Proposed 2020 national budget to be submitted in next 2 weeks: Cabinet exec


Posted at Jul 22 2019 12:32 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte signs the 2019 General Appropriations Act at the Malacañang Palace, April 15, 2019. King Rodriguez, Presidential Photo

MANILA - The proposed national budget for 2020 will be submitted to Congress in the next 2 weeks, unlike in previous years when the President submitted the proposed spending plan on the day of his State of the Nation Address (SONA).

Without elaborating, Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles said the budget would be submitted to Congress in the next 2 weeks.

Under the law, the President must submit the proposed budget within 30 days following his annual report to the nation. 

Malacañang earlier said it was confident the passage of the budget would not be delayed as the President's allies dominate both chambers of Congress. 

--Report from Joyce Balancio, ABS-CBN News