The Department of Science and Technology is getting a lower budget for 2020.
The Department of Budget and Management approved a budget of P20.1 billion for 2020 for the DOST, which is P79.85 million lower than its P20.26 billion budget for 2019.
A total of P14.09 billion will go to maintenance and other operating expenses, P3.85 billion to personal services while P2.228 billion go to capital outlay.
Of those figures, P1.4 billion will go to the Philippine Atmospheric and Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration, while P588.1 million will go to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology. P2.6 billion will go to the Philippine Science High School.