Palace urges Robredo to go to Congress for ICAD budget hike

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Published November 15, 2019, 1:48 PM

By Argyll Cyrus Geducos

Malacañang said Vice President Leni Robredo should go to the Congress if she wanted an increase in the budget of the Inter-agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs (ICAD) because the budget for 2020 was already submitted to the Legislative Branch.

Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo
(OPS / FILE PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN)

Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo made the statement after Robredo sought for an increase in the government’s 2020 budget for the anti-illegal drugs campaign, particularly in the areas of rehabilitation and prevention.

In an interview with CNN Philippines, Panelo said it would be hard to increase the budget since it was already prepared last year. He suggested that the ICAD co-chairperson should go directly to the Senate and

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