Angara assures ‘well-crafted’ 2021 national budget

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MANILA, Philippines — While Senator Sonny Angara is confident that the Senate will come up with a “well-crafted” national budget for 2021 before the year ends, he assured that the upper chamber will “not sacrifice scrutiny for speed.”


“We will meet the deadline of a well-crafted budget ready for the President’s signature long before the year ends,” Angara said in a statement on Friday.


Despite the pandemic triggering adjustments in the way the Senate conducts its hearings, Angara said this would not hinder the chamber from conducting budget discussions thoroughly.


“Recent Senate hearings have s…

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The Philippine Daily Inquirer, popularly known as the Inquirer, is an English-language newspaper in the Philippines. Founded in 1985, it is often regarded as the Philippines' newspaper of record.

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