House to let public ‘directly participate’ in 2021 nat’l budget deliberations

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MANILA, Philippines — The House of Representatives will give the public a chance to “directly participate” in deliberations on the proposed P4.5-trillion national budget for 2021, Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano said Monday.

In a statement, Cayetano said the House leadership will meet early this week to discuss the mechanics and protocols to be observed by the public to take part during House budget hearings, adding that this will be the first time that such initiative will be undertaken.

“Since the start of this pandemic, Congress has taken advantage of these new technologies to continue doing our work. Now, as we deliberate on the budget, we can use these same systems to allow our …

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