MANILA, Philippines — Even as the Senate’s budget deliberations are yet to begin, Senator Panfilo Lacson has already flagged “hundreds of millions” of “questionable” and possibly redundant appropriations under the proposed P4.5 trillion national budget for 2021.
Speaking with reporters on Monday, Lacson said he will seek clarification from budget officials when the upper chamber starts discussions on the proposed national budget for next year.
“May nakita na kami na mga questionable and we want it clarified,” he said.
(We saw some questionable appropriations and we want it clarified.)
“Itatanong ko, para ma-clarify nila, gusto kong malaman, baka meron akong na-miss na hindi…