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P5.2T budget for 2023 to help PH recover from pandemic — Co

December 16, 2022 Ryan Ponce Pacpaco 85 views

HOUSE committee on appropriations chairman and Ako Bicol Party-list Rep. Zaldy Co on Friday said the P5.268-trillion 2023 national budget will help the country move forward from the pandemic to prosperity.

“Ang taunang pagpasa ng General Appropriations Act (GAA) ang nag-iisang pinakamahalagang gawain ng Kongreso. Ang GAA na ito para sa 2023 ay tutulong sa Pilipinas na makabangon mula sa patuloy na epekto ng pandemya at sumulong tungo sa kaunlaran (The annual passage of the General Appropriations Act is the single most important task of Congress. This GAA for 2023 will help the Philippines recover from the continuing effects of the pandemic and move forward to prosperity),” said Co, who helped shepherd the law in the House of Representatives.

“Pinasasalamatan ko ang aking mga kasamahan sa Kamara at Senado, at ang mga opisyal mula sa Executive Department para sa kasipagan, pagsusumikap, at mahabang oras na inilaan nila sa pagbalangkas, deliberasyon, at syang nagbunga ng mabilis na pagpasa ng batas,” Co said of GAA signed this Friday afternoon by President Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos Jr.

“Ang mamamayang Pilipino ang dapat nakikinabang sa mga batas na ating ipinapasa. May mga probisyon ang GAA na ito na magpapapanatili sa pag-unlad na ating tinatamasa, sa pamumuhunan at trabaho para sa ating mga kababayan, at sa pagpapataas ng kita ng pamilyang Pilipino,” Co added.

House Majority Leader Manuel Jose “Mannix” M. Dalipe welcomed the enactment of the 2023 national budget.

“This record-breaking enactment of the country’s P5.268 Trillion national budget for 2023 is proof of the Marcos administration’s unparalleled commitment to quickly set into motion all the programs needed to revive the economy. This shows that the President fully understands the need to sign the budget bill without delay to quickly address the needs of our people,” Dalipe said.

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