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Budget hearings marred quorum lack By Gerry Baldo 09/10/2011

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Budget hearings marred quorum lack

By Gerry Baldo 09/10/2011

The plenary debates on the proposed national budget for 2012 have been marred by the absence of so many lawmakers so much so that the House had to adjourn shortly after noontime.

But the House leaders, led by Speaker Feliciano Belmonte and Rep. Jospeh Emilio Abaya chairman of the appropriations committee, dismissed the lack of quorum, saying that this will hardly affect the timetable of the national budget’s passage.

This usually translates to the House passing the most important annual legislative measures without as much as debates or scrunity of the Malacañang-proposed measure.

It is usual too, for the House of Representatives, whose majority always is allied with Malacañang, to simply pass the measure without any cuts..... MORE

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