Duterte approves proposed P3.757-T national budget for 2019

Aika Rey
Duterte approves proposed P3.757-T national budget for 2019
The proposed P3.757-trillion budget for 2019 is smaller than the 2018 budget of P3.77 trillion

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte has approved the proposed 2019 national budget, according to the Department of Budget and Management (DBM).

In a text message on Tuesday, July 10, Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno said that Duterte approved the proposed budget “as presented.”

“[T]he P3.757-trillion national budget for 2019 was approved by the President and the Cabinet as presented. The meeting was adjourned at 2 am,” Diokno said.

The proposed P3.757-trillion budget for 2019 is smaller than the 2018 budget of P3.77 trillion. – Rappler.com

Aika Rey

Aika Rey is a business reporter for Rappler. She covered the Senate of the Philippines before fully diving into numbers and companies. Got tips? Find her on Twitter at @reyaika or shoot her an email at aika.rey@rappler.com.