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Senate OKs 2018 budget for Office of the President in 2 minutes

Senators Vicente Sotto III and Franklin Drilon talk to Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea during the deliberations on the proposed 2018 budget of the Office of the President. (MNS photo)

MANILA, Oct 11 (Mabuhay) –The Senate on Wednesday approved the proposed P6.03-billion budget for the Office of the President (OP) for 2018 in just two minutes.

Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea was present during the Senate’s budget interpellations.

Senate Minority Franklin Drilon said no questions will be raised on the OP’s budget “out of inter-departamental courtesy.”

“Traditionally, in the chamber, we do not raise issues on the budget of the Office of the President out of inter-departamental courtesy; and therefore, we would move to a motion that the budget of the Office of the President be submitted for the consideration of the plenary without any further question,” Drilon said.

The motion was approved without any objections.(MNS)

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