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Senate to start budget deliberation on proposed 2015 national budget

Senate President Franklin Drilon SENATE PHOTO

The Senate will start its hearing of the 2015 national budget on August 19, after it was presented before the House of Representatives on Wednesday.

In an interview with dzRH, Senate President Franklin Drilon said a huge chunk of the 2015 national budget has been allocated for social services as it benefit the poor.

“Sisimulan naming sa Agosto 19 ang pagdidinig sa Senado ng budget. Sa ngayon meron na kaming kopya ng General Appropriations Bill ng programa ng gobyerno,” he said on Friday.

“Napansin ko rito ang pinakamalaking budget ay para sa social services. Yung Department of Education, Department of Health, PhilHealth, DSWD. Yan ay umaabot ng halos kalahati ng budget natin,” he added.

Drilon said a total of P1 trillion has been allocated for the social services.

Here is the breakdown of the P2.606 trillion budget:

Social services – P967.9 billion up from P841.8 billion

Economic services – P700.2 billion, up from P593.1 billion

General public services – P423.1 billion up from P362.6 billion

Debt burden – P399.4 billion up from P377.6 billion

Defense – P115.5 billion up from P89.5 billion

The Department of Education got the huge share of the pie with P365.958 billion.

It is followed by:

Department of Public Works and Highways – P300.519 billion

National Defense – P144.036 billion

Interior and Local Government – P141.423 billion

Social Welfare and Development – P108.97 billion

Health – P102.178 billion

Agriculture -P88.818 billion

Transportation and Communication – P59.463 billion

Environment and Natural Resources – P21.290 billion

Judiciary – P20.285 billion

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