Philippines Report

Budget, emergency powers among Senate priorities as sessions resume

WITH the Senate scheduled to resume session on Monday, November 7, Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III said that the top agenda of the Senate will be the passage of the P3.35 trillion national budget for 2017.

Another priority bill, Pimentel said will be the granting of emergency powers to the President to address the traffic crisis.

Pimentel said the Senate plans to pass its version of the bill on third and final reading in the last week of November.

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