On Rep. Castro’s ‘Version’ of Tuesday Evening’s Meeting on the 2019 Budget

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Not true. Instead, my suggestion didnโ€™t sit well with the congressmen.

Executive Secretary Medialdea and Finance Secretary Dominguez in fact favorably endorsed my suggestion to President Rodrigo Duterte as a practical and logical approach to break the impasse, especially when I informed the President about the House of Representatives substantially slashing the P72.319-billion DPWH appropriations for the agencyโ€™s MFO1 and MFO2 (Major Final Output), which will have negative implications on the governmentโ€™s ‘Build, Build, Build’ program.

What was obvious last night is that the suggestion didnโ€™t sit well with the congressmen because they cannot be sure if all their realignments will be adopted. Itโ€™s all about their pork, not mindful if they will be derailing the flagship projects of the government.

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