PBBM raised 'valid points' in 2023 nat'l budget veto message—senators

Senate Majority Leader Joel Villanueva on Wednesday, December 21 said he respects the President’s prerogative to veto some provisions of the General Appropriations Act (GAA) 2023.

"And we trust in his wisdom," Villanueva said.

"The work of the legislature now is to continue its oversight powers and ensure that appropriated funds are spent economically, efficiently and effectively,’’ he pointed out.

Senate Minority Leader Aquilino Pimentel III said the President raised valid points in his veto message.

"I hope that the prioritization of the education sector as mandated by the constitution is really reflected in the budget law after the veto," Pimentel stressed.

"Also, we still have to monitor how the budget is actually implemented," he added.

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