Senate open to studying addt’l budget for cash dole outs

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Thu, 17 Sep 2020 06:58:52 +0000

SONNY Angara (FB)

SONNY Angara (FB)

By HANNAH TORREGOZA

The Senate said Thursday they are open to studying the feasibility of including an additional budget for cash dole outs in the proposed P4.506-trillion national budget for 2021.

“We will be looking at these programs as we hear the departments of DSWD, NAPC (National Anti-Poverty Commission), DoLE (Department of Labor and Employment), and other agencies that can help alleviate poverty in the country,” said Sen. Juan Edgardo “Sonny” Angara after the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) estimated that the number of poor Filipino households may increase to 20 million next year.

Senate President Vicente Sotto III agreed with the chairman of the Senate Committee on Finance, saying senators will “study and review” the
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