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Congressional Signing of 2018 GAA

Congressional Signing 1 and 2

Senator Loren Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Finance, together with Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno, Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III, House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, and Congressman Karlo Nograles, House Committee on Appropriations Chair, signs the 2018 General Appropriations Act (GAA) at Casa Roces, Manila, prior to President Rodrigo Duterte’s signing in Malacañang. Legarda said, “The national budget is the lifeblood of the government. It is our investment for the future. Thus, we ensured that the 2018 GAA puts our people at the center of our agenda. It aims not only to create growth, but ensures that everyone benefits from the growth we will create together.”

 

Congressional Signing 3

Senator Loren Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Finance, together with Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno, Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III, House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, and Congressman Karlo Nograles, House Committee on Appropriations Chair, signs the 2018 General Appropriations Act (GAA) at Casa Roces, Manila, prior to President Rodrigo Duterte’s signing in Malacañang. Also in photo are Atty. Lutgardo B. Barbo, Senate Secretary (leftmost), and Atty. Cesar Pareja, Secretary General of the House of Representatives (rightmost).