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Senate approves 2018 ARMM budget in less than a minute


Pasay City, October 11 -- The P33.569 billion budget for the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) for 2018 was approved by the Senate without much discussion and in less than a minute on October 11, 2017.
ARMM's information bureau in its website said senators present during the Senate plenary hearing did not raise any questions which made the budget approval quick.

No discussion took place between the ARMM executives and the senators, the website said.

The Senate finance subcommittee endorsed the budget proposal on September 18.

The budget also had a swift approval at the House of Representatives after it received support from the majority on September 12.

About P14.661 billion, or 43.8% of the total budget is allocated for personnel service. Another P14.042 billion, or 41.96%, is allocated for capital outlay, and the remaining P4.766 billion, or 14.24%, is for maintenance and other operating expenses. (RSP)
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