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× Budget delay horror gives Neda anxiety

The country's chief economist on Thursday warned Congress against delaying the passage of the proposed P4.1-trillion 2020 national budget---or else risk growing the economy by just below 5 percent next year.


Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia told the House appropriations committee that operating again on a reenacted budget next year would be a form of "regressing" and should slow…

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