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× Sotto, Lacson: 2019 budget OK sans ‘pork’ a victory for Senate

MANILA, Philippines--- The signing of the 2019 national budget into law sans the P75 billion "pork" was a victory for the Senate.

"The President knew we were right," Senate President Vicente "Tito" Sotto III said in a text message Monday night.

Sotto said the President vetoed P95.3 billion, including the P75 billion unconstitutional realignments of the House of Representatives.

In signing…

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