Senator Christopher “Bong” Go, in a radio interview on Saturday, December 25, said that President Rodrigo Duterte will expedite the review and signing of the proposed 2022 General Appropriations Act to ensure that the government has a working budget for the rehabilitation and recovery of areas hard hit by Typhoon Odette.
Duterte is set to approve the proposed 2022 national budget before the year ends. Otherwise, the government will run under a reenacted budget or the national budget for 2021.
Earlier, Duterte issued Proclamation No. 1267 putting Regions IV-B, VI, VII, VIII, X, and XIII under a state of calamity to fast track all rescue, recovery, relief and rehabilitation efforts there.