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CamSur Rep. Bordado wants to raise OVP budget to at least P1B

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Camarines Sur Rep. Garbriel Bordado has proposed to increase the budget of Vice President Leni Robredo in 2022 to at least P1 billion, citing the initiatives of the OVP during the pandemic.

Bordado, in his manifestation during the budget deliberation, lauded the OVP for its flagship programs, especially during the pandemic.

“On top of its multiple programs and projects aimed at improving the lives of our marginalized countrymen, the OVP has been at the forefront of the fight against the deadly COVID pandemic,” Bordado said.

“I am therefore proposing once again that the P713 million budget of the OVP for 2022 representing a substantial cut of more than 21 percent be increased to at least P1 billion,” he added.

The proposal was backed by CT Teachers Partylist Rep. France Castro.

Robredo personally appeared at the lower House to defend the P713.41 million proposed budget of her office for 2022. She said the OVP proposed an original budget of P714.56 million but this was cut by the Buddet department.

The P713.41 million budget proposal is at least 21% lower than the OVP’s 2021 budget of P908.79 million.