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Iloilo mayors urge quick passage of prov’l budget

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The League of the Municipalities of the Philippines-Iloilo urged the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) to approve the P3.7-billion proposed 2019 budget.

During its February 1 meeting, the League earlier passed a resolution, calling for the immediate passage of the provincial budget.

A total of 24 mayors attended the meeting.

Cabatuan Mayor Ronilo Caspe, also executive vice president for special concerns, said their proposal will be forwarded to the SP this weel.

The delay in the approval of the budget will not only affect the capitol employees but also projects in need of funding, said Caspe.

SP Committee on Appropriations chairwoman Dorothy Paes said they will finish its deliberations on the proposed budget on March 1.