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Yesterday, I inquired from the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Sec. Enrique Manalo whether the DFA has the data on the magnitude of the sovereign territorial properties of the Philippines in the West Philippine Sea illegally occupied and developed by China in contumacious defiance of the arbitral decision in favor of the Philippines against the spurious claims of China.

Pending a thorough perusal of the President’s 2024 National Expenditure Program (NEP) which was submitted this morning to the House of Representatives, it is opportune to remind Congressmembers that while the President proposes the national budget, it is the Congress, more particularly the House of Representatives, which disposes and approves the national budget through the annual General Appropriations Act (GAA).

The Supreme Court decision declaring unconstitutional Republic Act No. 11935, which again postponed the barangay and SK elections (BSKE), sustains my position and those of a few other legislators that the challenged statute violates the Constitution.