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November 18, 2020

Senate tackles proposed 2021 budgets of DOLE, DOST, TESDA: Sen. Joel Villanueva defends the proposed 2021 budgets of the Department of Science and Technology (DoST), the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) during the hybrid plenary session Wednesday, November 18, 2020. The DoST budget of P23.890 billion is higher by 16.4 percent or P3.367 billion over the current year’s budget of P20.524 billion while the budget of DOLE is pegged at ₱27.5 billion. Meanwhile, TESDA is given a P13.7 billion budget allocation. (Joseph Vidal/Senate PRIB)