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September 8, 2021

Bills on renationalization of hospitals: Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel “Migz” F. Zubiri, during Wednesday’s Committee on Finance briefing of the Development Budget Coordinating Committee (DBCC) on the proposed 2022 National Expenditure Program, September 8, 2021, seeks guidance from the Department of Budget and Management and the Department of Finance on the renationalization of devolved hospital institutions in compliance with the Mandanas ruling. Zubiri noted that there are lots of bills pending in the Senate that will need funding and therefore the passage of these bills should take into account the limited budget for programs and projects of the national government. “What guidance would you give us because it’s very easy to pass these bills but difficult for fiscal responsibility,” Zubiri said. (Screen grab/Senate PRIB)