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September 4, 2023

OVP's confi, intel funds: Deputy Minority Leader Risa Hontiveros shows interest in the details of the Office of the Vice President (OVP) P500 million confidential and intelligence funds and the agency’s primary mandates. During Monday’s budget hearing, September 4, 2023 of the Finance Subcommittee A on the proposed 2024 OVP budget, Hontiveros wanted to know the priorities of the OVP and where it will use the confidential and intelligence funds. “I'll pursue in plenary, during the period of interpellation and amendments, one of my main subjects of debate with the OVP regarding the confidential and intelligence funds,” Hontiveros stressed. In response, Vice President Sara Duterte said the confidential fund is for the safe, secure and successful implementation of the programs, projects and activities, and engagements of the OVP. (Bibo Nueva España/Senate PRIB)