Press Release
August 6, 2013

Drilon: Senate will save P50 million from rationalization
of oversight committees

Public clamors to trim down the number of congressional oversight committees will not fall on deaf ears as the Senate is poised to overhaul them with the end in view of generating approximately P50 million in annual savings, Senate President Franklin M. Drilon said today/August 06.

"We will rationalize the oversight committees so that we will be able to save funds by the end of the year," said Drilon.

"We have reached a consensus that there is a need to rationalize the oversight committees so that we can save on public funds," he added.

Drilon said they will have yet to decide on which oversight committees will be removed and retained.

Drilon also said that the rationalization of the oversight committees is just one of the reforms that are going to be implemented in the 16th Congress.

Oversight committees are ad hoc panels created by law or Senate resolution to monitor the implementation of specific laws.

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