Drilon: No member of the Senate slashed the budget of the SEA Games

Aileen Cerrudo
Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon

Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon has denied the allegation that the Senate slashed the budget for the 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games.

This was in response to the claims of Kabayan Partylist Rep. Ron Salo that it was Drilon who slashed the budget for the SEA Games.

“The journal of the Senate dated December 6, 2018 would clearly reveal that no member of the Senate slashed the budget of the SEA Games,” Drilon said in a statement.

“It was the bicam, which members of the House of Representatives were part of, that slashed this to P5 billion. For the record, it was not I who proposed to slash it to P5 billion during the bicam,” he added.

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The current budget for the SEA Games reached P6 billion, the additional P1 billion came from the contingency fund.—AAC (with reports from Nel Maribojoc)

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