2023 national budget to be submitted next month

Malacañang is set to submit its proposed 2023 national budget to Congress next month. 

Press secretary Beatrix “Trixie” Cruz-Angeles said a special Cabinet meeting was held today to discuss the provisions of the 2023 National Expenditure Program (NEP).

“The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) showed their proposed submission for Congress. Then other secretaries presented their few inputs for its fine tuning,” Angeles said in a press conference. 

Among those discussed in the meeting were the Budget of Expenditures and Sources of Financing, Staffing Summary, and the President’s Budget Message. 

Angeles said the Cabinet members also tackled the proposed rightsizing of the government’s workforce DBM, which is meant to make their operations more efficient. 

“DBM is scheduled to submit the Budget Documents to the President on 19 August 2022, not next week as mentioned earlier in the press briefing, and the same is expected to be submitted to Congress on August 22, 2022,” Angeles said. 

Budget Secretary Amenah F. Pangadanamn earlier said among the top sectors to be prioritized in the 2023 NEP are education, health, infrastructures, and agriculture.  

She said they expect Congress to pass the 2023 General Appropriations Act (GAA) before it’s Christmas break.

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