THE 2023 national budget is "still on track" for approval at the House of Representatives by October 1, Marikina 2nd District Rep. Stella Quimbo said.

Quimbo, senior vice chairman of the House Committee on Appropriations, said during the Ugnayan sa Batasan forum on Tuesday that 14 out of 34 agencies have conducted budget briefings as of Monday.

"With two more weeks of budget briefings, meaning this week and next week, the appropriations committee, led by Chairperson Elizaldy Co, gladly shares that we are still on track with our target date to pass the General Appropriations Bill by Oct. 1, 2022," she said.

"On September 16, we are expected to finish the budget hearings and head on to plenary debates by September 21," Quimbo said.

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