2018 Budget has P60B for Salary Hike of Uniformed Personnel, P10B for Marawi

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A P60-billion budget for the salary hike of military and uniformed personnel (MUP) in government and a P10 billion fund for the reconstruction of war-stricken Marawi City were included in the Senate version of the proposed P3.767 trillion national budget for 2018, Sen. Loren Legarda said on Wednesday. All 16 senators present in the session hall of the Senate unanimously approved the 2018 budget. Legarda, chair of the Senate Committee on Finance, described the budget bill as a “compassionate budget” addressing the needs of the people, those who serve the people, the most vulnerable sector, and the often neglected segments of the society.…