MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – The Senate today approved the 2018 budget for the Office of the Vice President, granting Leni Robredo a three percent increase from this year. The senators gave Robredo a P443 Million budget for next year.
Here’s a transcript of the Senate budget hearing:
Senator: So, Ma’am Leni, you are asking for a P443 Million budget for your office in 2018?
VP: That’s korek
Senator: But with all due respect, Ma’am, you yourself said that the only job of the Vice President is to wait for something to happen to the President.
VP: Yes, I did.
Senator: So why do you even need a single centavo for your office’s budget?
VP: Your honor, I have many foreign travels and speaking engagements scheduled for 2018: Rome, London, Paris, Toronto, Sydney and many more…
Senator: Oh, okay. Mr. Chair, I move to approve the almost half a billion 2018 budget requested by the Vice President.