Tuesday, March 3, 2009

2010 automated polls budget updates

The House of Representatives voted in favor of the P11.3-billion supplemental budget on third reading Tuesday night, the House of Representatives is eyeing the approval of either one of two "companion bills" that will likely determine how the 2010 elections will be conducted.

HB 5715, the measure allocating an P11.3-billion supplemental budget for election automation, was approved Monday night with 193 affirmatives votes, one negative vote, and one abstention.

Now its the Philippine Senate will have to approved this supplemental budget for the COMELEC to start their work.

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