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Duterte vetoes nat’l budget provision on disclosure of intel funds spending to Congress

Duterte vetoes nat’l budget provision on disclosure of intel funds spending to Congress

FILE — President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on December 26,2020. ALFRED FRIAS/ PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has vetoed a provision in the 2021 national budget requiring the disclosure to Congress how intelligence funds would be spent. In his veto message made public on Tuesday, Duterte said “all activities involving intelligence gathering that have a direct impact on national security and...

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