Philippine President Duterte signs 2022 budget for pandemic recovery

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte signed on Thursday the nearly $100 billion national budget for 2022 to fund the country's sustained recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

"The budget is set to inspire actions that focus on building resilience amidst the pandemic, sustaining the momentum towards recovery, and continuing the legacy of infrastructure development," Duterte said during the signing ceremony at the Malacanang presidential palace in capital Manila.

Source(s): Xinhua News Agency

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