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Imee Marcos hits budget cut on Veterans hospital in 2020 budget

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Senator Imee Marcos slammed the P211-million budget cut on the proposed budget for the Veterans Memorial Medical Center (VMMC) in 2020.

On Sunday, November 16, the politiko questioned the budget decrease in a Facebook post. From the hospital’s current budget of P1,866,436,000 in 2019, VMMC’s proposed budget for next year under the General Appropriations Bill is at P1,654,818,000.

“Nagtataka ako kung bakit nabawasan ang VMMC ng 11 percent o P211,618 milyon. Alam naman natin na padami nang padami ang pasyente na tumatandang mga sundalo, bakit babawasan?” said Marcos.

“So, sana dagdagan naman yun, kasi kailangan na kailangan natin na mas maayos naman yung ating mga hospital, lalo para sa mga sundalo. May sakit na nga pagkakaperahan pa!” she added.

The Senate is currently deliberating the proposed P4.1-trillion budget in 2020.

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