November 23, 2010
Transcript of Interview of Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile
On the Budget Deliberations
Q Ano po ang timetable ninyo for the budget deliberations?
SP We are going to debate the budget but in the end we will have to pass it.
Q Daily po?
SP Yes, daily.
Q May hinahabol pong timetable sir?
SP We will finish it (inaudible) December 1.
Q Sir, ano po ang bottleneck between the versions of the two budgets? What would be the most significant change?
SP I don't think there would be too many changes. We will give the benefit of the doubt to the present administration. Next budget time, if we find anything amiss, then we will have to scrutinize it.
Q The CCT remains intact?
SP I think so, by and large.
Q Tataas po daw ang credit standing natin?
SP Siguro. Kanina, may pinag-usapan, 'yung VFA.
Q Meron pa po bang cuts sa budget?
SP I don't think so.
Q How about realignment?
SP Maybe here and there, we will punish the agencies that do not perform well.