Tags: 2010 Philippine National Budget

Menyer Ligmon’s family budget of $8 a day is spent for one and a half kilos of rice, $0.46 for the snack of each of her six children, who are attending school, $0.46 for one fourth kilo of sugar, $0.46 for kerosene gas for her lamp for one week .. and the rest for noodles and vegetables, cooking oil, salt and the cheapest milk for her two-year old child.

As Malacañang forwarded to Congress the proposed P1.4-trillion national budget for 2009 last Aug. 26, the Confederation for Unity, Recognition and Advancement of Government Employees (Courage) said that Mrs. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is really preparing for the elections of 2010, adding that they will guard the P1.41-trillion budget to ensure that it would not be used…