The House Appropriations Committee has approved the proposed budget for the Office of the President (OP) for next year.
The amount is P 19.9 billion.
The allocation for President Rodrigo Duterte's office for 2017 is 607% higher than the P 2.8-billion budget this year.
Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea presented the proposal to lawmakers.
It was approved in less than 10 minutes.
The committee has also approved the proposed 2017 budget for the Office of Vice President.
Vice President Leni Robredo’s proposed budget for next year is P428 million.
The proposal was approved in 3 minutes.