Veto Message on the 2019 Budget

MALACAÑAN PALACE MANILA April 15, 2019 THE HONORABLE SPEAKER LADIES AND GENTLEMEN OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES By the power vested in me by the Constitution, I sign into law Republic Act (RA) No. 11260, the General Appropriations Act (GAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019, entitled “AN ACT APPROPRIATING FUNDS FOR THE OPERATION OF THE […]


Veto Message of President Aquino to the 16th Congress regarding the General Appropriations Act of 2015, December 23, 2014

MALACAÑANG MANILA December 23, 2014 THE HONORABLE SPEAKER LADIES AND GENTLEMEN OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES By the mandate vested upon me by the sovereign will of the Filipino people, I sign into law Republic Act (R.A.) No. 10651, the General Appropriations Act (GAA) for fiscal year (FY) 2015, entitled “AN ACT APPROPRIATING FUNDS FOR […]


Veto Message of President Aquino to the 16th Congress regarding the General Appropriations Act of 2014

Sa pagpasa natin sa Budget na ito, tumutugon tayo sa tawag ng panahon. Tumutugon tayo sa malinaw na atas ng taumbayan na paigtingin ang reporma sa gobyerno. Tumutugon tayo sa pangangailangan ng mga biktima ng mga nagdaang sakuna. Higit sa lahat tumutugon tayo sa hinahangad nating malawakang kaunlaran para sa lahat.


Veto Message of President Aquino on H.B. No. 1863

While I recognize the laudable intent of our legislators to provide for uniform mechanisms and procedures in the operation of all State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) as well as standardizing the composition of a state university’s governing board, the bill excludes the regular members of the governing board of SUCs provided for under R.A. No. 8292.


Veto Message of President Aquino on House Bill No. 1801

The agency has already decided to transfer the Vicente Sotto Memorial Hospital, a tertiary level specialized hospital, beside the Eversley Childs Sanitarium Hospital to accommodate additional patients and provide for specialized medical services that the latter cannot. Thus, the proposed increase in bed capacity would be unnecessary and would result in unjustified expenditures.


Veto Message of President Aquino on House Bill No. 4149

Thus, while I appreciate the laudable intent of the proposed bill to promote and develop our country’s fishing sector, it is my view that creating a municipal fishing port within the same municipality where one is currently established results in a redundancy of functions and services that fails to justify the perceived costs and expenditures.


Veto Message of President Aquino on House Bill No. 897

While I recognize the laudable intent of our legislators to rationalize the management of the natural resources of the Camotes Islands Group, which is a potential tourist destination, the enrolled bill’s technical descriptions are inaccurate and a particular provision is constitutionally infirm.


Veto Message of President Aquino on House Bill Nos. 2233 and 2315

The roads subject of these measures failed to comply with the DPWH’s Road Functional Classification Criteria and the Technical Standards and Requirements evaluation under the administrative procedure for converting roads outlined in Executive Order No. 124, series of 1987.