DepEd prepares wish list for Senate to include in 2023 national budget
The Department of Education (DepEd) ready with the list of programs which it would request senators to include for additional funding in the 2023 national budget.
DepEd spokesman Michael Poa said the DepEd’s finance group will come up with a “wish list”.
“Once the wish list is finalized, that will be sent to the Senate,” said Poa.
Last week, the House of Representatives announced the realignment of P10.5 billion to DepEd’s proposed 2023 budget, including P10 billion for the construction of school buildings and P581 billion for special education (SPED).
Poa said they have yet to receive official information on the realignments.
“The Department of Education will always welcome any additional budget that can be given to us on top of what is stated in the National Expenditure Program,” he said.