Manila, Jan. 6 -- House Majority Leader Martin Romualdez on Monday welcomed the signing into law of a 'pro-poor' national budget for 2020 that will carry President Rodrigo Duterte's commitment of social payback to give Filipinos a comfortable life.

In a statement, Romualdez said the 2020 budget priorities include social services, peace and security, and infrastructure to support the administration's Build, Build, Build program.

"The huge allocation for social services carries the President's programs to create more jobs, generate investments, better access to health care, free education, and other basic social services," Romualdez said.

The House leader assured that the national budget has no pork, no parking, and no delay, as he express...