Speaker Prospero Nograles formally accepts from Budget Secretary Rolando Andaya, Jr., the proposed P1.541-trilion national budget for 2010 which President Gloria Arroyo said is the final budget of her administration. Through Sec. Andaya, the President said the budget looks beyond 2010, so that future generations can build on what the Arroyo administration is leaving as legacy.
Subsequently, the Speaker turned over the voluminous documents to House appropriations Chairman Junie Cua (3rd from right) in the presence of (first row, from left) Reps. Hermilando Mandanas, Neptali Gonzales II, Deputy Speakers Simeon Datumanong, Eric Singson and Raul del Mar. Also present at the turn over are (not in order) Deputy Speaker Ma. Amelita Villarosa, Reps. Trinidad Apostol, Ferdinand Martin Romualdez, Juan Edgardo Angara, Thelma Almario, Reylina Nicolas, Jesus Crispin Remulla, and Reynaldo Uy. (Photo by Engelbert Engay).