Examining the BARMM Budget for FY 2020

The members of the Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) has approved the Php 65.9 billion budget for the fiscal year 2020. The timely approval of the budget before the close of fiscal year 2019 has been seen as one of the milestones of the BTA during its first year of transition period. The challenge remains, however, on the mechanism by which the Bangsamoro Government intends to implement the budget and the manner of budget release by the National Government.