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Duterte signs 2017 record 3.35 trillion peso budget into law

It is 11.6% higher than 2016, allows more spending on roads, bridges, airports

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Mr Duterte with a copy of the 2017 3.35 trillion peso budget after signing it into a law during a ceremony at the presidential palace in Manila yesterday.

Manila

PHILIPPINE President Rodrigo Duterte signed 2017's record budget into law on Thursday, the first spending measure under his administration which he described as a response to the public's "clamour for change".

Mr Duterte, who won the presidential election in May by a huge

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