The national government’s fiscal balance recorded a surplus of PhP46.32 billion in the start second quarter of 2018, bringing down the Jan-Apr 2018 total deficit to PhP105.86 billion.
Revenue in April 2018 grew to PhP307.56 billion from the PhP235.88 billion recorded in 2017, resulting in a 30.4% growth in revenue collections.  However, national government spending reached PhP261.24 billion, up by 42.69% from the PhP183.08 billion recorded last year.

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