You can bet on it.
The disappointing 5.6 percent economic growth in the first quarter was largely due to the delay in passing the budget.
Now that the problem has already been resolved, Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III said the local economy has no way to go but up.
“Economic growth is expected to finish stronger over the April-June period and for the rest of 2019 as the government puts Build, Build, Build on the fast lane following the passage of the 2019 GAA and domestic consumption picks up amid cooling inflation,” Dominguez said.
There’s a lot of catching up to do, which the economic team has committed to accomplish this year.