The Department of Transportation has confirmed China's plan to finance the construction of the Mindanao Railway project through the Official Development Assistance (ODA) or simply put, loans.
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Department of Budget and Management Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno said the new complaints about the additional excise tax that goes with the T law would yield P130 billion revenues in 2018.
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Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque has admitted there are no concrete details yet about increasing the salaries of teachers.
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As plenary debates on the proposed P3.767-trillion national budget kicked off in the Senate, members of the minority bloc are poised to block the approval
Collection of irrigation service fees (ISF) to farmers should be stopped given that a P2 billion subsidy to cover for such fees had been provided for already in this year’s budget of the National Irrigation Administration (NIA), Sen. Win…
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Kabayan party-list Rep. Harry Roque finds it unreasonable for government to impose additional taxes when huge chunks of the national budget end up unused each year.
The alleged existence of pork barrel funds in the P3.3-trillion national budget for 2017 was not brought up when 15 of 24 senators met Wednesday night (Jan. 11) for a caucus in Makati City, Senate Majority Leader Vicente “Tito” Sotto III…
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All government employees-- from the rank and file to the bosses-- will enjoy a pay raise this year since the national budget includes an allocation
Senate President Pro Tempore Franklin Drilon has admitted to requesting for funds for some of his projects in the P3.3-trillion national budget for 2017 but said these cannot be considered as “pork barrel” funds.
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Is there still pork barrel left in the P3.35-trillion national budget that President Rodrigo Duterte just signed into law?
Neglect for a crucial process in preparing the national budget may be partly to blame for the rash of “insertions” of projects for funding, Sen. Panfilo Lacson lamented.
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Former budget secretary Florencio “Butch” Abad has come out of the woodwork to meet with Senate President Pro Tempore Franklin Drilon just before the Senate started marathon deliberations on the proposed P3.35-trillion budget for 2017,…
Huwag ipilit para di maipit! Ping narrates why politikos should not short-circuit projects with pork
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Instead of short-circuiting the procedure with "pork"-like insertions in the national budget, members of the House of Representatives should course developmental projects through the proper procedures, like the local development councils.
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Just like majority of Filipinos, the folks over at the Department of Budget and Management were probably hooked on Miss Universe 2015 that they absentmindedly sent out a press release on the signing of the P3.002-trillion national budget…
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The leaders of the 16th Congress on Wednesday approved the congressional bicameral report on the P3.002 trillion national budget. During the signing of the report, Sen. Loren Legarda, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, and Rep.…
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Large lump-sum items supposedly for local governments in the proposed national budget for 2016 may lead to abuse for next year's elections, a militant think tank warned Thursday. IBON Foundation said the National Expenditure Program…
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Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno is cautious of getting assistance from private business groups for reforming the judiciary even as it stressed the need for improvements so that justice may be served more efficiently. Speaking at a…
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MANILA, Jan. 27 (PNA) -- To make up for its low public spending in the last two years which has slowed down economic growth, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) has released the bulk of the P2.606 trillion budget this year. Based…
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As deliberations started in Congress on the proposed national budget for 2015, the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) endorsed on Thursday, August 7, a people's initiative against discretionary funds or pork barrel. In a…