The Public Attorney’s Office (PAO) has decided to suspend conducting forensic examinations following the budget slash of its forensic laboratory.
General Appropriations Bill
The Senate is set to start plenary debates on the proposed P4.1-trillion budget for 2020 Monday (November 11), with the goal of having the General Appropriations Bill (GAB) on President Rodrigo Duterte’s desk for his signature before…
The House leadership appeared lukewarm to the proposal of Sen. Panfilo Lacson to open to public the bicameral conference committee deliberations for the proposed P4.1-trillion national budget for 2020.
Are pork barrel funds finally gone for good under the proposed P4.1-trillion national budget? Senator Panfilo Lacson isn't discounting the possibility it might show up during the bicameral conference committee deliberations.
Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon and Senator Panfilo Lacson have called out the House of Representatives for allegedly making "anomalous" amendments to the proposed 2020 national budget after it has been passed by the chamber on third…
Dapat umanong alisan ng project allocation sa General Appropriations Bill ang mga Senador dahil wala naman itong mga constituents ayon kay Cong. Mike Defensor.
Senate President Vicente "Tito" Sotto III expects the proposed 2020 national budget to be approved by the Senate on third and final reading by November since it already hurdled the House of Representatives last week.
House committee on appropriations chairman Isidro Ungab on Tuesday stressed that the 2020 General Appropriations Bill was a virtual copy of the National Expenditure Program submitted by the executive department to Congress.
The House leadership is planning to realign some P2 billion under the proposed P4.1-trillion national budget to finance the Department of Agriculture’s (DA) procurement of palay reserve from local farmers at a very reasonable price.
Moderate your greed: Lacson knows House members get kickbacks but hopes they don’t ask for too much…
Senator Panfilo Lacson, a staunch crusader against pork barrel funds, knows giving a 20-percent commission to lawmakers for government projects is SOP or standard operating procedure.
Senator Panfilo Lacson couldn’t help but be amused at the recent withdrawal of the General Appropriations Bill (GAB) in the House of Representatives, allegedly because of an attempt to introduce insertions or new expenditure items.
House Majority Leader Martin Romualdez on Sunday confirmed that the same General Appropriation’s Bill based on the original budget proposal submitted by the executive branch was refiled and referred back to the House committee on…
The House of Representatives will proceed with the plenary proceedings for the proposed P4.1-trillion General Appropriations Act (GAA) for 2020 next week, Davao City Rep. Isidro Ungab said.
About 68 congressmen are reportedly asking for additional infrastructure allotment for their respective districts and constituents under the proposed budget next year of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).
The House leadership has given an assurance to pass the proposed P4.1-trillion national budget on final reading by the first week of October.
House Committee on Appropriations chair and Davao City Rep. Isidro Ungab took a swipe at Deputy Speaker for Finance Luis Raymund Villafuerte for interfering with the process on the proposed P4.1-trillion national budget for 2020.
House Committee on Appropriations chair and Davao City Rep. Isidro Ungab has warned that the withdrawal of General Appropriations Bill (GAB) will pave the way for the alleged revival of pork barrel funds.
Congressmen have warned that the decision of Deputy Speaker for Finance Luis Raymund Villafuerte to recall the filing of the General Appropriations Bill (GAB) will surely raise doubts in the ongoing proceedings of the Lower House.
House Deputy Speaker for Finance Luis Raymund Villafuerte apparently wants a new General Appropriations Bill (GAB) following the withdrawal of the filed legislation for the proposed P4.1-trillion National Budget for 2020, Appropriations…
Senator Sonny Angara has vowed that the proposed 2020 national budget will be passed on time before the end of the year.
Independent candidate Senator Grace Poe does not support having a reenacted budget this year.
House Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo on Friday categorically denied she had any hand in the last-minute changes made by the House to the 2019 budget, which is causing delay in its passage into law.
Deputy Majority Leader Rodante Marcoleta stressed that the General Appropriations Bill will prevail if there's a disagreeing provision in the Bicameral Conference Committee report
House Appropriations Committee chair and Camarines Sur Rep. Rolando Andaya Jr. is open to the proposal of the Senate President Vicente Sotto III for a special session of Congress to finally beak the longstanding budget impasse between the…