Stepped-up spending is the best calamity response, Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto said on Monday, comparing keeping funds in the treasury to “withholding rice in the bodegas when people are hungry.”
MANILA – Speaker Lord Allan Velasco on Monday assured the public that there are no ”pork barrel” allocations in the House-approved version of the proposed PHP4.5-trillion national budget for 2021.
Malacañang is looking forward to the immediate passage of the P4.506-trillion 2021 General Appropriations Bill after the House of Representatives approved the measure on third and final reading.
Malacañang expressed confidence that the proposed P4.5-trillion national budget for 2021 will be passed on October 16.
Malacañang said it does not see President Rodrigo Duterte having a problem with calling for another special session to allow the Senate to pass next year’s national budget.
MANILA – A P2-million cash gift was allegedly distributed to selected congressmen right after the plenary debates for proposed P3.5-trillion national budget for 2021, amid…
Embattled Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano has lost his moral authority to lead the House of Representatives after he messed up in handling the proposed P4.5-trillion national budget for 2021.
Sen. Panfilo Lacson is eyeing an “early” session for the Senate to ensure the early passage of the P4.5-trillion proposed national budget for 2021.
Senator Pia Cayetano displayed her annoyance at her colleagues Friday (October 9) after the possibility of having a reenacted budget for 2021 was mentioned during a budget hearing.
House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano has welcomed President Rodrigo Duterte’s call for Congress to hold a special session from October 13 to 16 to pass the proposed 2021 national budget.
Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Jay Velasco has slammed House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano for using the P4.5-trillion national budget for 2021 to extend his stay in power.
MANILA – The House of Representatives on Monday started its plenary deliberations on the proposed PHP4.506-trillion national budget for 2021.
They may fume all they want, but lawmakers who had some P84 billion in insertions in the 2020 national budget are still not likely to get their “pork” anytime soon, Sen. Panfilo Lacson said Sunday.
Decongesting Metro Manila is something that may not take off the ground if needed tweaks are not made to the national budget, Sen. Panfilo Lacson said Friday.
House Deputy Speaker and Antique Rep. Loren Legarda has suggested that the P1.6-billion unprogrammed funds under the 2020 national budget may be used for social programs to aid those people affected by the Luzon-wide lockdown due to the COVID-19 crisis.
Deputy Speaker Luis Raymund “LRay” Villafuerte got half a billion pesos to build and maintain 14 hospitals in his bailiwick, the second district of Camarines Sur, under the 2020 national budget.
Mindoro Rep. Salvador “Doy” Leachon accused Deputy Speaker for Finance Luis Raymund “LRay” Villafuerte of consistently intervening during deliberations over P4.1 trillion national budget.
Research and development can greatly help government deal with disasters, yet it gets a measly 0.4 percent of the national budget.
Around P700 billion of “unutilized” funds can be tapped under the 2019 national budget to address the needs of victims of natural disasters.
In signing the P4.1 trillion national budget for 2020, President Rodrigo Duterte did not veto any provision of the General Appropriations Act.
President Rodrigo Duterte signed on Monday the P4.1 trillion national budget for this year.