Sen. Panfilo Lacson is not alone in pushing for a bigger allocation for COVID-19 vaccines in the national budget for 2021.
Another year, another round of insertions.
After securing P10-billion worth of government infrastructure projects for the current year, the congressional districts of couple lawmakers House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano and Taguig Rep. Lani Cayetano are reportedly getting an additional P11 billion in public works budget under the 2021 National Expenditure Program (NEP).
Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon wants additional funding for the Department of Health (DOH) and Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) under the proposed P4.5-trillion national budget for 2021.
Sen. Panfilo Lacson smells “pork” in the P4.5-trillion proposed national budget for 2021. And an “addendum” from the Department of Public Works and Highways could be the key to removing it.
Tinipid! Sen. Risa Hontiveros claims 2021 National Expenditure Program (NEP) not a health heavy budget
The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) on Tuesday submitted to the House of Representatives the National Expenditure Program (NEP) for Fiscal Year 2021 amounting to PHP4.506 trillion.
Despite being the biggest appropriations in the country’s history, the proposed P4.1-trillion national budget for 2020 was a product of poor planning, Senator Panfilo Lacson said Thursday (November 14).
Senate President Tito Sotto admitted that it was difficult to eradicate pork barrel in the budget.
Each of the House of Representatives’ 299 members won’t receive a uniform allocation of P100 million under the proposed P4.1-trillion national budget for 2020, House Ways and Means Committee chairman and Albay Rep. Joey Salceda said Thursday (September 19).
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.
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.
The national government will allocate more than P620 million from the proposed P4.1-trillion budget for 2020 to finance the Duterte administration’s campaign to end communist insurgency in the country.
The powerful House Committee on Appropriations will begin on Thursday the budget deliberations for the proposed P4.1-trillion National Budget for 2020.
The Duterte government will allocate P108.9 billion for the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) next year following institutionalization of the said social service for indigent Filipino.
The Senate on Tuesday (August 20) received the proposed P4.1-trillion national budget for 2020.
House Speaker Alan Cayetano has promised his colleagues there will be equitable distribution of infrastructure allotment projects under the proposed P4.1-trillion National Expenditure Program (NEP) for 2020.
House Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo has asked the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) to submit to the House oversight committee on the 2020 budget the budget ceilings of each government agency of the proposed 2020 budget.
House committee on appropriations chairman Rolando Andaya Jr. on Monday said Budget Secretary Ben Diokno is troubled by upset contractors “who already paid ‘commissions’ for the P75-billion infrastructure projects inserted by the DBM in the NEP (National Expenditure Program).”
The bicameral conference has unanimously voted to strike down the P75-billion worth of insertions initiated by Budget Sec. Benjamin Diokno under the National Expenditure Program (NEP) for 2019, House Appropriations Committee chair Rolando “Nonoy” Andaya Jr. said.
An official of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has defended Budget Sec. Benjamin Diokno for including billions of pesos in the agency’s 2019 budget even without prior consent of its top officials.
House Appropriations Committee chair Rolando “Nonoy” Andaya Jr. on Wednesday expressed support to the proposal on Sen. Panfilo Lacson for President Duterte to use his line-item veto power to remove alleged pork barrel insertions in the 2019 national budget.
House Appropriations Committee chair Rolando “Nonoy” Andaya Jr. on Wednesday blasted anew Budget Sec. Benjamin Diokno for once again skipping the congressional probe over questionable allocations and budget practices of the Department of Budget and Management (DBM).
House Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo urged members of the Bicameral Conference Committee for the proposed 2019 National Budget to allocate funding for the acquisition of titles of urban poor housing beneficiaries.