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Senate passes 2013 budget of P2T

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MANILA, Philippines—The Senate on Wednesday evening passed on third and final reading the P2-trillion budget for 2013, and President Aquino, according to Senator Franklin Drilon, is expected to sign it before Christmas.

With a vote of 14-1 , the Senate passed the 2013 budget, which is 10.5 percent higher than the 2012 budget of P1.816 trillion. Senator Joker Arroyo registered the lone dissenting vote

Drilon said the budget will next be taken up in a bicameral conference, which he expects to be convened next week.

He said that he does not think the budget will encounter much difficulty in the bicameral committee since there was not much substantial difference between the version of the Senate and that of the House.

“There are no major differences between (the two versions) and no major individual amendments,” Drilon told reporters.

“The proceedings will be open to the public. We expect to send the reconciled version of budget and have it signed before Christmas,” he added.

The P2-trillion budget l allocates P698.4 billion for social services, P510.9 billion for economic services, and P333.9 billion for debt servicing.

The Department of Education (DepEd) has the biggest budget allocation with P292.7 billion, 22.6 percent higher than the 2012 budget.

The Department of Public Works and Highways comes second with P152.9 billion followed by the Department of National Defense with P121.6 billion.

The Department of the Interior and Local Government has an allotment of P121.1 billion; Agriculture, P74.1 billion; Health, P56.8 billion; Social Welfare and Development, P56.2 billion; Transportation and Communications, P37.1 billion; Finance, P33.2 billion; and Environment and Natural Resources, P23.7 billion.


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  • kilabot

    there goes taxpayers’ money for pork.
    well done, pig.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_U62PHGMKO4RK7BLMC4ACA4EG5A EREC

    BAKIT PO NAGMAMADALI NA MA APPROBAHAN ANG BUDGET FOR 2013….. SANA PO KUNG MA APPROBAHAN MAN….ANG RELEASE NG PERA  SA MGA POLITICIANS AFTER NG ELECTION SA 2013 MAY. …… DAMING NAKAWAN NANAMAN ITO!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BL2GYU35SO6HTJUEAUTXS3QFYM George Lapulapu

      Budget is different from expenditure…

    • joshmale2004

      Budget laang po ito at isang buwan na lang 2013 na. Kailan nyo gustong gumawa sila ng 2013 budget? Sa July 2013 ba? Anong klaseng budget ang mangyayari kung tapos na January hanggang June 2013.

  • MindfulofToday

    A great plan for the country, but will it be executed properly or will the plan be thrown to the bin and the budget into their pockets? >:D<<

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/R2FFYM2CAKG5XZKG4SH7KVAQSY pinoiwonderboi

    Kung panahon pa ni Gloria Arroyo ngayon, maraming bubuluking bigas na naman ang NFA…

  • Luthmar

    P698.4 billon are allotted for “social services.”  There are separate allocations for Education, Health and SWD, hence, what govt projects are covered by these “social services.?

  • brentcom

    daming nanakawin na naman.yung walng kabusugan abang na kayo!!!! mga magnanakaw!!!! 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AESD5SRM5UZUONKPCETXR76NKU Dennis

    na approve din ang budget para sa PORK BARREL NG MGA MAGNANAKAW. Sana mag ka cancer kayo sa kakakain ng mga ninakaw nyo na pera ng mga mahihirap na mamamayan!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AESD5SRM5UZUONKPCETXR76NKU Dennis

    Ako’y sasaludo kay PNOY kung ipatanggal niya ang PORK BARREL NG MGA BABOY NA MAGNANAKAW SA SENADO AT KONGRESO bago niya pirmahan ang 2013 budget.

    • joshmale2004

      Kung magnanakaw pala mgaSenador at Congressman ninyo, mas saludo ako sa yo at sa taong bayan kung wag nyo na ulit silang iboto sa mga susunod na eleksyon. Alam nyo na pala silang magnanakaw eh paulet ulet nyo pa rin silang binoboto tuwing eleksyon.

    • pej1972

      Bakit ka kay Pnoy sasaludo eh ang Kongreso gumagawa at nagbabago ng batas. Para mawala pork barrel, ipabago batas.

  • Bisdak69

    MASAYA NA NAMAN ANG MGA KALAHI NI LOLONG… YEHEYYY!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AESD5SRM5UZUONKPCETXR76NKU Dennis

      LOLONG NA BUWAYA. ANG DAMI NYAN SA SENADO AT KONGRESO.

  • wawa2172

    So what happened to the headline yesterday. Serge Osmena to blocked the Aurora economic zone project of Angara? It will not happen, masyadong malaki ang utang na loob nang palasyo sa mga Angara during Corona impeachment. Osmena  and Angara are of the same feather their families have formed well entrenched political dynasties in Cebu and Aurora respectively. The pork will dominate the budget and not the education. Maraming mag hahati sa huli while the pork is a means of funding source for incumbent politicians as far as their bank accounts much more that election is just around the corner.

    • joshmale2004

      Wag nyo silang iboto ulit para di sila ang makinabang sa budget.

  • boybakal

    2T Budget….Paper Budget…Where will they get the money. From the people again.
    BIR will be the collection agency, they will squeeze more the taxpayers hard earned income including Pacquiao

    • joshmale2004

      Saka na kayo ngumawa pag may nagpasa ng bagong batas para itaas ang mga tax rate nyo. May isip ang gobyerno kung saan kukunin eto. Antayin natin.

      • $20722540

        ayaw mo silang ngumawa, eh nagsasabi lang naman sila ng opinion. di wag karing ngumawa, diba?  wag mo silang pakialamanan

      • joshmale2004

        Di ko kayo pinapakialaman. Nagsasabi din lang ako ng sarili kong opinion period.

      • $20722540

        Ok, so yong opinion mo wag kayong ngumawa, ako puede  funny eh!!!

      • joshmale2004

        no problem pre.

  • thisismikodee

    Do you even understand that those things are used in order to improve every Filipino’s lives as much as possible?
    debt servicing – we do have a lot of debt to pay to other countries if you don’t know.
    DepEd – as shown by what you people wrote, we have to improve our educational system and facilities especially for those who are willing to learn and understand and use these skills in order to improve their lives and help others.
    DPWH – improve the infrastructure
    and etc.
    I understand these are not completely right.

    and the thing is, are you people even willing to give up a part of your money in order to for it to be allocated for the sake of improving other peoples lives and eventually including yourself? I understand if you see tax in a negative way during Arroyo’s time, but this time is different.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AESD5SRM5UZUONKPCETXR76NKU Dennis

      THE BOTTOMLINE IS…… 30% NG BUDGET AY PUMAPASOK SA BULSA NG MGA BUAYANG  TONGRESOMEN AT TONGNADOR. IPINADAAN LANG SA LEGAL NA PARAAN PARA DI MASYADONG MAHALATA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • joshmale2004

        Bakit kasi pauli ulit nyo binoboto mga Congressman ninyo. Pati mga asawa at anak binoboto nyo din sa local election. Tapos ngawa kayo ng ngawa na magnanakaw sila. Kung wala kayong tiwala sa mga Congressman nyo, iboto ninyo yung sa palagay ninyo eh matino at wag mga traditional politician.

      • $20722540

        madali mo lang sabihin bakit ninyo binoboto?  pumapayag ka ba na mangurakot sila?  kong yes ang sagot mo buti pa wag ka ng magsalita.

      • GOPHILIPPINESGO

        The bottomline is wala ka talagang alam. Kung may ebidensya ka, mag file ka ng charges at magpatawag ka ng presscon. siguradong dudumugin ka ng media.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BL2GYU35SO6HTJUEAUTXS3QFYM George Lapulapu

    depED is not the highest.. DEBT SERVICING is the highest!!!!

    • GOPHILIPPINESGO

      LOL! clearly, you are just trying to criticize but you are way off the mark. Debt servicing is actually not the highest if you lump the budget into 3 main sectors, namely: SOCIAL SERVICES, which include education – P698.4B, ECONOMIC SERVICES – P510.9B, and DEBT SERVICING is third – P333.9B.

      If we dissect the national budget by DEPARTMENTS, the Department of Education has the highest allocation compared with all the other departments.

      Magbasa kang mabuti george.

      • $20722540

         ikaw naman noh!!! diba meron din dept. of paying loans (debt servicing)  hahahaa

  • joshmale2004

    Ang dami na namang pumuputak dito na ibubulsa lang ng mga Congressmen nila ang pera sa budget. Alam nyo na palang kurakot ang mga Congressman ninyo eh bakit kasi paulit ulit nyo silang binoboto. Sa laki ng budget na to, dapat magtanda na kayo at piliin ang mga karapat dapat na pagtitiwalaan nyo sa pera ng bayan. Hirap sa inyo, tinatawag nyong kurakot mga representative ninyo eh kayo din ang naglagay sa kanila sa Congress. Pati mga asawa at anak nila binoboto nyo din sa lokal na election. Wag na tayong mag plastikan. Kung wala na kayong tiwala sa Congressman ninyo, eh, wag nyo na silang iboto ulet.. Pag nanalo pa rin mga yan sa 2013, sarili nyo na lang sisihin ninyo. Baka hindi ninyo alam, ang mga perang pinang susuhol sa boto nyo para manalo sila eh galing sa kaban ng bayan. Kaya pag tinanggap ninyo at binoto sila, accessory na din kayo sa kurakot na systema. Tandaan nyo yan.

  • Henry Lamparas

    dapat  kasi naman wag na tayong magpakatanga ok..uunlad at uunlad tayo basta piliin lng natin ung tamang tao na pwedi nating mapagkatiwalaan at hindi ung nagpapayaman lng..U can’t rly imagine how the hell did Mr. Joseph Estrada got the second highest votes during the election..sobra naman tlga tanga tau ano..kahit nga alam na natin na wlang nagbago sa bansa natin at kahit pa nga napatalsik na sa serbesyo dhil sa corruption ay makuha pa nating iboto..Com’on people! Nasa mabuting kamay na ang Pilipinas ngaun dhil sa ating mahal na leader ngayon..Saludo ako kay Noynoy dhl dami na nyang napatunayan at tlga namang sobrang lakas na ang economy ng bansa natin..God bless PH

  • GOPHILIPPINESGO

    I can sleep soundly at night fully confident that the government is in the good hands of President Aquino, the incorruptible president!

    • zeroko

      Wrong, he is the worst of his kind because his technique of corruption is insidious. It will not surface until there is already an irreparable damage. The PPP or Public Private Partnership is another word of Chinese complete takeover of our land and resources. You will wake up one day and realize that this country is no longer belongs to the Filipinos. Two trillion pesos means, more debt obligation for Juan de la Cruz. Even the next Filipino generation will keep on paying our debt. Thanks to our corrupt Filipino-Chinese government. 

      • mabyrik

        Most of those utangs were done before Pnoy’s term, mostly by your president GMA (she’s not my president for she is fake).
        If there is any semblance of corruption today, it can already be heard in the grapevine. So far, pnoy is clean and that will remain so for he is the exact opposite of previous presidents (GMA, erap, marcos).

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5STEU22AD7YRHQSB6RE56ZDSYA J

    Ang mga nakangiti:

    Senators
    Congressman
    Gobernadores
    Mayores
    Political dynasties
    Mga buwitre at buwaya sa gobierno.

  • zeroko

    Our crazy Filipino-Chinese government keeps on raising the budget without considering where they will get the source to support it. Keep on borrowing, is their slogan. Let Juan dela Cruz shoulder all of the debt obligation, to hell we (Filipino-Chinese) do we care. Customs and BIR collection has a significant short fall. What will these Chinese do, sell the government assets again?

    • yesyesyo

      The one who is crazy here is you.

      National budgets increase every year whoever is the president. The difference is PNOy is not corrupt and good governance is showing that it is good economics. Critics will always be negative, their sad role in life.LOL!!

    • EOJ

       Knock it off! crab!

  • yesyesyo

    Go PNoy! we trust you. Your honest and good governance makes the difference.

  • disqusted0fu

    but of course! the bigger the budget, the greater the chance for corruption! but where are they getting the money from? i wouldnt be surprised if by next year they will legalize marijuana and have high taxes for it.



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