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P2.6T national budget has P500B lump sum

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“Lump sum” items amounted to P501 billion in the proposed P2.606-trillion national budget for 2015 that Malacañang submitted to the House of Representatives on Wednesday.

Posted: July 31st, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

No more lump-sum amounts in P2.6T budget proposal, says Palace exec

Cabinet Secretary Rene Almendras  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Aquino administration submitted to Congress on Wednesday, the P2.6-trillion national budget proposal for 2015, which would involve what Cabinet Secretary Rene Almendras described as the “outcome-based performance-informed budgeting (PIB) strategy.”

Posted: July 30th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

‘Yolanda’ rehab plans welcome but execs say: Please hurry up

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It’s about time. But please hurry up. Leaders of municipalities ravaged by Super Typhoon Yolanda welcomed President Aquino’s approval of the rebuilding blueprint for five provinces and Tacloban City. Mayor Ricky Ramirez of Medellin town in Cebu province said his constituents had been waiting for eight months for the rebuilding to get off the ground.

Posted: July 30th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Fallen tree ties up traffic on major Cebu provincial artery

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Fallen century-old tree blocks the national road in Barangay Perrelos, Carcar City, Cebu. No one was hurt in the incident Saturday, July 26, 2014. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

A century-old tree Acacia fell in the middle of a road that runs through the length of Cebu province on Saturday morning, tying up traffic in Barangay (village) Perrelos on the outskirts of Carcar City, about 40 kilometers south of here.

Posted: July 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Honesty is in her nature

IRIS Melodia, a customer lounge attendant at Ayala Center Cebu, shows where she found a pouch containing P64,000 in cash. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

As a single mother to three children, Iris Melodia hardly makes ends meet with a monthly pay of P7,800 as a customer attendant at Ayala Center Cebu in Cebu City. An extra cash would have given her relief from her financial difficulties in paying for rent, utilities and food.

Posted: July 12th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »