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Palace to wait for final SC ruling on power hike before deciding on subsidy–Lacierda

Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Malacañang said on Monday it would wait for the final Supreme Court ruling on whether the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) committed grave abuse of discretion in allowing a P4.15 per kilowatt-hour power increase.

Posted: December 23rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Senate committee defers DOE budget approval

Senator Sergio Osmeña III. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

A Senate finance sub-committee on Tuesday deferred the approval of Department of Energy’s (DOE) proposed P4-billion budget due to the absence of some lawmakers.

Posted: September 24th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Responsibility, not privilege


Filipinos across the country have ventilated their sentiments on the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) and it is unequivocal; they want their government to abolish it now, not 2015 as the Department of Budget announced in recent days. The announcement was in a way understandable; there were line items and appropriations worked on in this […]

Posted: August 27th, 2013 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

DBM released P140-M pork for ex-solon via ‘caretaker’


The budget department released close to P140 million in pork barrel to the province of Dinagat Islands last month or six months after its representative, fugitive cult leader Ruben Ecleo Jr., was stricken off the congressional roster.

Posted: January 2nd, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

DOH, PhilHealth must prepare to absorb sin tax collections, says budget chief

Budget Secretary Florencio B. Abad. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

State health agencies might not be able to immediately absorb the expected incremental revenues from the proposed sin tax reform bill, a Cabinet official said on Thursday.

Posted: October 18th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »