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‘Errata’ sneaked into budget total P4.7 B, not P450 B, says solon

Davao City Rep. Isidro Ungab. Photo from congress.gov.ph

The controversial “errata” inserted at the last minute by the Department of Budget and Management in the proposed budget for 2015 account for only P4.7 billion of the P2.6-trillion expenditure program, the chairman of the appropriations committee of the House of Representatives said Tuesday.

Posted: October 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

‘Errata’ reinserted in national budget bill

Philippine Congress. AP FILE PHOTO

The House of Representatives is poised to approve this week the 2015 national budget that will include the last-minute changes introduced by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM), such as “realignments within department or agency budgets.”

Posted: October 26th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Gov’t to spend billions of funds for creation of Bangsamoro

Budget Secretary Florencio “Butch” Abad. Photo by RYAN LEAGOGO/INQUIRER.net

The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) may be contributing so little to the country’s national treasury, but the government is willing to pour billions of funds to the region to help create the politically autonomous Bangsamoro entity.

Posted: October 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Incentives, instead of pay hike, set for gov’t workers in 2015—DBM chief Abad


There will be no pay increase for the 1.4 million government workers in 2015 after this year’s typhoons prevented the government from completing a survey on salary and benefits for them, Budget Secretary Florencio Abad has said.

Posted: September 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Solon decries ‘midnight insertions’ in 2015 budget


Militant lawmaker decried the supposed “midnight insertions” in the proposed 2015 national budget, claiming that Malacañang meant to circumvent Congress so it could turn the budget to the president’s pork barrel.

Posted: September 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »