Saying the Supreme Court ruling on the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) could cripple the bureaucracy, Budget Secretary Florencio Abad Jr. asked the Association of Government Accountants of the Philippines Inc. (Agap) on Tuesday in Baguio City to lobby the Supreme Court into amending its July 1 decision that declared unconstitutional parts of the government’s stimulus scheme.
By Marc Jayson Cayabyab
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.
By DJ Yap
The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) has withdrawn its corrections to the proposed P2.6 trillion budget for 2015 that was approved on second reading by the House of Representatives last week.
By Christine O. Avendaño
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.
By Matikas Santos
Budget Secretary Florencio “Butch” Abad was grilled in the Senate on Tuesday over their non-itemized budget allocation for several vehicles that Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero considered as lump-sum items.