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4 senators got P370M during Corona impeachment

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Sen.Vicente Sotto III, Sen. Jinggoy Estrada, Sen. Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. and Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. FILE PHOTOS

The Department of Budget and Management released a total of P370 million from the Disbursement Acceleration Program to four senators—Jinggoy Estrada, Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. and Vicente Sotto III—in the middle of the impeachment trial of then Chief Justice Renato Corona in 2012.

Posted: February 20th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

P598-B funds from 2012 eyed for ‘Yolanda’ rehabilitation plan

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Does President Aquino have to look far for additional funds for the government’s massive post-supertyphoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan) rehabilitation effort?

Posted: November 27th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Letter from Budget Secretary Abad

Budget Secretary Florencio Abad.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

We wish to clarify that despite the Philippine Daily Inquirer’s banner headline, “P879-M fund release by DBM investigated,” the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) did not in fact make any such fund release, as my office did not issue the Special Allotment Release Orders (Saros) specified in Mr. Gil Cabacungan’s article.

Posted: November 26th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

P42M released to the Bangsamoro Transition Commission

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The government is shoring up its peace-building efforts in Mindanao with the release of P42 million to the Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC).

Posted: May 22nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

State college budgets got boost, says Abad

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Budget Secretary Florencio B. Abad. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Contrary to public perceptions of low budgets for state colleges and universities (SUCs) in the wake of a student’s suicide due supposedly to limited tuition subsidies, the budgets of SUCs in fact received a 44-percent hike, Budget Secretary Florencio B. Abad said on Monday.

Posted: March 26th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Santiago, Trillanes in ouster plot–Enrile

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Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

If President Aquino were involved in the plot to oust him in connection with the reproductive health (RH) and sin tax measures, Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile said Sunday he would respect the President’s decision.

Posted: December 17th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Aquino orders review of Ampatuans’ LP membership

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President Benigno Aquino III has ordered Liberal Party officials to review the accreditation of Ampatuan clan members who are running for office in Maguindanao under the party, according to Budget Secretary Florencio Abad.

Posted: November 26th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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

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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 »

Teachers can now avail of GSIS benefits as DBM remits unpaid premiums

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Some 785,000 employees of the Department of Education can again enjoy their benefits from the Government Service Insurance System as Malacañang has started settling their unpaid premiums covering three and a half years.

Posted: October 3rd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino administration to use unspent funds for rehabilitation of flood-hit areas

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Sen. Franklin Drilon: Will he get it? INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Foreign funding will play a significant role in jump-starting the P352-billion flood-control plan of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), according to Sen. Franklin Drilon, the Senate’s finance committee chairman.

Posted: August 12th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

DepED’s 2013 budget to increase by P56-B in Palace proposal

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Budget Secretary Florencio B. Abad. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Malacañang is proposing an additional P56-billion budget for the Department of Education in 2013 – 23 percent more than this year’s allocation — to support the K-12 program, according to Budget Secretary Florencio B. Abad.

Posted: July 10th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

DBM releases P941M for public schools’ desks, chairs in 2012

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The Department of Budget and Management has released P941.3 million for the purchase of elementary and high school students’ armchairs and teachers’ desks.

Posted: July 4th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Pay for gov’t workers up by 7.6% to P212B as of May — budget chief

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Budget Secretary Florencio B. Abad. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Government expenses for personal services, including salaries and benefits of those working for national agencies, increased by 7.6 percent to P212 billion in the first five months of 2012.

Posted: June 28th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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