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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 »

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