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Supplemental budget entries ‘suspicious’

Kabataan Rep. Terry Ridon. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The House of Representatives on Thursday began plenary debates on the proposed P22.46-billion supplemental budget for 2014, which one party-list lawmaker has denounced as “replete with suspicious double entries.”

Posted: December 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Bicameral committee approves proposed 2015 national budget

Senate of the Philippines. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The congressional bicameral conference committee approved on Wednesday the proposed P2.606-trillion national budget for 2015 sans the proposed P8-billion continent fund for Bangsamoro.

Posted: December 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

House body approves P22.5B extra budget

Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO / LEO M. SABANGAN II

At least P5-billion worth of “amendments” will be inserted by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) into the P22.46-billion supplemental budget it is seeking from Congress, ostensibly because the government had an excess of revenues.

Posted: December 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Santiago: Senate budget version ‘wards off evil’

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Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago on Thursday said she was satisfied with the Senate version of the national budget which had been amended to “ward off evils” that she warned against.

Posted: November 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Abad: Budget free of pork

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Budget Secretary Florencio Abad.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO / GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE

Budget Secretary Florencio Abad insisted Tuesday that the proposed national budget for next year was free from pork barrel, despite Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago’s allegation that it included P37.3 billion in lump-sum appropriations.

Posted: November 26th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »