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Senate tackles P2.6T budget as Escudero proposes new appropriations

Sen. Francis Escudero. FILE PHOTO

The Senate on Tuesday began plenary debates on the proposed P2.606 trillion national budget for 2015 focusing on the proposed P19 billion increase for the government’s rehabilitation and reconstruction program, among others.

Posted: November 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Senate decides to suspend probes to focus on national budget


When the Senate begins plenary deliberations on Wednesday on the national budget for 2015, all committee hearings are expected to grind to a halt.

Posted: November 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Palace confirms nat’l budget bill certified urgent

Malacañang Palace.  FACEBOOK PHOTO

Malacañang on Wednesday confirmed that the general appropriations bill has been certified as urgent by President Benigno Aquino III.

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

‘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 »

Congress urged to junk 2015 budget due to pro-DAP provisions

ACT Teachers Representative Antonio Tinio. PHOTO from congress.gov.ph

A citizens’ coalition has asked the House of Representatives to thumb down the draft law setting the 2015 budget, because it would “legalize the unconstitutional.”

Posted: October 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »