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DBM: No ‘pork’ in antipoverty projects

Florencio ''Butch'' Abad 2

Heeding the clamor, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) has uploaded on its two websites the details of poverty reduction projects worth P20.9 billion, which 1,590 local governments are seeking through a Grassroots Participatory Budgeting Process (GPBP) in the proposed P2.6-trillion national budget for 2015.

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

Recto seeks muting of Charter change chatter


Senate Pro Tempore Ralph Recto on Thursday urged 2016 aspirants to observe “political ceasefire” and “mute” the Charter change (Cha-Cha) overtures.

Posted: August 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

JV Ejercito lists Aquino’s failures in ‘kontra-Sona’

Senator Joseph Victor "JV" Ejercito INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Senator Joseph Victor “JV” Ejercito delivered what he said was the “true state of the nation” that President Benigno Aquino III failed to mention in his State of the Nation Address (Sona).

Posted: August 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Gov’t to distribute bikes, boats for students in far-flung areas

deped pedals and paddles program

In provinces where villages are far from the city center, Filipino children are forced to walk long distances just to get to school.

Posted: August 7th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

PH needs 20 years to significantly reduce poverty—Neda chief

Arsenio Balisacan of NEDA. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The country’s chief economic manager told lawmakers on Wednesday that at least two decades of consistent economic growth would be needed to significantly reduce poverty.

Posted: August 6th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »