A network of civil society organizations is lobbying the Senate to oppose cuts in the proposed P20.7 billion budget for the so-called Grassroots Participatory Budgeting (GPB) program that allows local government units to take part in identifying projects for funding by the national government.
By Marlon Ramos
Interior Secretary Mar Roxas on Tuesday assured the public that institutional reforms in the 150,000-strong Philippine National Police would continue amid allegations of corruption against PNP Director General Alan Purisima.
By Maila Ager
Senator Paolo Benigno “Bam” Aquino IV on Tuesday warned that the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) would return to the “clutches of partisan politics” if proposed reforms are not immediately passed.
A group of reform-minded citizens over the weekend called on President Aquino to certify as urgent the freedom of information (FOI) bill and the proposed Budget Impoundment Control Act (Bica) in a sincere effort to protect the proposed P2.6-trillion national budget from graft and corruption.
By Gil C. Cabacungan
President Aquino indicated Friday he would support Congress’ plan to introduce a new wave of reforms in the power sector amid charges of collusion among industry players to push up electricity rates.