2014 budget - updates

Rappler's latest stories on 2014 budget


DBM releases P9.41B for building 6,000 new classrooms

Sep 23, 2015 - 5:08 PM

The highest allocation will go to Calabarzon P2 17 billion followed by the National Capital Region P1 29 billion and Western Visayas P1 2 billion

MORE CLASSROOMS. Teachers from the President Corazon C. Aquino Elementary School console their students throwing a fit during the opening of classes in Quezon City on Monday. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Davao City's calamity fund priorities questioned by auditors

Jun 20, 2015 - 11:00 AM

The Commission on Audit says Davao City s LDRRM office charged against the calamity fund expenses that were not disaster related

DBM releases P1.13B for repair of 5,000 classrooms

May 25, 2015 - 10:49 PM

Yolanda hit Eastern Visayas will get the biggest cut of the pie with P595 01 million to be used for the repair of 2 485 classrooms in the region

RUINS. The inside view of what was once a high school classroom in Hernani, Eastern Samar. File photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

Obama deportation shield, Syria air strikes, Ferguson cop | The wRap

Nov 26, 2014 - 9:00 PM

About 40 thousand Filipinos are eligible for US President Obama’s deportation shield Syria fires air strikes at ISIS capital Raqa leaving 63 dead The Ferguson cop who killed a black teen says his conscience is clear

Recto wants post-budget document that tracks implementation

Nov 18, 2014 - 8:52 PM

Senate Pro Tempore Ralph Recto says agencies should be required to report the execution of previously funded projects using the same line item format of the General Appropriations Act

BUDGET DOCUMENTS. Consisting of nine documents, budget documents measure almost one-foot thick and weigh around 11 kilos. Photo by Angela Casauay/Rappler.com

Lawmakers question DSWD's conditional cash transfer program

Aug 28, 2014 - 8:40 PM

Members of Congress grill Social Welfare Secretary Dinky Soliman over her agency s 2015 budget

Int'l research project in limbo, not in CHED's 2015 budget

Aug 26, 2014 - 6:19 PM

The Philippine California Advance Research Institute project is halted causing the Commission on Higher Education s proposed 2015 budget to decrease by almost half to P3 56B

Rappler Newscast | July 31, 2014

Jul 31, 2014 - 8:17 PM

The government tells Filipinos “Leave Libya now Is the Philippines ready to deal with the Ebola virus? A Turkish official tells women not to laugh in public

Nancy: P300M requested after NHA programs got zero budget

Feb 10, 2014 - 8:34 PM

The amount was requested not just by Senator Binay but other senators as well – after the DBM allotted nothing to 3 housing programs for 2014

Chiz: Impractical to remove budget lump sums

Jan 14, 2014 - 6:35 PM

Removing lump sums will give government a difficult time reacting to any eventuality in the future says the chairman of the Senate finance committee

SC asked to strike down lump sums in 2014 budget

Jan 13, 2014 - 6:30 PM

Ex Manila Councilor Greco Belgica says while the PDAF is unconstitutional the 2014 budget is still filled with lump sums that are of the same character

2ND TRO. Another set of petitioners seeks for a TRO vs Meralco's record-high price hike, the second this week. File photo by Rappler

‘Shameless for Jinggoy to give PDAF to Manila’ – Trillanes

Jan 09, 2014 - 6:39 PM

Senate finance committee chair Escudero sees nothing wrong: The propriety or impropriety of an allocation will be determined by its use or utilization

Palace, critics clash on scrapping of SARO

Jan 03, 2014 - 4:55 PM

Malacañang says scrapping the SARO system is an anti corruption move; critics say it removes the paper trail of government funds now centralized in the Palace

5 roadblocks that PH education hurdled in 2013

Dec 23, 2013 - 2:44 PM

What were the setbacks of Philippine education in 2013? Rappler lists down 5 of them in this yearender

Rappler Newscast | December 20, 2013

Dec 20, 2013 - 9:41 PM

Killers gun down the mayor of Zamboanga del Sur and his wife A task force will investigate Enrile President signs the 2014 budget into law

Rappler Newscast | December 10, 2013

Dec 10, 2013 - 9:42 PM

2014 budget approved New guidelines issued for Maguindanao massacre trial Thailand’s prime minister refuses to step down

Senator wants bicam budget debate on Facebook, Twitter

Dec 09, 2013 - 5:41 PM

Senator Cayetano says social media will allow immediate feedback from netizens while the two chambers of Congress reconcile their versions of the budget bill

Congress divided on making bicam budget meetings public

Dec 06, 2013 - 12:14 PM

The House of Representatives is open to televising and livestreaming the bicam meetings on the 2014 budget Senate leaders seem divided on the matter

Make bicam meetings public – Netizens

Dec 04, 2013 - 8:03 PM

Petitioners want to televise and livestream the bicameral conference committee meeting that will discuss the 2014 budget

TRANSPARENCY. A petition to make bicameral meeting on the 2014 budget has circulated online

MGB allots P400M for completion of geohazard maps by 2014

Dec 01, 2013 - 12:32 AM

Part of the budget for 2014 will also be used to procure 15 new ground penetrating radars that will map geohazard zones

Bicam conference for 2014 budget set on December 9

Nov 30, 2013 - 5:28 PM

This gives Congress enough time to discuss even the proposed supplemental budget for calamities

ONE DAY. Senate Finance committee chair Francis Escudero says they are doing pre-bicameral meetings to speed up the bicameral conference on December 9. File photo from Escudero's Facebook page. Photo by Alex Nueva Espana

P38.8B: Govt’s 5 immediate priorities post-Yolanda

Nov 28, 2013 - 2:04 PM

The Senate finance committee passes the P14 6 billion supplemental budget for 2013 for calamity related purposes

Senate OKs budget, P100B for calamities

Nov 26, 2013 - 7:50 PM

The Senate approves the 2014 budget including a P100 billion fund for rehabilitation and calamities

Senate increases Haiyan rehab fund to P15B

Nov 14, 2013 - 11:04 AM

The Senate increases the proposed rehabilitation fund for Yolanda in the 2014 budget to P15 billion

Most senators want ‘pork’ deleted, few opt for disaster aid

Nov 11, 2013 - 7:08 PM

14 senators want their pork barrel allocation deleted from the 2014 budget while 4 want it realigned for various purposes

Senate eyes P10B rehab fund for Yolanda victims

Nov 11, 2013 - 4:06 PM

Escudero says the Senate is eyeing putting up a special rehabilitation fund in the budget and will include safeguards against corruption

At least 4 senators want their PDAF deleted in budget

Nov 08, 2013 - 4:43 PM

Escudero Drilon Pimentel and Poe want their PDAF removed from the 2014 budget

House OKs P2.268T budget for 2014

Oct 22, 2013 - 6:10 PM

The House overruled an opposition lawmaker who wanted to examine the budget bill for undisclosed changes since the second reading

Tiangco: Palace trying to control funds of autonomous bodies

Oct 11, 2013 - 8:08 PM

The Navotas congressman says the Palace is being consistent in its attempts – it tried to do this with Supreme Court personnel budget before

NO RIGHT. UNA campaign manager Toby Tiangco says Sen Franklin Drilon has no right to tell him and UNA to concede. File photo

Pork barrel for CHED?

Aug 28, 2013 - 11:12 AM

Nueva Vizcaya Rep Carlos Padilla says It s like pork because it s only released when you re able to identify the programs you are going to implement

Itemize lump sum funds, gov't agencies told

Aug 27, 2013 - 8:34 PM

They have until October 15 to disaggregate their budget Abad says

UNA questions P1.9B 'additional funds' in DILG budget

Aug 25, 2013 - 10:11 PM

Tiangco says projects on climante change water and housing in the DILG budget are outside the department s mandate

DOLE threatened with budget cut

Aug 14, 2013 - 12:10 PM

Akbayan Rep Walden Bello wants to know if DOLE has sanctions against officials linked to the sex for flight scheme

Escudero: Probe 'pork' instead of piecemeal exposé

Aug 01, 2013 - 2:41 PM

Sen Francis Escudero addresses his colleagues reluctance about investigating the pork barrel scam

WHY PROBE? Sen Francis Escudero says an exhaustive Senate probe on the pork barrel is better than the "piecemeal reports" coming out of the media.

Palace submits to House a budget heavy on social services

Jul 23, 2013 - 7:46 PM

The biggest chunk – P842 8 B – of the proposed 2014 budget goes to social services sector The CCT program expands to include high school students

FUNDS. Budget Secretary Butch Abad submits the proposed 2014 budget to Speaker Sonny Belmonte. Photo by Rappler

A political conversation with the president

Jul 20, 2013 - 4:37 PM

The SONA is my conversation with the President Here are 10 questions I will bring to this conversation

2014 budget focus: DepEd, DPWH, DILG

Jul 18, 2013 - 10:04 PM

Also getting a big slice of the budget are the Department of National Defense the Department of Health and the Department of Agriculture

LONG TALKS. President Benigno S. Aquino III presides over the Cabinet Meeting at the Aguinaldo State Dining Room of the Malacañang Palace on Monday, July 8. Malacañang Photo Bureau

Agencies can defend projects, CCT in their budgets – Palace

Jul 12, 2013 - 5:06 PM

Malacañang Palace shows little concern over the opposition s plans to scrutinize the 2014 budget for possible items to be used for electioneering

LONG TALKS. President Benigno S. Aquino III presides over the Cabinet Meeting at the Aguinaldo State Dining Room of the Malacañang Palace on Monday, July 8. Malacañang Photo Bureau

Nancy Binay: UNA to check DILG, CCT budget

Jul 11, 2013 - 5:00 PM

Sen Nancy Binay says her plan to check the budget of the DILG and CCT has no political color

'NO POLITICS.' Sen Nancy Binay denies that her plan to scrutinize the budget of the DILG and CCT is politically motivated, saying it is senators' job to check the budget. Photo by Rappler/Ayee Macaraig

Palace finalizes P2.268-T budget proposal for 2014

Jul 11, 2013 - 12:25 AM

The thrust remains inclusive growth We are enhancing social protections and creating opportunities for employment says Malacañang

LONG TALKS. President Benigno S. Aquino III presides over the Cabinet Meeting at the Aguinaldo State Dining Room of the Malacañang Palace on Monday, July 8. Malacañang Photo Bureau

'Exacting, rigorous': Cabinet takes up budget for 10 hours

Jul 08, 2013 - 10:52 PM

The Aquino administration is running behind its preparation of the 2014 budget Each Cabinet member was grilled as in a thesis defense

LONG TALKS. President Benigno S. Aquino III presides over the Cabinet Meeting at the Aguinaldo State Dining Room of the Malacañang Palace on Monday, July 8. Malacañang Photo Bureau