2015 national budget - updates

Rappler's latest stories on 2015 national budget


Infrastructure investments to increase 4% of GDP in 2015

Feb 03, 2015 - 4:24 PM

The Department of Budget and Management says it has released P2 trillion or 78 of the 2015 budget to address procurement and implementation delays

Senate panel proposes higher 2015 budget for DOE, ERC

Nov 19, 2014 - 5:49 PM

A Senate finance subcommittee has given the Aurora Pacific Economic Zone and Freeport Authority a caretaker budget of P40 million – from P251 million – for failing to generate its promised growth in the area

SENATE COMMITTEE ON ENERGY CHAIR. Senator Sergio Osmeña III at a Senate finance subcommittee hearing on the Apeco budget. File photo by Senate PRIB

'2015 budget should spare critical areas from dev't projects'

Nov 19, 2014 - 10:34 AM

A Senate finance subcommittee wants a provision in the 2015 national budget that would prevent development projects and the cutting of trees in protected areas

PROTECT. A re-emerging forest in Talaingod, Davao del Norte. Photo from Kalikasan PNE

Militant ‘zombies’ storm Congress

Oct 29, 2014 - 8:27 PM

Activists march to the House of Representatives to protest the pork barrel system and the accommodation of errata in the budget which some lawmakers suspect are midnight insertions

JDF hearings on hold as House scrutinizes budget

Aug 29, 2014 - 5:17 PM

Should the jurisdiction over the construction of halls of justice be transferred from the Department of Justice to the Supreme Court?

Gov't offices to spend P13B on electricity, water in 2015

Aug 21, 2014 - 4:02 PM

Due to large spending on utilities Senator Ralph Recto files a bill requiring government buildings to use renewable energy

Production volume, value boost PH agriculture in H1

Aug 15, 2014 - 7:31 PM

The farm output rises to 1 81 while it grossed P776 5 billion in terms of value the Department of Agriculture reports

PRODUCTION VOLUME, VALUE BOOST PH AGRICULTURE. Agricultural output grew faster both in terms of production volume and value during the first half of 2014 as farmers continue to enjoy high farm gate prices, the Department of Agriculture says Friday, August 15.

Comelec's proposed 2015 budget jumps to P16.8B

Aug 13, 2014 - 12:23 PM

From the amount P3 76 billion will be used to buy more PCOS machines for the 2016 polls to augment the units currently in Comelec s inventory

CBCP backs people's initiative vs pork barrel

Aug 07, 2014 - 7:32 PM

The Catholic bishops urge people to propose legislation to stop the practice of appropriating of lump sums in the national budget under various pretexts

Aquino's 2015 agri budget: What's in it, what's missing

Aug 05, 2014 - 5:55 PM

There are big increases for the fisheries and coconut sectors and focus on agricultural infrastructure but improving farmers land tenure is not a priority

ROAD TO RICE SELF-SUFFICIENCY. The Philippine rice sector needs more irrigation, farm mechanization, credit for farmers and better post-harvest facilities to attain rice self-sufficiency and competitiveness against other rice-producing countries