2017 budget briefings - updates

Rappler's latest stories on 2017 budget briefings


Andanar: PCO's lapses 'will never happen again'

Sep 13, 2016 - 5:00 PM

Communications Secretary Martin Andanar also takes full responsibility for the recent gaffes of the Presidential Communications Office

NO MORE MISTAKES? PCO chief Martin Andanar faces the House Committee on Appropriations on September 13. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Investors not worried about Duterte war on drugs – DTI chief

Sep 02, 2016 - 2:19 PM

Now it’s safer out there in the streets We see the confidence says Trade and Industry chief Ramon Lopez

INVESTORS CONFIDENT. DTI Secretary Ramon Lopez faces the House Committee on Appropriations to defend the agency's proposed 2017 budget on September 2. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Justice dep't eyes new office focused on EJK cases

Aug 31, 2016 - 8:56 PM

The Department of Justice gets a P2 051 billion boost in its proposed budget for 2017

SOLVING EJKs. A dead body with a sign board lays on the road in Tondo, Manila on July 28. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

P458-B DPWH budget to fund 'most ambitious' PH infra program in 2017

Aug 30, 2016 - 7:06 PM

Secretary Mark Villar says the DPWH s proposed 2017 budget up by P61 billion from 2016 includes the P32 93 billion allotment for the Mindanao Logistics Infrastructure Network

BUDGET HEARING. DPWH Secretary Mark Villar defends his agency's proposed budget for 2017 before the House Committee on Appropriations on August 30. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

When the Ombudsman tells a congressman to use Google

Aug 25, 2016 - 10:49 PM

Davao Oriental 2nd District Representative Joel Mayo Almario asks Conchita Carpio Morales what the word ombudsman means

BANTER. Davao Oriental 2nd District Representative Joel Mayo Almario interpellates Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales during the August 25 budget briefing

Ombudsman questions DBM: Why not allow us to use savings?

Aug 25, 2016 - 9:30 PM

Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno clarifies that the Office of the Ombudsman may use its savings but it is time bound

FISCAL AUTONOMY. Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales sits beside House Majority Leader Rudy Fariñas during the agency's budget briefing on August 25. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Summary killings under Duterte admin 'unprecedented' – CHR

Aug 24, 2016 - 6:54 PM

As a result the Commission on Human Rights is unable to respond to every single case We are at less than 20 now investigating 170 cases says Chairperson Jose Luis Martin Gascon

SUMMARY KILLINGS. Bodies of 2 dead women lies outside Paco Park with their hands ties and eyes and mouth taped on July 21, 2016. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Pagcor says proposal to merge with PCSO ‘difficult’

Aug 23, 2016 - 10:29 PM

A congressman points out during the budget briefing that the PCSO s main source of revenue is gaming which is under the jurisdiction of Pagcor

MERGER? Both PAGCOR and the PCSO generate funds for the Philippine government through the gaming industry. File photo of casino by Rappler

Pagcor to allocate funds for health programs

Aug 23, 2016 - 9:13 PM

Education Secretary Leonor Briones no longer wants gambling money from Pagcor to continue funding education programs

BUDGET BRIEFING. PAGCOR officials Sharon Quintanilla and Andrea Domingo face the House Committee on Appropriations on August 23. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

PCSO chief Maliksi stops reporting for work due to 'delicadeza'

Aug 23, 2016 - 3:10 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte has yet to name his choice for chairperson of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office

OUTGOING PCSO CHIEF. Former President Benigno Aquino III watches PCSO chairperson Erineo Maliksi. File photo by Rappler

PCSO mulls small town lottery expansion to boost funds

Aug 23, 2016 - 2:27 PM

There is an acceptable fact that gambling is a way of life ‘Di natin maaalis ito so pagkakitaan na lang says Quezon Representative Danilo Suarez who has proposed the expanded implementation of the Small Town Lottery

MONEY TALK. PSCO vice chairperson and general manager Jose Ferdinand Rojas II (2nd from right) faces the House Committee on Appropriations on August 23. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler