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Gov't allots P1.16B for free Wi-Fi hotspots nationwide

Aug 04, 2018 - 6:08 PM

The government is looking at putting up 10,800 free Wi-Fi hotspots across the Philippines

P121.7B in salary hike awaits gov't workers in 2019

Aug 04, 2018 - 4:29 PM

At least P70 billion of the amount will go to salary adjustments of military and uniformed personnel, while P51.7 billion will go to civil servants

Why cover the national budget?

Nov 02, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Boring they may be, but the national budget documents tell the story of how our money is supposed to be spent

DOTr to terminate MRT maintenance contract

Aug 24, 2017 - 10:32 PM

It is clear to us that the maintenance service provider is not procuring the proper spare parts consumables and capital spares for MRT3 DOTr reveals in its budget hearing at the House of Representatives

HEARING. The Department of Transportation seeks a proposed budget of P73.8 billion for 2018. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

House threatens Comelec budget cut after Bautista skips hearing

Aug 23, 2017 - 2:00 PM

If Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista fails to attend the budget hearing for a 3rd time the poll body might suffer the consequences

ABSENT. Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon told reporters on Wednesday, August 23, why the poll chief was absent during the budget hearing. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

SC earmarks budget for salary raise, hiring, pension

Aug 13, 2017 - 10:00 AM

A total of P6 5 billion is also allotted for the filling of vacancies in the SC and the lower courts

DBM on free tuition in state colleges: 'Di kaya ng gobyerno 'yan'

Aug 01, 2017 - 11:07 PM

In the absence of any law we cannot appropriate money for free tuition says budget secretary Benjamin Diokno

TOO EXPENSIVE. Department of Budget and Management Secretary Benjamin Diokno said that the free tuition bill is too expensive for the government. File Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

'Build, build, build' gets a third of proposed 2018 national budget

Jul 24, 2017 - 7:56 PM

The government s infrastructure program will get P1 097 trillion in 2018 or 6 3 of the GDP

SUBMITTED. President Rodrigo Duterte submits the proposed 2018 nationa budget to Congress.

Education, infra to get bulk of proposed 2018 nat'l budget

Jul 15, 2017 - 4:26 PM

The second national budget crafted under the Duterte administration the proposed P3 77 trillion budget is 12 4 higher than last year

Does the Philippines have enough funds to deal with disasters?

Jul 12, 2017 - 4:00 PM

Typhoon season is underway in the Philippines and some officials warn the funds for handling calamities may not be enough

Duterte approves P3.8T proposed 2018 national budget

Jul 04, 2017 - 4:29 PM

The Department of Education CHED and Department of Public Works and Highways have the highest allocations in the proposed budget

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over the 16th Cabinet Meeting at the Aguinaldo State Dining Room in Malacañan Palace on July 3, 2017. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Lacson hits allotment for lawmakers in 2017 budget: 'Return to PDAF?'

Aug 30, 2016 - 1:55 PM

Parang bumabalik tayo sa PDAF Bakit mag a identify ng project ang mga congressmen? Sila rin mangangasiwa noon sila nakakaalam saan i a allocate ang pondo kung saang project says Senator Panfilo Lacson

PDAF IS BACK? Senator Panfilo Lacson laments the supposed return of the Priority Development Assistance Fund in the 2017 national budget. File photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

DBM to recommend P3.35-T national budget for 2017

Jul 14, 2016 - 5:42 PM

This will be the first budget to be approved by Congress under the Duterte administration

NEW SPENDING POLICY. Press briefing by Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno on the 2017 budget.

DOH may have to divert family health fund to purchase contraceptives

Jan 08, 2016 - 11:32 PM

Health Secretary Janette Garin explains how the justifications for the P1 billion reproductive health budget cut by senators Legarda and Sotto don t add up

Grace Poe slams CHED for cutting scholarship budget

Aug 28, 2015 - 7:00 PM

A check with the 2016 National Expenditure Program shows that the Commission on Higher Education s Tulong Dunong program will be reduced by P328 million

THE VOICE OF THE YOUTH. Senator Grace Poe meets high school students of San Jose, Nueva Ecija on August 28. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

Lower budgets for 10 state universities, colleges in 2016 – lawmaker

Aug 27, 2015 - 6:30 PM

Kabataan Representative Terry Ridon also identifies 20 state universities and colleges that will get lower allocations for capital outlay and MOOE

Binay SONA fact check: Total budgets of SUCs increase under Aquino

Aug 06, 2015 - 7:01 PM

However a check on the budgets of the 4 schools that Vice President Binay mentioned in his speech shows he got it right about decreases on certain years

Chiz to set ground rules on savings in budget

Aug 07, 2014 - 2:54 PM

The Senate finance committee chair says Malacãnang s proposed definition of savings in the proposed 2015 budget is not compliant with the Court ruling on the DAP

DepEd seeks P1B Quick Response Fund for 2015

Jul 23, 2014 - 10:17 AM

The Quick Response Fund is a built in budgetary allocation for agencies responding to areas affected by catastrophes and crises

House minority pushes for bigger budgets for congressmen

Sep 27, 2012 - 5:52 PM

Opposition proposes to carve the sum out of the P22 4 B proposed lumpsum allocation for the Priority Social and Economic Projects Fund

State colleges to get huge 2013 budget

Jul 18, 2012 - 4:23 PM

[UPDATED] Proposed operating funds are double this year s level while funds for facilities and equipment will increase by 1 671

BUDGET BOOST. The Aquino government is proposing substantial increases to the budget of state colleges for 2013

'P2-T budget will spur economic and social growth'

Jul 15, 2012 - 11:11 AM

The budgetary raise is expected to impact more on the poor says the congressman

Proposed 2013 budget is P2.006 trillion

Jul 09, 2012 - 10:57 AM

Budget Secretary Florencio Abad says budget for social services will be 13 9 percent higher than in the previous year

Budget secretary Florencio Abad