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Briones: PH must prove it deserves to spend more on education

Jul 29, 2016 - 6:55 PM

Even with the education department getting the biggest cut of the budget pie the country is spending only 3 of its GDP on education below international standards

EDUCATION SPENDING. Education Secretary Leonor Briones says the Philippines can only show it deserves to spend 6% of the GDP on education by catching up on commitments to deliver services. Screenshot from Rappler

Briones: There might be more problems if we suspend K to 12

Jun 06, 2016 - 5:57 PM

This thing is pressed upon us not only by internal environment but also by external environment such as the ASEAN integration says the incoming education secretary

READY FOR K TO 12? Incoming Education Secretary Leonor Briones says the resistance to K to 12 is 'understandable', but urges critics to put it in context. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Briones to Duterte: Form economic team ASAP

May 19, 2016 - 5:45 PM

Former national treasurer Leonor Briones also calls on president elect Rodrigo Duterte to discuss the details of his economic agenda for further public scrutiny and dialogue

CANDIDATE WATCH. Former national treasurer and Social Watch lead convenor Leonor Briones asks how presidential bets will fund their programs. Photo by Social Watch

Higher budget, free tuition in state colleges: Easier said than done

Apr 22, 2016 - 9:00 AM

What can the presidential candidates do for higher education especially in the context of the ASEAN integration and the full implementation of the K to 12?

PROMISES. A promise common among presidential candidates is the increase of the education budget, especially for state universities and colleges. File photo by Mark Demayo

5Ps and CCT: How will candidates' anti-poverty promises be funded?

Apr 20, 2016 - 9:00 AM

When it comes to promises on poverty alleviation the 6 presidential candidates have a lot to offer How feasible those promises are is another story

File photos by Rappler; Mar Roxas photo from Malacañang

House passes P2.6T budget for 2015 on 2nd reading

Sep 27, 2014 - 12:22 AM

Lawmakers work overtime to beat their deadline to pass the proposed budget for 2015 before Congress pauses for a 3 week break

LIVE BLOG: Civil society summit on disaster risk reduction

Mar 26, 2014 - 12:51 PM

What should the government and civil society do to prevent another disaster like typhoon Yolanda?

'People can help' watch over funds – COA, DBM

Dec 06, 2013 - 11:51 AM

DBM Undersecretary Richard Moya and COA Chairperson Grace Tan emphasize the need for more public involvement to ensure transparency and accountability

#BudgetWatch: Beyond Napoles, guarding public funds

Dec 02, 2013 - 5:46 PM

COA and DBM answer questions on accountability and transparency in this special BudgetWatch interview

#BudgetWatch Special #TalkThursday Edition: Beyond Napoles, guarding public funds

Chiz: Calls to scrap presidential pork 'diversionary tactics'

Aug 25, 2013 - 7:45 PM

We also need that but that is a diversionary tactic agains the raging issue on the pork barrel Chiz says

SCRAP. Sen Francis "Chiz" Escudero says no to pork barrel. File photo by Alex Nueva Espana/Senate PRIB

'Queen bee' funds worse than pork, group says

Aug 17, 2013 - 4:29 PM

A budget watchdog calls for the abolition of Special Purpose Funds the bigger picture behind the pork barrel

Why votes are bought and sold

May 23, 2013 - 1:14 PM

Vote buying works in a loop of poverty The poor need money and the politicians give them money

'Clock ticking' for Filipinos in Sabah

Feb 24, 2013 - 6:02 PM

UPDATED The deadline for the Filipinos to leave Sabah expires on Sunday

FILIPINOS IN SABAH. A villager lets his cocks fight in Tanjung Labian in the area where the suspected Philippine militants are holding off near Lahad Datu on the Malaysian island of Borneo, on February 17, 2013. AFP PHOTO / MOHD RASFAN

Standoff not way to claim Sabah - Aquino

Feb 21, 2013 - 2:27 PM

President Aquino says Going them with weapons is not the way to resolve this

'Explain vague, hidden entries in 2013 budget'

Sep 02, 2012 - 10:33 AM

Two groups said on Sunday more than half of the proposed P2 006 billion budget for the next fiscal year continues to escape scrutiny