internal revenue allotment - updates

Rappler's latest stories on internal revenue allotment


[ANALYSIS] Intergovernmental relations and the Mandanas case

Sep 13, 2019 - 12:52 PM

How to end the deadlock between the national government and local governments over the Mandanas case decision, which expands the revenue base for towns and provinces?

What are the new sources of local governments’ IRA share?

Apr 12, 2019 - 8:30 AM

The Supreme Court says the ruling is prospective and that local governments will start to receive the adjusted amount only in 2022

LOCAL GOVERNMENT SHARES. The Supreme Court ruled that the "just share" of the local government units or LGUs shall be sourced from "all national taxes" and not just "national internal revenue taxes."

Local governments to get new and bigger IRA only in 2022 – SC

Apr 10, 2019 - 5:23 PM

‘I believe there’s a 3-year period for which the government will have to compute and probably collect all these national taxes,’ says Court spokesman Brian Keith Hosaka

LOCAL GOVERNMENT SHARES. The Supreme Court ruled that the "just share" of the local government units or LGUs shall be sourced from "all national taxes" and not just "national internal revenue taxes."

Economic managers seek Duterte's help in lowering LGU share

Aug 08, 2018 - 12:47 PM

The government finance team still has no idea where it will source the additional funds for local government units

NEDA Sec Permia. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Duterte won't appeal SC ruling on IRA yet after talk with Mandanas

Jul 26, 2018 - 4:05 PM

(UPDATED) Batangas Governor Hermilando Mandanas tells President Rodrigo Duterte that the ruling wouldn't cause an unmanageable increase in the government's budget

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over the 27th Cabinet Meeting at the Malacañan Palace on July 9, 2018. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

SC ruling on IRA can lead to 'unmanageable' fiscal deficit – Diokno

Jul 12, 2018 - 3:00 PM

Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno says the Supreme Court ruling that local governments should have shares in all tax collections 'will restrain the [national] budget'

ACCOMPLISHMENTS. Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno speaks at the pre-SONA forum on July 11, 2018. Photo from the Department of Budget and Management

After SC ruling on IRA, Mandanas calls for recast of 2019 budget

Jul 11, 2018 - 6:03 PM

The Supreme Court has ruled that the 'just share' of local government units must be computed and sourced from all national taxes and not just from the national internal revenue taxes

MORE FOR LOCALS. Lead petitioner Batangas Governor Hermilando Mandanas (right) with former Senator Aquilino Pimentel Jr, author of the Local Government Code and primary lawyer in the IRA backpay petition that the Supreme Court recently favored. Photo courtesy of the Batangas Capitol PIO

Supreme Court: LGU shares shall be sourced from all national taxes

Jul 04, 2018 - 1:40 PM

The SC ruling effectively increases the portion of local government units from the national wealth, but law professor Lyssa Grace Pagano says the 20-80 sharing under Federalism is better

LOCAL GOVERNMENT SHARES. The Supreme Court ruled that the "just share" of the local government units or LGUs shall be sourced from "all national taxes" and not just "national internal revenue taxes."

DBM releases P28.26-M quick response fund for Albay

Jan 24, 2018 - 7:06 PM

(UPDATED) The internal revenue allotment of all local government units is already released, allowing the province of Albay to tap into their quick response fund

UNREST. Mayon Volcano erupts with ash and lava on January 24, 2018. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

P283-B increase in local gov't funds possible without Cha-Cha – Recto

Jan 23, 2018 - 12:59 PM

Raising the internal revenue allotment of local governments can be done through ordinary legislation, says Senate President Pro-Tempore Ralph Recto

CHA-CHA. Senate President Pro-Tempore Ralph Recto said Charter Change is not needed to increase internal revenue allotment. File Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Local governments' IRA share grows by 62% during Aquino's term – Abad

Jan 15, 2016 - 7:45 AM

For 2016 the country s 43 000 local government units have a P428 62 billion share in the internal revenue allotment compared to P265 8 billion in 2010

Binay wants mega infrastructure projects for every region

Dec 11, 2015 - 6:25 PM

At a forum in the Ateneo UNA s standard bearer promises higher Internal Revenue Allotment shares for LGUs

Vice President Jejomar Binay talks about his plans for local government units in front of a crowd in the Ateneo de Manila University. Photo by Jansen Romero/Rappler

LGUs' IRA rose in the last 5 years – LMP

Jun 28, 2015 - 5:00 PM

The League of Municipalities of the Philippines LMP appreciates the annual increase and undelayed release of their internal revenue allotments IRAs under the Aquino administration

Did budget dep't withhold LGU funds in 2013?

Jun 26, 2015 - 5:37 PM

State auditors say the DBM violated the Constitution for not releasing the IRA automatically The budget chief says the gov t did better than what the law requires

Aquino turns down mayors’ plea to hike LGU funds

Apr 15, 2015 - 11:50 AM

Aquino says that although he wants to increase the pie for those doing well it is not as easy of a choice for local governments that don’t deliver

In this file photo, President Benigno S. Aquino III speaks at the Day of Valor celebrations at the Dambana ng Kagitingan, Mt. Samat Shrine in Pilar, Bataan, April 09, 2015. Photo by Ryan Lim / Malacañang Photo Bureau

Use P7.7B SK fund to fight hunger – Recto

Mar 27, 2015 - 5:53 PM

The P7 7 billion allotted to the Sangguniang Kabataan can be used for programs addressing hunger and malnutrition across the country

SATING HUNGER. Children wait their turn at a feeding program for informal settlers in Quezon City. File photo by Rolex dela Pena/ EPA

Abad: No extra money for Tacloban

Jan 11, 2014 - 9:33 AM

The budget secretary says the national government is not obliged to give direct financial assistance to LGUs But it gave funds to Cagayan de Oro after Sendong in 2011

AFTERMATH. The storm damage after Typhoon Haiyan leaves most structures without walls or roofs. Photo by Jake Verzosa

Eastern Visayas to get last IRA for 2013 a week early

Nov 22, 2013 - 7:38 PM

LGUs in the region hardest hit by Typhoon Yolanda Haiyan will get their December IRA of P1 57 billion a week ahead of schedule to help in relief efforts

What awaits the new Davao Occidental province

Nov 06, 2013 - 8:26 PM

It will elect officials only in 2016 but will have its own IRA by 2014

Scrap barangays' IRA? It will be bigger in 2014

Aug 02, 2013 - 5:32 PM

Barangays will get P68 3 billion in IRA in 2014 up from this year s P60 5 billion Sen Ralph Recto calls it a necessary frontline expense

WHO'RE YOU GONNA CALL? Sen Ralph Recto defends the IRA of barangays, saying they are the first to respond to people's needs. File photo by Senate PRIB/Joseph Vidal

DBM releases P929-M for land surveys

Jul 28, 2013 - 7:20 PM

The amount will be used for the implementation of cadastral surveys nationwide

Abolish SK? Pols just want to get their IRA – youth rep

Jul 05, 2013 - 9:10 PM

Based on Rappler computation the youth councils in 42 000 barangays will get a total of P6 05 billion in internal revenue allotment share this year

Early budget releases to speed up priority projects?

Mar 22, 2013 - 6:46 PM

As of end January 2013 the budget department has released almost 92 of the total P977 7 billion budget

First Aquino-generated IRA highest for LGUs in 3 years

Jan 10, 2013 - 9:45 AM

One new province 5 new cities change the distribution scheme among local governments

DILG on Aman: No evidence local officials invested IRAs

Nov 26, 2012 - 6:24 PM

Interior and Local Government Undersecretary Austere Panadero says they have no evidence so far that local officials have invested their Internal Revenue Allotment in the Aman pyramid scam

FULL DISCLOSURE. Department of the Interior and Local Government Undersecretary Austere Panadero hopes that the new portal will make local governments more transparent and accountable. Photo by Natashya Gutierrez.

Loan sharks fund election campaigns, LGUs

Nov 20, 2012 - 5:25 PM

Local execs have been misusing their IRA for a long time as collateral to loan sharks to fund campaigns and this time to invest in a ponzi scheme