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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
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
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
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?
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
Lawmakers work overtime to beat their deadline to pass the proposed budget for 2015 before Congress pauses for a 3 week break
What should the government and civil society do to prevent another disaster like typhoon Yolanda?
DBM Undersecretary Richard Moya and COA Chairperson Grace Tan emphasize the need for more public involvement to ensure transparency and accountability
COA and DBM answer questions on accountability and transparency in this special BudgetWatch interview
We also need that but that is a diversionary tactic agains the raging issue on the pork barrel Chiz says
A budget watchdog calls for the abolition of Special Purpose Funds the bigger picture behind the pork barrel
Vote buying works in a loop of poverty The poor need money and the politicians give them money
UPDATED The deadline for the Filipinos to leave Sabah expires on Sunday
President Aquino says Going them with weapons is not the way to resolve this
Two groups said on Sunday more than half of the proposed P2 006 billion budget for the next fiscal year continues to escape scrutiny