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Change in the Philippine national budget?

President Rodrigo Duterte is set to submit his first proposed national budget to Congress in mid-August. Will it be truly ‘pork-free’?

President Rodrigo Duterte is set to submit his first proposed national budget to Congress ...

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Change in the Philippine national budget?

Social Watch Philippines says that while Leyte had the most number of Yolanda-damaged ...

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'Mismatch' in Yolanda resettlement fund estimates – watchdog

The government entities which authorize and utilize the expenditures from the Malampaya ...

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An unsolicited defense of the treasury

Making the BUB process more effective in responding to the needs of the basic sectors ...

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Bottom-Up-Budgeting: Experience at the grassroots?

The SONA is my conversation with the President. Here are 10 questions I will bring to ...

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A political conversation with the president

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

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Why votes are bought and sold

We put all our energy into voting and leave the rest to fate. It is a vicious and ...

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My billion-peso vote

After rejecting citizen groups' proposals for the budget, regional officials asked ...

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Bottom-up budgeting: Moving up, but long way to go

Voters must ask candidates to declare their stand on budget-related issues

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The national budget should be an election issue

The people need to be mobilized into crafting the budget themselves

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A budget of, by, and for the people