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Ombudsman gets lawmaker support to restore P2B budget cut

Aug 23, 2017 - 3:39 PM

House Committee members also approve the Ombudsman's request of using P99 million worth savings

Ombudsman gets lawmaker support to restore P2B budget cut

DA to start paying farm owners affected by bird flu outbreak

Aug 17, 2017 - 5:00 PM

Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol says he has already identified P31 million from the Quick Response Fund for the initial payment of affected farmers

DA to start paying farm owners affected by bird flu outbreak

Duterte, Sereno, China and ASEAN | Evening wRap

Aug 08, 2017 - 7:54 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon

Duterte, Sereno, China and ASEAN | Evening wRap

Is CJ Sereno entitled to a luxury vehicle?

Aug 07, 2017 - 10:57 PM

Budget Circular No. 2010-2 exempts the Chief Justice from prohibition on purchase and use of a luxury vehicle

Is CJ Sereno entitled to a luxury vehicle?

SUC student leaders urge Duterte to sign the Free Education Bill

Aug 03, 2017 - 5:12 PM

The President has until Saturday, August 5, to exercise his veto powers

SUC student leaders urge Duterte to sign the Free Education Bill

Senators hit Duterte's economic managers for opposing free tuition bill

Aug 02, 2017 - 1:00 PM

Senators urge the Duterte administration to view the measure as an 'investment for the future' and not an expense

Senators hit Duterte's economic managers for opposing free tuition bill

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

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

Drilon says gov't rightsizing a 'retrenchment' measure

Jul 29, 2017 - 11:19 PM

The Department of Budget and Management says the proposed measure 'is not about outright downsizing' and would only cover the executive branch

Drilon says gov't rightsizing a 'retrenchment' measure

Aquino, Morales, Marawi rehab | Evening wRap

Jul 14, 2017 - 8:04 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Mara Cepeda

Aquino, Morales, Marawi rehab | Evening wRap

DBM to release P5 billion for Marawi rehab in 2017

Jul 14, 2017 - 1:52 PM

The Department of Budget and Management says funds for the rehabilitation and reconstruction of Marawi City will be released following a multi-year scheme

DBM to release P5 billion for Marawi rehab in 2017

No tuition collection in UP Diliman 'until gov't clear' about subsidy policy

Jul 11, 2017 - 9:40 PM

'They are not clear yet as to how much subsidy there will be: partial or complete, and who will be eligible. Until they clarify, we will not collect any amount from students,' says UP Diliman Chancellor Michael Tan

No tuition collection in UP Diliman 'until gov't clear' about subsidy policy

Duterte admin's infra spending in May highest in 6 months

Jul 06, 2017 - 10:10 PM

Infrastructure spending rises by 31.4% in May 2017 alone, the highest since November 2016

Duterte admin's infra spending in May highest in 6 months

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

Duterte approves P3.8T proposed 2018 national budget

Gov't spending on infrastructure falls by P9B in April

May 28, 2017 - 10:15 PM

The Department of Budget and Management says the drop is mainly due to the absence of big-ticket expenditures in the military's modernization program, which are set for later in the year

Gov't spending on infrastructure falls by P9B in April

COA to BFP: Better to buy new fire trucks than repair old ones

May 28, 2017 - 9:35 PM

The Commission on Audit says spending money to fix fully depreciated vehicles is 'both excessive and unnecessary'

COA to BFP: Better to buy new fire trucks than repair old ones

Ombudsman, death penalty, Flynn | Midday wRap

Apr 26, 2017 - 1:30 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Margie de Leon

Ombudsman, death penalty, Flynn | Midday wRap

Ombudsman takes up DBM offer on new DAP evidence

Apr 26, 2017 - 8:36 AM

The new evidence supposedly points to the liabilities of Aquino and the Liberal Party

Ombudsman takes up DBM offer on new DAP evidence

Accountability over DAP: What's happening with the probe?

Apr 24, 2017 - 1:01 PM

'We have not seen the end of this,' Budget Secretary Diokno says

Accountability over DAP: What's happening with the probe?

Duterte orders early release of pension for AFP retirees

Apr 09, 2017 - 12:54 PM

(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte orders the DBM and the DND to expedite the early release of pension credentials for fiscal years 2008 to 2013, amounting to P6.421 billion

Duterte orders early release of pension for AFP retirees

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, April 7, 2017

Apr 07, 2017 - 10:59 AM

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Friday.

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, April 7, 2017

Diokno says soldiers can man airport immigration counters

Apr 06, 2017 - 5:24 PM

Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno says he will not cave in to blackmails of immigration officers who have skipped work, creating long lines at the airports

Diokno says soldiers can man airport immigration counters

Diokno not budging, says corrupt BI system must stop

Apr 06, 2017 - 3:57 PM

Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno wants the Commission on Audit and the Bureau of Internal Revenue to look into the use of the express lane fund

Diokno not budging, says corrupt BI system must stop

Duterte's most trusted aide proposes solution to BI pay issue

Apr 05, 2017 - 5:53 PM

Secretary to the Cabinet Leoncio Evasco Jr proposes the fast-tracking of proposed amendments to the Philippine Immigration Act of 1940

Duterte's most trusted aide proposes solution to BI pay issue

FACT CHECK: Immigration officers not 'contractuals,' contrary to Diokno's claim

Apr 04, 2017 - 10:18 PM

(2nd UPDATE) The Department of Budget and Management also posts an inaccurate monthly salary of immigration officers, BI personnel point out

FACT CHECK: Immigration officers not 'contractuals,' contrary to Diokno's claim

More immigration workers to resign if salary woes not solved – union

Apr 03, 2017 - 8:48 PM

Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno says immigration workers who skip work because of the issue 'can be replaced anytime' because they hold contractual positions

More immigration workers to resign if salary woes not solved – union

Duterte's veto leaves thousands of BI workers scrambling for money

Mar 18, 2017 - 5:23 PM

'With a very meager pay, the rest of us will wallow in poverty,' the workers' union tells President Rodrigo Duterte in a letter

Duterte's veto leaves thousands of BI workers scrambling for money

Ex-budget chief Abad to be charged over DAP

Mar 07, 2017 - 5:10 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The Ombudsman indicts former budget secretary Florencio Abad for usurpation of legislative power, but dismisses charges against ex-president Benigno Aquino III

Ex-budget chief Abad to be charged over DAP

Cabinet officials back Duterte's tax reform plan

Mar 06, 2017 - 6:35 PM

Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez says, however, his department is coordinating with the DOF to 'fine-tune' the excise tax brackets being proposed for vehicles

Cabinet officials back Duterte's tax reform plan

Retired PAO lawyers win P139-M benefits claim

Mar 03, 2017 - 10:48 AM

The PAO retirees, however, will not be paid moral and exemplary damages

Retired PAO lawyers win P139-M benefits claim

Local governments not spending enough on social services – budget chief

Feb 27, 2017 - 9:50 AM

'Bulk of funds are spent on local administrative functions instead of education, health and nutrition, population control, labor and employment, housing and community development, social welfare and so forth'

Local governments not spending enough on social services – budget chief

CHED task force finishes crafting rules of tuition-free policy

Jan 24, 2017 - 4:05 PM

'We will conduct a comprehensive information campaign...to ensure that deserving students have the chance to benefit from this game-changing policy in higher education,' says CHED Chairperson Patricia Licuanan

CHED task force finishes crafting rules of tuition-free policy

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, January 4, 2017

Jan 04, 2017 - 11:15 AM

Hello! Here's a roundup of news you need to know this Wednesday

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, January 4, 2017

Diokno proposes police, military pay hike to fulfill Duterte's promise

Jan 03, 2017 - 10:58 PM

This is on top of efforts of the Aquino administration to increase pay of uniformed personnel

Diokno proposes police, military pay hike to fulfill Duterte's promise

Palace on PH ASEAN hosting: It will be 'extraordinary and amazing’

Jan 03, 2017 - 3:25 PM

Malacañang gives a preview of the Philippines' ASEAN chairmanship, even as questions hound the award of one government contract in line with the event

Palace on PH ASEAN hosting: It will be 'extraordinary and amazing’

Cebu Pacific to give discounts for gov't employees on business trips

Nov 28, 2016 - 7:35 PM

The Department of Budget and Management expects to save over P1 billion under the Government Fares Agreement

Cebu Pacific to give discounts for gov't employees on business trips

TESDA chief: PH training centers need repairs, new equipment

Nov 03, 2016 - 7:50 PM

'Had we sat down at TESDA earlier, we would have addressed this through the 2017 budget,' says Technical Education and Skills Development Authority Director-General Guiling Mamondiong

TESDA chief: PH training centers need repairs, new equipment

Muntinlupa's Biazon, DBM officials suspended over PDAF scam

Oct 21, 2016 - 8:30 PM

Muntinlupa City Representative Rozzano Rufino Biazon has expressed his intention to voluntarily serve his 90-day preventive suspension

Muntinlupa's Biazon, DBM officials suspended over PDAF scam

Robredo urges Duterte to stop land conversion ban

Oct 13, 2016 - 6:00 PM

'This will make our mission far more difficult in solving the growing problem of homelessness,' says Vice President Leni Robredo on the proposed ban on the conversion of agricultural lands

Robredo urges Duterte to stop land conversion ban

Diokno: tax reform by end of 2016, construction mode after

Sep 28, 2016 - 4:31 PM

According to Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno, tax reform will be realized mid-2017 at the latest, while infra will be ramped up for the next 6 years

Diokno: tax reform by end of 2016, construction mode after

No questions asked: CA confirms Diokno in less than 20 minutes

Sep 28, 2016 - 12:57 PM

Lawmakers did not ask any questions and were all praises for the budget chief

No questions asked: CA confirms Diokno in less than 20 minutes

Hike in allowance, salaries to double AFP, PNP take-home pay

Sep 27, 2016 - 1:20 PM

Military personnel will also receive rice allowance of 20 kilograms of rice per month, says Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno

Hike in allowance, salaries to double AFP, PNP take-home pay

Peso depreciation 'no cause for concern' – Diokno

Sep 27, 2016 - 1:00 PM

Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno says the Philippines is still on track to meet its economic growth targets

Peso depreciation 'no cause for concern' – Diokno

What's in the proposed 2017 national budget?

Sep 17, 2016 - 10:00 AM

Among agencies, the Office of the President, along with the education and public works departments are the top gainers

What's in the proposed 2017 national budget?

Bulk of P15-B ASEAN budget of President's office for car rentals

Aug 31, 2016 - 7:15 PM

Secretary Benjamin Diokno says the P15 billion budget has been trimmed down by the budget department from the initial request of P19 billion

Bulk of P15-B ASEAN budget of President's office for car rentals

DBM questioned on budget cut for coconut farmers

Aug 31, 2016 - 2:57 PM

'They are the poorest in the Philippines. They earn only on the average, P50 a day, or P1,500 a month. We should do something,' says Senator Cynthia Villar

DBM questioned on budget cut for coconut farmers

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

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

Ombudsman questions DBM: Why not allow us to use savings?

Aug 25, 2016 - 9:30 PM

Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno clarifies that the Office of the Ombudsman may use its savings, but it is time-bound

Ombudsman questions DBM: Why not allow us to use savings?

Office of the President gets P17-B increase in 2017 budget

Aug 15, 2016 - 9:00 PM

Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno says the increase is due to the Philippines' hosting of the ASEAN Summit in 2017

Office of the President gets P17-B increase in 2017 budget

No allocation for charter change in 2017 budget

Aug 15, 2016 - 7:46 PM

Senator Franklin Drilon says the non-inclusion of appropriation for charter change is not surprising since the Duterte administration prefers a Constituent Assembly

No allocation for charter change in 2017 budget

Diokno on 2017 budget: No cap for lawmakers' pet projects

Aug 15, 2016 - 6:06 PM

The budget secretary says they will consider when congressmen 'identify specific projects...which are consistent with the desire of the President for the development of the countryside'

Diokno on 2017 budget: No cap for lawmakers' pet projects