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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

2017 budget priorities: Infrastructure, agriculture, peace and order

Aug 15, 2016 - 4:40 PM

Social services get the higest allocation at P1.35 trillion, while public order and safety gets P206.6 billion

2017 budget priorities: Infrastructure, agriculture, peace and order

2017 budget will be responsive to Filipinos' needs – Nograles

Aug 15, 2016 - 8:00 AM

Davao City 1st District Representative Karlo Nograles says he expects legislators to support a budget that will respond to the needs of Filipinos

2017 budget will be responsive to Filipinos' needs – Nograles

House to ensure timely passage of 2017 budget – Nograles

Aug 07, 2016 - 11:38 AM

The Department of Budget and Management proposes a P3.35-trillion national budget for next year

House to ensure timely passage of 2017 budget – Nograles

17th Congress of the Philippines: Will laws remain unfunded?

Jul 27, 2016 - 6:00 PM

The Congress that has made the most number of empty promises, so far, is the 15th Congress. How will the 17th Congress fare?

17th Congress of the Philippines: Will laws remain unfunded?

Diokno: PH to see 'golden age' of infrastructure building

Jul 20, 2016 - 8:44 PM

According to Diokno, the projects will be rolled out 'simultaneously and not sequentially' in all regions

Diokno: PH to see 'golden age' of infrastructure building

DBM blocking benefits of PAO lawyers? Both have basis – DOJ

Jun 21, 2016 - 11:16 AM

Justice Secretary Emmanuel Caparas says both parties' arguments 'prescind from a divergence in the interpretation' of the PAO law and the Prosecution Service Act of 2010

DBM blocking benefits of PAO lawyers? Both have basis – DOJ

Int'l donor agencies laud PH for budget reforms – DBM

Jun 19, 2016 - 2:44 PM

According to the Public Expenditure and Financial Accountability (PEFA) assessment report, the country scored “satisfactory” in 19 out of 31 indicators

Int'l donor agencies laud PH for budget reforms – DBM

PAO retirees accuse DBM, Abad of blocking retirement benefits

Jun 07, 2016 - 4:03 PM

Retired government lawyers file a complaint before a Quezon City court

PAO retirees accuse DBM, Abad of blocking retirement benefits

DOTC: Upgraded MRT3 escalators by Feb 2017

Jun 02, 2016 - 2:58 PM

International Elevator & Equipment bags the contract to refurbish 38 escalators of the glitch-ridden elevated mass transit railway system

DOTC: Upgraded MRT3 escalators by Feb 2017

Duterte offers DepEd to Briones, DBM to Diokno

May 28, 2016 - 11:42 PM

(UPDATED) Leonor Briones and Benjamin Diokno served the Estrada administration as national treasurer and budget secretary, respectively

Duterte offers DepEd to Briones, DBM to Diokno

IPs in Mindanao to get 605 new classrooms

May 27, 2016 - 1:56 PM

The budget department releases P500 million for new classrooms in 18 provinces

IPs in Mindanao to get 605 new classrooms

Gov't employees to get mid-year bonus by May 16 – DBM

May 15, 2016 - 9:24 AM

The mid-year bonus, equivalent to one month basic salary as of May 15, is in accordance with Executive Order 201 and will be provided to all civilian, military, and uniformed personnel

Gov't employees to get mid-year bonus by May 16 – DBM

Negros Oriental gov, 2 others face raps for calamity fund misuse

May 03, 2016 - 11:06 AM

Negros Oriental Governor Roel Degamo, provincial treasurer Danilo Mendez, and provincial accountant Teodorico Reyes are facing malversation and gross negligence charges

Negros Oriental gov, 2 others face raps for calamity fund misuse

Gov't allots P16.7B for city roads in 2017 – DBM

Apr 26, 2016 - 12:27 PM

According to the budget department, around P13.5 billion ($287.93 million) is allotted for KALSADA city projects while P3.2 billion ($68.25 million) will be used for the implementation of Bottom-Up Budgeting initiatives

Gov't allots P16.7B for city roads in 2017 – DBM

Proposed 2017 budget for local roads reaches P39B – DBM

Apr 22, 2016 - 7:15 PM

By the end of 2017, all 81 provinces will be covered by the provincial roads rehabilitation program, the Department of Budget and Management says