House appropriations chair Isidro Ungab says the congressmen want to 'reallocate' the billions of infra funds for their respective districts. These are the same funds which caused this year's budget crisis.
Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III asks the House committee on appropriations for an additional P4 billion or P5 billion for his department next year
In its proposed budget for 2020, the Department of Education is allotting P2.55 billion for hiring 10,000 teachers and creating 5,000 new non-teaching positions
An administration-allied legislator vows to further increase the budget of Vice President Leni Robredo's office 'in the proper time' to augment her anti-poverty projects
The budget department earmarks P31.099 billion in the proposed 2020 budget for the compensation adjustment for civilian government workers
House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano notes that 'parking' of funds is 'a form of corruption'
Under the proposed 2020 national budget, the Department of Education once again gets the lion's share with P673 billion
With the President removing the questionable 'pork barrel' allocations from the 2019 budget, it turns out that Davao Region is the biggest loser
(UPDATED) After several stumbling blocks, the Philippine government has a new budget for the year 2019
Makati Vice Mayor Monique Lagdameo blames opposition councilors for the amendments on their P17.927-billion 2019 budget that are 'inconsistent with the existing laws'
Former president Benigno Aquino III slams Congress for failing to pass the 2019 budget on time: 'Buong-buo na sila doon, hindi pa napapa-approve.'
(3rd UPDATE) The Senate tells President Rodrigo Duterte it is transmitting the bill 'with strong reservations,' and urges him to veto 'unconstitutional' post-bicam realignments
Albay 1st District Representative Edcel Lagman, leader of the opposition bloc in the House, joins the 3-member team tasked to end the budget deadlock with the Senate
Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo clarifies the House has not yet withdrawn the enrolled version of the 2019 budget, contradicting her appointed negotiator San Juan City Representative Ronaldo Zamora
Speaker Gloria Arroyo taps congressman Ronaldo Zamora to negotiate with the senators, but House appropriations committee chair Rolando Andaya says the recall of the budget bill has to be approved by the House plenary
'We would never put the President in a position of signing an unconstitutional bill,' says Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo
The government was optimistic that economic growth could hit 7% to 8%. Now, that lower-end figure is now the highest target.
House committee on appropriations chair Rolando Andaya says if there are anomalous allocations under the 2019 budget as alleged by senators, President Rodrigo Duterte can always veto it
House committee on appropriations chairperson Rolando Andaya Jr says this is the same process that congressmen did, which senators are now questioning: 'I really don’t see the difference here'
'We are doing it already. We don't need a law,' says Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno of Congress' rejection of cash-based budgeting in 2019
Lawmakers agree to add P46.355 billion to the DPWH's budget, and P17.575 billion to the DOH budget
DBM Secretary Benjamin Diokno says the congressman's accusation is 'absolutely false'
'Failure to comply with this order is subject to penalty under the law,' the subpoena signed by Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo warns Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno
The bicameral conference committee plans for both houses of Congress to ratify the 2019 budget by Friday, February 8, the last day of session
The bicam has so far agreed to set their total proposed realignments in the 2019 budget at P200 billion, but they are yet to identify where to source and allocate the money
Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno says the Comelec had granted similar exemption requests in the past
Senator Panfilo Lacson itemizes the multibillion-peso worth of realignments he is proposing in the 2019 budget, but insists this is not pork barrel
Senator Loren Legarda admits they are seeking to realign almost P190 billion under the 2019 budget, but only because government agencies asked them to
State auditors doubt the Bureau of Fire Protection can meet its targets by 2020
The Senate and House are set to convene a bicameral conference committee on Tuesday, January 22, to settle differences between the two versions of the budget bill
Senators say the slashed budget may be used for restoring budgets for other agencies such as the Department of Health
The Department of Budget and Management says P111.8M has been allocated in the 2018 budget for the plebiscite, while P95.8M is proposed in the 2019 budget
'It will increase poverty. Those who cannot find jobs will get poor,' says Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno of the removal of P75-billion 'insertion in the public works budget
Senators agree to add some P24.4 billion to the health department's budget to fund programs for health facilities and health workers
Mayor Edwin Hamor refuses to respond to the latest allegation that Aremar Construction, which he founded, earned P81 million from dummies
House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya Jr warns he would take DBM Secretary Benjamin Diokno to court if the government fails to implement the salary hike by January 15
Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno denies having a favored contractor, saying project implementation is 'not part of his job'
House Majority Leader Andaya Jr's list shows the requests of legislators and engineers approved by the graft-riddled Road Board, but the funds have not been released to them
(3rd UPDATE) Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno fires back at members of the House of Representatives accusing him of corruption
Public Works Secretary Mark Villar says the department welcomes any information on alleged irregularities involving contractor CT Leoncio Construction and Trading
This means that in early 2019, the Philippine government would have to operate based on the 2018 budget
'Ang pattern makikita mo.... Isa lang ang common denominator: malapit sa Speaker,' says Senator Panfilo Lacson, on supposed fund insertions in the proposed budget
After a release order and 4 years of imprisonment, former senator Ramon 'Bong' Revilla Jr will be free, following his acquittal
Senator Panfilo Lacson also says a district in Camarines Sur, which was originally allotted P360.4 million under the National Expenditure Program, now has P1.9 billion by final reading
(UPDATED) House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya insists these aren't pork barrel funds, as lawmakers will not have the power to reallocate the money for other projects
Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno says the rollout of new projects in the proposed 2019 budget will be delayed by at least 5 months due to the election ban
President Rodrigo Duterte is expected to sign the 2019 budget on February 7
The House minority says the P50 billion ‘misplaced’ in the proposed budget during Speaker Alvarez’s time has yet to be corrected
If the unused allocations for 2018 are rendered invalid by January 1, 2019, then they cannot be used in the ongoing rehabilitation efforts in Marawi City
The Department of Budget and Management has agreed to restore funds for a DOH program that deploys health workers to rural areas and poor communities