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P24B in salary hike awaits qualified gov't workers in 2018

Nov 22, 2017 - 2:00 PM

The government allots P24 billion for the 3rd tranche of the Salary Standardization Law to be out by January 2018, budget chief Benjamin Diokno says

Q&A. DBM Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno talks with media during "Breakfast with Ben" at the DBM Executive Lounge in Manila. Photo from the DBM

Why cover the national budget?

Nov 02, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Boring they may be, but the national budget documents tell the story of how our money is supposed to be spent

Filipinos ask their representatives: How did you vote on CHR budget?

Sep 13, 2017 - 2:18 PM

Here s how you can ask your district or sectoral representatives about their vote on the proposed 2018 budget of the Commission on Human Rights which the House reduced to P1 000

Duterte admin to drop expanded BUB program – Diokno

Jul 14, 2016 - 7:00 PM

National Anti Poverty Commission Vice Chairperson Ruperto Ka Uper Aleroza wants the program to be continued in its current form saying that it has benefited the poorest towns in the country

What happened to the 2016 budget for contraceptives?

Jan 07, 2016 - 2:28 PM

Senators say one reason for the P1 billion budget cut is the Supreme Court order prohibiting the DOH from granting any pending application for reproductive health commodities

Aquino signs P3.002-trillion national budget for 2016

Dec 22, 2015 - 10:43 AM

This is the 6th and last budget passed under the Aquino administration

Aquino

Bicam OKs P3-T budget for 2016

Dec 09, 2015 - 4:15 PM

Congress leaders expect President Benigno Aquino III to sign the proposed 2016 budget before Christmas

BIGGEST BUDGET. The proposed 3-Trillion national budget for 2016 is the largest budget proposal submitted to Congress.

Senate approves P3-T budget for 2016

Nov 26, 2015 - 10:06 PM

The Senate approved budget now goes to the bicameral conference committee where it will be reconciled with the version of the House of Representatives

VOTE. Fourteen senators voted in favor of the proposed P3 trillion national budget for 2016. Photo by Alex Nueva Espana/Rappler

COA questions P24 billion worth of military procurement

Nov 10, 2015 - 9:14 PM

The audit review of 23 contracts reveals various deficiencies

IRREGULAR PROCUREMENT. The military failed to complete procurement documentation.

Ridon seeks budget amendment: Transfer Cafgu funds to SUCs

Oct 14, 2015 - 8:24 PM

The House of Representatives have approved an increase in the pay of paramilitary groups while cutting the budget of state colleges and universities

LAST PUSH. Congressman Terry Ridon filed an amendment of the 2016 national budget before the House Committee of Appropriations.

What should we expect from DOTC 2016 proposed budget?

Aug 09, 2015 - 1:43 PM

DOTC proposes P15 7 billion to address the problems plaguing the country s public railway system

 Mark Z. Saludes

Budget needed: PH has 1 dentist per 70,000 public school pupils

Mar 02, 2015 - 9:25 PM

Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto suggests cutting down on allocations for less important things in the budgets of other agencies to allow an increase in the dental budget

What's your favorite MovePH story?

Dec 13, 2014 - 11:45 AM

Tell us the stories that moved you the most

Journalism's new power lies in technology

Nov 30, 2014 - 8:00 AM

We re living through a time of creative destruction and it will get worse if you hold on to the past There is a bright side

House to pass P23B additional budget for 2014

Nov 26, 2014 - 5:20 PM

Just before the year closes congressmen will approve the additional funds requested by the budget department for projects that include those under the controversial DAP

Gov't feeding program to benefit 4M 'wasted' children in 2015

Nov 20, 2014 - 4:52 PM

The government s total supplemental feeding budget in the proposed 2015 national budget is P7 2 billion

EASING HUNGER. Filipino children eat their meals during a feeding program initiated by a child advocates group to fight malnutrion and hunger (27 March 2009). Photo by Dennis Sabangan/EPA

Recto wants post-budget document that tracks implementation

Nov 18, 2014 - 8:52 PM

Senate Pro Tempore Ralph Recto says agencies should be required to report the execution of previously funded projects using the same line item format of the General Appropriations Act

BUDGET DOCUMENTS. Consisting of nine documents, budget documents measure almost one-foot thick and weigh around 11 kilos. Photo by Angela Casauay/Rappler.com

House approves P2.6T budget for 2015

Oct 29, 2014 - 6:39 PM

The budget bill allows Malacañang to declare savings in any agency at any given time of the year It also represents the largest budget to be approved in the lead up to a national election

APPROVED. The House of Representatives passes the proposed P2.606 trillion national budget for 2015 on Wednesday, October 29. Photo by Rappler

Tap cash transfer to feed more public school kids – Recto

Oct 29, 2014 - 6:30 AM

Senate Pro Tempore Ralph Recto questions why the DSWD s conditional cash transfer program is increasing overhead costs and not for its feeding program

EASING HUNGER. Filipino children eat their meals during a feeding program initiated by a child advocates group to fight malnutrion and hunger (27 March 2009). Photo by Dennis Sabangan/EPA

Errata for 2015 budget 'only' P4.7B – Ungab

Oct 28, 2014 - 8:22 PM

Bayan Muna corrects itself about the supposed P423 billion inserted in the DILG budget but questions why special allocations for local governments are under the agency s budget

AMENDMENTS OR INSERTIONS. Proposed changes to the 2015 budget faces scrutiny. File photo by Rappler

DBM withdraws errata for 2015 budget

Oct 02, 2014 - 6:55 PM

Party list lawmakers have suspected that the errata submitted by the budget department could be midnight insertions in what they call an election budget

How far can citizen participation in governance go?

Oct 01, 2014 - 2:36 PM

If the mechanism of our government is working towards ensuring transparency and accountability we might not even have to do what we have been doing as a civil society organization

Supreme Court deserves higher budget – Recto

Sep 01, 2014 - 4:02 PM

The senator asks his colleagues to go through the High Court s original wish list and restore what the Executive has cut from its proposed budget for 2015

Comelec's proposed 2015 budget jumps to P16.8B

Aug 13, 2014 - 12:23 PM

From the amount P3 76 billion will be used to buy more PCOS machines for the 2016 polls to augment the units currently in Comelec s inventory

DAR's budget cut in half, but 'enough' to meet targets

Aug 07, 2014 - 7:06 PM

There are big reductions in the department s budget for land distribution support services and agrarian justice delivery

AGRARIAN REFORM. With time ticking for agrarian reform, can the DAR make do with its significantly reduced 2015 budget? Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Help watch the national budget!

Aug 01, 2014 - 5:36 PM

Help make sure that the public money does not fall into the wrong hands

#BeTheBoss: How to hold government accountable

Jul 31, 2014 - 10:45 PM

Anti corruption group BantayPH shows a concrete initiative that involves citizens in governance while holding the government accountable – the citizen report card

Aquino administration eyes higher budget for 2015

Jul 11, 2014 - 9:03 PM

As presented by Budget Secretary Florencio Butch Abad the cabinet is eyeing a proposed budget of P2 606 trillion for 2015 15 higher than the 2014 budget

Volunteers pledge to keep gov't offices in check

Jun 24, 2014 - 11:07 PM

Volunteers aim to help end corruption and pressure government officials to efficiently deliver services

'Keeping the government honest is a shared responsibility'

Mar 04, 2014 - 9:32 PM

It takes people to run a government and people to keep it in check

Taking small steps to fight big problems

Dec 22, 2013 - 11:00 AM

We need to shift the mindset of “it’s always been that way” to “it doesn’t have to be that way ” because we deserve better

2013: Ten citizens' stories that moved us

Dec 21, 2013 - 10:11 AM

We revisit on Move PH the 10 most moving stories of challenges heroes and community engagement

Aquino signs P2.265-T 2014 budget

Dec 20, 2013 - 2:25 PM

Next year s budget includes a P100 billion lump sum rehabilitation fund for calamity hit areas and excludes lawmakers PDAF

APPROVED. The bicameral conference committee approves the proposed 2014 General Appropriations Act. File photo by Rappler

Bicam OKs P2.264T nat'l budget for 2014

Dec 10, 2013 - 11:22 AM

Tuesday s bicam hearing was open to the public

APPROVED. The bicameral conference committee approves the proposed 2014 General Appropriations Act. File photo by Rappler

Who will audit Yolanda donations sent via private sector?

Dec 06, 2013 - 2:12 PM

More than 98 of aid for Yolanda victims is coursed through non governmental institutions Who will audit them?

'People can help' watch over funds – COA, DBM

Dec 06, 2013 - 11:51 AM

DBM Undersecretary Richard Moya and COA Chairperson Grace Tan emphasize the need for more public involvement to ensure transparency and accountability

#TalkThursday: Beyond Napoles, guarding public funds

Dec 05, 2013 - 2:00 PM

Rappler talks to DBM Undersecretary Richard Bon Moya and COA Chairperson Grace Pulido Tan on accountability for public funds

Make bicam meetings public – Netizens

Dec 04, 2013 - 8:03 PM

Petitioners want to televise and livestream the bicameral conference committee meeting that will discuss the 2014 budget

TRANSPARENCY. A petition to make bicameral meeting on the 2014 budget has circulated online

P3.38B released to relocate Metro Manila's estero families

Dec 03, 2013 - 5:04 PM

The amount covers the deficit and cash requirements of constructing housing projects outside the NCR for the months of September and October

MOVING OUT. An initial batch of more than 80 families were relocated from San Juan City to housing projects in Bulacan as part of government efforts to keep civilians away from disaster areas earlier this year. Photo by EPA/Rolex dela Pena

#TalkThursday: Beyond Napoles, guarding public funds

Nov 26, 2013 - 11:09 AM

Maria Ressa talks with Budget Secretary Butch Abad and COA Chair Grace Pulido Tan in this special edition of TalkThursday

#BudgetWatch Special #TalkThursday Edition: Beyond Napoles, guarding public funds

Fight not yet over – anti-pork advocates

Nov 20, 2013 - 9:51 AM

Aside from PDAF the Scrap Pork Network is also calling for the abolition of all forms discretionary funds that are prone to abuse and corruption

LEGAL. The Solicitor General submits Malacañang's final comments on the charges vs DAP on Thursday, November 7. File photo

#KabantayNgBayan: Road to transparency and accountability

Oct 24, 2013 - 11:45 PM

The Open Data Philippines Task Force organized a two day Hackathon event which aims to bring the country closer to achieving transparency and accountability from the public sector

#Hackathon: road to transparency and accountability

Abad: P5-B CHED budget not pork

Aug 29, 2013 - 4:34 PM

Abad says the P5 B lump sum allocated for the capital outlays and scholarship programs of SUCs is a development fund not pork

Pork barrel for CHED?

Aug 28, 2013 - 11:12 AM

Nueva Vizcaya Rep Carlos Padilla says It s like pork because it s only released when you re able to identify the programs you are going to implement

Gov't scraps budget for BNPP maintenance in 2014

Aug 14, 2013 - 7:00 AM

The budget department gives zero allocation for the maintenance of the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant in 2014 causing the ire of some lawmakers

DBM releases P2.86-B for PNP upgrades

Aug 11, 2013 - 2:07 PM

The funds will be used to purchase patrol jeeps firearms and radios as well as to renovate police stations

Abad: Pork barrel abolition ultimately up to Congress

Aug 07, 2013 - 6:45 PM

The budget chief says vetting of NGOs that receive PDAF is the responsibility of lawmakers too

HEARING. BSP Gov Armando Tetangco, NEDA chief Arsenio Balisacan, Budget Secretary Butch Abad and Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima answer questions from legislators. Photo by Rappler

Abad: Pork barrel abolition ultimately up to Congress

Aug 07, 2013 - 6:45 PM

The budget chief says vetting of NGOs that receive PDAF is the responsibility of lawmakers too

HEARING. BSP Gov Armando Tetangco, NEDA chief Arsenio Balisacan, Budget Secretary Butch Abad and Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima answer questions from legislators. Photo by Rappler

DBM OKs P2.8-B for new hospitals, health centers

Aug 04, 2013 - 6:02 PM

DBM will release P2 8B to build 512 regional health units 363 barangay health stations 147 district hospitals and 20 provincial hospitals

DBM releases P250-M for Roxas Blvd redevelopment

Aug 02, 2013 - 8:06 PM

Roxas Boulevard will be extended from Bonifacio Drive in Manila to the Airport Road in Parañaque City