2016 budget - updates

Rappler's latest stories on 2016 budget


Robredo on 'underspending': OVP funds went to calamity victims, the poor

Jul 02, 2017 - 7:10 PM

In response to a Commission on Audit report Vice President Leni Robredo says her office had spent 86 of its available budget by the end of 2016

NINA-HIT. Vice President Leni Robredo visits Camarines Sur that was devastated by typhoon Nina. Photo from the Office of the Vice President

PNP wages war on drugs despite P36-M budget in 2016

Sep 06, 2016 - 12:46 PM

But Police Director Benjamin Magalong acting PNP deputy chief for operations says the strong support of President Rodrigo Duterte and PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa is boosting their confidence to fight illegal drugs

CALL OF DUTY. Members of the Philippine National Police and the Scene of the Crime Operatives conducting investigation following a police operation against illegal drugs in the town of Plaridel, Bulacan on August 4. Photo by Eugenio Loreto/EPA

Cagayan gov files complaint vs vice gov, 4 others over delayed budget

Mar 04, 2016 - 4:34 PM

Government salaries and infrastructure projects in Cagayan province are on hold since the provincial board has yet to pass the 2016 budget

LAST TERM. Cagayan Governor Antonio Alvaro III accuses his vice governor – who is running against his daughter for governor in May 2016 – of delaying the passage of the provincial government. Photo from Wikipedia

RH budget cut: 3 unanswered questions

Feb 05, 2016 - 11:38 AM

Why did the health secretary know about the cut after the fact? Why did Loren Legarda allow it? Why did the realignment go to health facilities and medical assistance?

Sotto threatens to sue Rappler, columnist for piece on RH budget cut

Feb 04, 2016 - 2:42 PM

The senator wants the Thought Leaders piece Magnanakaw sa Senado by Dr Sylvia Estrada Claudio taken down within 10 days

RH BUDGET CUT. RH law advocates, posing as Senators Tito Sotto and Loren Legarda, dramatize the controversial RH budget cut during a press conference of the Purple Ribbon for RH Movement on January 13, 2016. File photo by Jee Y. Geronimo/Rappler

RH budget cut exposes problematic lawmaking in PH

Jan 21, 2016 - 10:00 AM

Lesson to learn: lawmakers should not leave it to a small group – the chairmen from the Senate and the House – to decide the final provisions in the budget law

Rappler Talk: Clearing hurdles on the RH law

Jan 18, 2016 - 5:39 PM

What s the next step for advocates of the controversial RH law after the budget cut?

Pia Cayetano: Difficult to trust Legarda again after RH budget cut

Jan 14, 2016 - 1:26 PM

UPDATED [The bicameral committee] disregarded the sanctity of the system The chairperson is supposed to represent our interest but did not says the principal sponsor of the reproductive health law

TRUST ISSUES. Senator Pia Cayetano says she would have difficulty trusting Senator Loren Legarda again after a P1-billion allocation for contraceptives was removed from the 2016 budget.

Advocates on RH budget cut: 'We've let our guard down'

Jan 13, 2016 - 2:47 PM

Former Albay representative Edcel Lagman is suspicious of what happened at the bicameral conference committee on the 2016 budget where the budget cut was made

RH BUDGET CUT. RH law advocates dramatize the controversial RH budget cut during a press conference of the Purple Ribbon for RH Movement on January 13, 2016. Photo by Jee Y. Geronimo/Rappler

LIST: 74 provinces qualify for P6.5-B budget on road rehab

Jan 09, 2016 - 9:00 AM

UPDATED Check whether your province will be upgrading parts of your provincial road network here

DOH may have to divert family health fund to purchase contraceptives

Jan 08, 2016 - 11:32 PM

Health Secretary Janette Garin explains how the justifications for the P1 billion reproductive health budget cut by senators Legarda and Sotto don t add up

Health chief: No allocation for contraceptives in 2016 DOH budget

Jan 06, 2016 - 3:34 PM

The DOH s proposed P1 B allocation for contraceptives was removed during deliberations of the bicameral conference committee says Health Secretary Janette Garin

Pulse Asia survey, 2016 budget, SpaceX | 12PM wRap

Dec 22, 2015 - 1:40 PM

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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.

Greece passes 'tough' austerity-extending 2016 budget

Dec 06, 2015 - 9:23 AM

Behind the numbers anybody can see the agonizing effort to support the working classes says Prime Minister Tsipras

PASSED. Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos (L) and Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras (R) attend a parliament session prior to a budget vote in Athens, Greece, December 5, 2015. Photo by Yannis Kolesidis/EPA

Recto: Faster budget spending needs to be institutionalized

Nov 23, 2015 - 5:57 PM

The senator says checks in the expenditure system are good but should not choke spending

NEW DEPARTMENT. Senate President Pro-Tempore Ralph Recto, chair of the Senate Committee on Science and Technology, during a hearing on the proposal to reorganize DOTC by creating a Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT). File photo by Alex Nuevaespaña/PRIB

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.

Recto: P1B in 2016 budget to fight HIV epidemic in PH

Oct 10, 2015 - 1:36 PM

Half of the budget will be used to buy anti retroviral drugs while the rest will go to test kits and reagents surveillance and local prevention programs

LIFE SAVERS. People living with HIV have to religiously take anti-retroviral medicine and live a healthy lifestyle. File photo by George Moya/Rappler

Full of pork? Congressmen approve P3-T 2016 budget

Oct 09, 2015 - 11:51 PM

UPDATED Kabataan Representative Terry Ridon says the budget is loaded with lump sums sneaky provisions crafted for fund juggling and billions of funds [for] the ruling party’s campaign war chest

APPROVED. The House of Representatives approves on October 9, 2015, the P3-trillion budget, which a congressman said would be used for the ruling party's campaign. Rappler file photo

Robredo’s numbers, Mendoza in UN, Air France strike | 6PM wRap

Oct 06, 2015 - 6:51 PM

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Tolentino snubs House pre-plenary hearing on MMDA's 2016 budget

Oct 06, 2015 - 3:32 PM

A congresswoman wants to ask if Chairman Francis Tolentino who has drawn flak for hiring sexy dancers ever attended his agency s gender sensitivity training

UNDER FIRE. The MMDA chief skips the pre-plenary hearing for his agency's 2016 budget after drawing flak for a controversial lewd performance last week. Rappler file photo

NEDA 2016 budget increase set to sustain reforms

Sep 21, 2015 - 7:00 PM

The 2016 budget is up by 8 to P7 06 billion led by a P2 billion proposed funding for the Public Private Partnership Center

President Benigno S. Aquino III presides over the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Board Meeting at the Malacañang Palace on Friday, September 4, 2015. File Photo by Joseph Vidal/ Malacañang Photo Bureau)

PCA wants bigger 2016 budget for coco agro-industrial hubs

Sep 04, 2015 - 1:12 PM

The agency suffers a huge slash in its proposed 2016 budget Funds for coconut replanting fertilization and income raising for farmers have been reduced

MAKING A LIVING. The government hopes to increase the income of coconut famers, among the poorest workers in the country. Photo by Jay Directo/Agence France-Presse

Drilon: Congress aims to pass BBL before September ends

Sep 03, 2015 - 5:15 PM

Congress prioritizes 7 other measures before sessions end in October

PRIORITIES. Senate President Franklin Drilon (left) says the leadership of the Senate and the House of Representatives, helmed by House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr (right) identified 8 priority measures. File photo by Gil Nartea/ Malacañang Photo Bureau

Binay ‘dummies,’ CHED budget, Korean talks | 6PM wRap

Aug 26, 2015 - 7:20 PM

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Bulk of CHED's proposed 2016 budget for K to 12 transition

Aug 26, 2015 - 3:23 PM

P8 28 billion in the Commission on Education s proposed budget will be used to assist college workers affected by K to 12 adjustments among other purposes

Chiz to admin: Stop giving PH military hand-me-down assets

Aug 18, 2015 - 7:30 PM

The Department of National Defense is in charge of buying defense assets although representatives of the end users – army navy or air force – are involved throughout the bidding process

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

Aquino pushes for FOI bill a day after SONA

Jul 28, 2015 - 6:16 PM

While President Aquino was silent on the freedom of information bill – one of his campaign promises – in his last SONA he mentions it in his 2016 budget message to Congress

FINALLY. It may have come too late but President Benigno Aquino III finally urged Congress to pass the Freedom of Information law to ensure permanency of transparency reforms. (Photo by Benhur Arcayan / Malacañang Photo Bureau)

Philippines hikes defense budget amid China tensions

Jul 21, 2015 - 2:58 PM

The proposed 2016 national budget reserves a record P25 billion for defense spending

HAND-ME-DOWN. The Philippine Navy's most capable warship, BRP Ramon Alcaraz, is an excess defense article from the US Coast Guard. Rappler file photo Carmela Fonbuena/Rappler

Include dental health in 2016 budget – Recto

Jun 20, 2015 - 4:52 PM

One in 7 Filipinos miss work or school due to aching teeth or gums

HEALTHY SMILES FOR PINOYS. With the current dental problems faced by Filipinos, Senator Ralph Recto wants to appropriate funds for oral health care in 2016. Graphics by Alejandro Edoria