Bottom-up budgeting - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Bottom-up budgeting


Change in the Philippine national budget?

Jul 27, 2016 - 4:24 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte is set to submit his first proposed national budget to Congress in mid August Will it be truly ‘pork free’?

CODE-NGO to Diokno: Reconsider plan to drop BUB

Jul 16, 2016 - 2:42 PM

The Caucus of Development NGO Networks urges budget secretary Benjamin Diokno to review of the bottom up budgeting program before pushing through with their plan

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

DBM to recommend P3.35-T national budget for 2017

Jul 14, 2016 - 5:42 PM

This will be the first budget to be approved by Congress under the Duterte administration

NEW SPENDING POLICY. Press briefing by Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno on the 2017 budget.

NAPC officials to Maza: 'Consider facts' before judging agency's performance

Jul 09, 2016 - 3:12 PM

Five NAPC officials urge the new lead convenor of the anti poverty body to defend the integrity of the agency amid attacks by her colleagues in the Left

DILG chief wants citizens' law enforcement groups in barangays

Jul 04, 2016 - 1:53 PM

Interior Secretary Mike Sueno says he wants to prioritize curbing criminality by organizing barangay level citizens arrest groups

TURNOVER. Newly-installed DILG Secretary Ismael 'Mike' Sueno receives the flag of the department from Undersecretary Austere Panadero. Photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

DBM to COA: BUB funds not released to 'unqualified' LGUs

Jun 20, 2016 - 3:50 PM

According to the Commission on Audit some P1 278 billion were downloaded to LGUs in 2015 despite their failure to comply to set governance standards

DBM CLARIFIES. The budget department clarifies that no bottom-up budgeting funds were released to local government units unqualified for funding.

NAPC chief to beneficiaries: Defend BUB, Aquino admin reforms

Jun 11, 2016 - 8:39 PM

UPDATED NAPC lead convenor Joel Rocamora urges government beneficiaries to protect the key anti poverty reforms of the outgoing administration

REFORMS. Outgoing National Anti-Poverty Commission secretary Joel Rocamora tells beneficiaries to defend the reforms established by the Aquino government. Photo by Paulina Peregrino/

Local roads, progress, and 2016 elections: Will voters choose wisely?

May 05, 2016 - 11:59 AM

Will voters elect leaders capable of long term planning? Or will they fall for empty promises again?

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 P35B for 2017 'Bottom-up' budget

Apr 19, 2016 - 9:04 PM

The proposed amount is higher by P10 3 billion 223 39 million from this year s allocation of P24 7 billion 535 91 million

Eastern Visayas gets largest chunk of bottom-up budget pie

Mar 28, 2016 - 2:28 PM

UPDATED The budget department allots P2 25 billion to the country s poorest region A large chunk is for disaster risk management projects proposed by communities

Poe to Roxas: Isn't Mamasapano proof Aquino doesn't trust you?

Mar 20, 2016 - 11:22 PM

The second presidential debate puts the LP standard bearer in a familiar situation: having to defend the mistakes of the current administration

MAMASAPANO DEBACLE. Senator Grace Poe and LP standard-bearer Mar Roxas face-off during the 2nd presidential debate. Rappler screenshot

Central Visayas gets P1.83B for BUB projects

Feb 19, 2016 - 7:00 AM

Of the P24 7 billion allocation from 2016 national budget Cebu gets P1 billion from the total BUB share

ALOGUINSAN’S HIDDEN BEACH. Hidden behind thick trees, this pristine beach is only one among southern Cebu’s beautiful beaches. Photo courtesy of Sheilamei Abellanoza and Gian Carlo Jubela

Binay warns gov't workers using anti-poverty fund to buy votes for LP

Feb 15, 2016 - 4:49 PM

The UNA standard bearer says his camp will sue any government worker caught electioneering

EXPANDED ANTI-POVERTY PROGRAM. Vice President Jejomar Binay, standard-bearer of the United Nationalist Alliance, tells voters in Pasay City on February 15, 2016, it's a lie that he will discontinue the Pantawid Pamilya Program of the Aquino government; in fact, he will expand its coverage. Photo by Lito Boras/Rappler

UNA: LP using government funds for vote-buying

Feb 14, 2016 - 4:20 PM

The United Nationalist Alliance says the Liberal Party is buying votes through programs for communities

President Benigno Aquino III (left) and Interior Secretary Mar Roxas listen to testimonials from people who have benefitted from the Aquino administration's programs. Rappler photo

Duterte camp: Roxas, LP buying local execs' votes

Feb 12, 2016 - 7:13 PM

The Duterte camp says the administration is luring local officials to support Roxas using the government s Bottom up Budgeting BUB program

PROMISES. LP standard bearer Mar Roxas campaigns in Misamis Oriental. File photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Roxas to barangay officials: P1,000 per Filipino in community projects

Feb 11, 2016 - 4:40 PM

Kalkulahin na po ninyo kung ano ang bilang ng tao sa inyong barangay dagdagan ninyo ng tatlong zero at yan ang capital outlay na dadating sa inyong barangay the LP presidential bet tells the Liga ng mga Barangay

SUPPORT FOR BARANGAYS. Liberal Party presidential bet Mar Roxas vows to expand support for barangays under the expanded bottom up budgeting program. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Higher budget for provincial roads, infrastructure in 2017 – Abad

Jan 16, 2016 - 7:29 PM

UPDATED 5 months before its term ends the Aquino administration promises higher budget for infrastructure in 2017

Filipinos ride a jeepney, a popular mode of transport, at a road in the typhoon hit town of San Julian, Samar island, Philippines, 10 December 2014. Typhoon Hagupit slammed into the eastern coast of Samar Island, 560 kilometres south-east of Manila on 06 December, destroying more than 30,000 homes, knocking out power and damaging some key infrastructures. Some roads were impassable due to floods, landslides and toppled trees or electric posts. Photo by Francis R. Malasig/EPA

Roxas wants P100B 'Walang Iwanan' fund for LGU, barangay projects

Dec 01, 2015 - 12:25 PM

Municipalities and urban barangays can pick projects ensuring inclusive growth says Roxas

THE FRINGES. Mar Roxas makes a pitch for a P100 billion fund for LGUs and barangays for projects. Photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

Nancy Binay to file bill vs ‘forced savings’

Jul 31, 2014 - 2:02 PM

Senator Nancy Binay wants to file a bill holding agencies liable for the implementation of projects they proposed under the national budget

DILG introduces 'seal of good local governance'

Jan 16, 2014 - 10:35 AM

The Seal of Good Local Governance will be implemented annually starting this year

Bottom-Up-Budgeting: Experience at the grassroots?

Jul 25, 2013 - 2:27 PM

Making the BUB process more effective in responding to the needs of the basic sectors demands thorough assessment

Bottom-up budgeting needs work

Jun 06, 2013 - 6:43 PM

Some civil society organizations CSOs report that the bottom up budget approach might not mirror the Aquino administration s commitment to reduce poverty

Bottom-up budgeting: Moving up, but long way to go

Apr 14, 2013 - 3:13 PM

After rejecting citizen groups proposals for the budget regional officials asked citizen leaders to sign an alternative list the officials themselves drafted

DILG searches for 4th undersecretary to replace Puno

Oct 22, 2012 - 3:00 PM

In addition to two new undersecretaries the Department of the Interior and Local Government is searching for its fourth to replace former DILG USec of Peace and Order Rico Puno