Department of Budget and Management
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These gov't workers will get P40B in yearend bonuses, cash gifts

Nov 08, 2017 - 3:59 PM

Starting November 15, every qualified government employee will receive a yearend bonus amounting to one month basic salary that is tax free and a cash gift of P5,000

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

COA urges 'immediate' investigation into P38-B Malampaya fund releases

Nov 02, 2017 - 2:33 PM

'The DBM’s laxity in the release of SAROs to Implementing Agencies and without thorough evaluation, contributed to the misuse of funds by the IAs,' says the Commission on Audit

INVESTIGATION. The Commission on Audit (COA) recommends investigation into budget department officials for the irregular disbursement of P38 billion worth of Malampaya funds.

Poe seeks additional P5-B Marawi rehabilitation fund

Oct 22, 2017 - 5:45 PM

This is on top of the P5 billion for 2017 and P10 billion for 2018 allotted by the Duterte administration. The funds for 2019 have yet to be determined.

WHAT REMAINS. Inside the battle area in Marawi City.

Pulse Asia on ‘unequal’ enforcement, Marawi aid, Japan Emperor | Evening wRap

Oct 20, 2017 - 11:08 PM

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Peso weakens, Mahmud Ahmad dead, DBM usec fired | Midday wRap

Oct 20, 2017 - 12:59 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Margie de Leon

Duterte fires DBM undersecretary for 'corruption'

Oct 19, 2017 - 8:45 PM

(UPDATED) Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno confirms that the official is Gertrudo De Leon, an appointee of the President's

Diokno not alarmed over funding for Build, Build, Build

Oct 19, 2017 - 8:20 PM

Some economists are concerned that less revenues from the proposed tax reform package could jeopardize the Duterte administration's P8-trillion infrastructure program

Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno, during the Dutertenomics Forum at the Fairmont Makati on August 10, 2017, highlights the increased government spending for various government projects. ALFRED FRIAS/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Marawi rehab funds enough, technical assistance needed, says DBM

Oct 18, 2017 - 4:13 PM

'We have set aside P5 billion this year. (The budget) will be sufficient for the last 10 weeks of the post-conflict needs of Marawi,' says budget chief Benjamin Diokno

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

Road repairs lift infrastructure spending in August

Oct 15, 2017 - 11:25 PM

Disbursements for infrastructure and other capital outlays reach P40.1 billion in August, thanks to completed projects of the DPWH and other projects of the DepEd and DOH

ROAD REPAIRS. The Department of Budget and Management says disbursements for the month of September are seen to be substantial, owing to the huge infrastructure spending requirements of the public works and highways department. File photo by Jay Directo/AFP

Palace endorses DBM resolution on pay hike for police, soldiers

Sep 26, 2017 - 7:41 PM

A Police Officer 1 can enjoy a 100% increase – from the current P14,834 base pay to P29,668 – should the resolution be signed by both houses of Congress

SALUTE. In this file photo, President Duterte visits the wake of slain Captain Clinton Capio at the Libingan ng mga Bayani in Fort Bonifacio on January 16, 2017. File photo courtesy of Malacañang

DBM wants cops, soldiers to fund their own retirement

Sep 20, 2017 - 6:18 PM

Taxpayers, like you and me, are the ones paying every year for the retirement fund of the military and police, 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

Senate OKs bill requiring economic managers to report to Congress

Sep 19, 2017 - 8:06 AM

The bill will mandate the Department of Finance, National Economic and Development Authority, the Department of Budget and Management, and the Central Bank to report biannually to Congress on fiscal and monetary policies

REPORT. The Senate has passed the bill seeking to require the country's economic managers to report biannually to Congress. Malacañang file photo

Diokno thinks 2018 budget deadlock unlikely to happen

Sep 14, 2017 - 4:15 PM

UPDATED While Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno is not worried over conflicts on the proposed budget of the Commission on Human Rights a foreign business leader says the issue is not sending the right signals to investors

NOT WORRIED. 'At this time I'm not worried about what's going to happen. I'll just look at what will come out of the third chamber. Let's not speculate on what's gonna happen,' DBM chief Benjamin Diokno says. File photo

Government infrastructure spending up 25% to P48.4B in July

Sep 11, 2017 - 12:30 AM

July s result means government spending on infrastructure and other capital expenditures stands at P297 5 billion so far this year up 11 1

DBM will continue to release performance bonus to gov't employees

Sep 08, 2017 - 8:25 PM

However Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno acknowledges the need to tighten the system of granting the PBB simplify the validation and address the unintended consequences

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NHA faces P10 billion cut in 2018 proposed budget

Aug 24, 2017 - 4:44 PM

The National Housing Authority possibly only has P2 2 billion to remedy the ballooning housing backlog

BUDGET CUT. The National Housing Authority will suffer a P10 billion budget cut in the proposed 2018 budget. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Ombudsman gets lawmaker support to restore P2B budget cut

Aug 23, 2017 - 3:39 PM

House Committee members also approve the Ombudsman s request of using P99 million worth savings

BUDGET HEARING. Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales requests during the House budget hearing on August 23, 2017 to utilize P99 million worth of savings to augment their 2018 budget Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

DA to start paying farm owners affected by bird flu outbreak

Aug 17, 2017 - 5:00 PM

Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol says he has already identified P31 million from the Quick Response Fund for the initial payment of affected farmers

BIRD FLU UPDATES. Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol during a press conference on Avian Influenza at the Department of Agriculture office in Quezon City. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Duterte, Sereno, China and ASEAN | Evening wRap

Aug 08, 2017 - 7:54 PM

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Senators hit Duterte's economic managers for opposing free tuition bill

Aug 02, 2017 - 1:00 PM

Senators urge the Duterte administration to view the measure as an investment for the future and not an expense

Malacañang file photo

DBM on free tuition in state colleges: 'Di kaya ng gobyerno 'yan'

Aug 01, 2017 - 11:07 PM

In the absence of any law we cannot appropriate money for free tuition says budget secretary Benjamin Diokno

TOO EXPENSIVE. Department of Budget and Management Secretary Benjamin Diokno said that the free tuition bill is too expensive for the government. File Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

Drilon says gov't rightsizing a 'retrenchment' measure

Jul 29, 2017 - 11:19 PM

The Department of Budget and Management says the proposed measure is not about outright downsizing and would only cover the executive branch

Piñol wants rationalization of PH rural road programs

Jul 25, 2017 - 5:37 PM

Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol says the farm to market road program should get at least P20 billion in the 2018 budget

Aquino, Morales, Marawi rehab | Evening wRap

Jul 14, 2017 - 8:04 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Mara Cepeda

DBM to release P5 billion for Marawi rehab in 2017

Jul 14, 2017 - 1:52 PM

The Department of Budget and Management says funds for the rehabilitation and reconstruction of Marawi City will be released following a multi year scheme

MARAWI REHAB. The budget department allots at least P15 billion for 2017 and 2018 for Marawi recovery and rehabilitation efforts. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

No tuition collection in UP Diliman 'until gov't clear' about subsidy policy

Jul 11, 2017 - 9:40 PM

They are not clear yet as to how much subsidy there will be: partial or complete and who will be eligible Until they clarify we will not collect any amount from students says UP Diliman Chancellor Michael Tan

ISKOLAR NG BAYAN. This file photo shows the Oblation statue, an iconic symbol of the University of the Philippines. File photo from Wikimedia commons

Duterte admin's infra spending in May highest in 6 months

Jul 06, 2017 - 10:10 PM

Infrastructure spending rises by 31 4 in May 2017 alone the highest since November 2016

DAY AND NIGHT. The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) inspects the 24/7 construction of an infrastructure project along Quezon Avenue. Photo from DPWH

To shift or not: Ilocos Sur farmers urged to keep growing tobacco

May 30, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Candon City in Ilocos Sur goes against the Philippines local and international commitments to shift farmers away from tobacco to alternative crops and livelihood

What local governments owe tobacco farmers

May 29, 2017 - 8:15 AM

Tobacco farmers in Sta Cruz Ilocos Sur say their local government uses its share in excise taxes on cigarettes in funding non tobacco farming projects

Gov't spending on infrastructure falls by P9B in April

May 28, 2017 - 10:15 PM

The Department of Budget and Management says the drop is mainly due to the absence of big ticket expenditures in the military s modernization program which are set for later in the year

Malacañan Photo

COA to BFP: Better to buy new fire trucks than repair old ones

May 28, 2017 - 9:35 PM

The Commission on Audit says spending money to fix fully depreciated vehicles is both excessive and unnecessary

Ombudsman, death penalty, Flynn | Midday wRap

Apr 26, 2017 - 1:30 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Margie de Leon

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

ADDRESSING ISSUES. After 3 months of media silence, Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales appears in a news conference on April 25, 2017 to address issues concerning cases filed before her office. Photo by Rappler

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

CHEERING VETERANS. President Rodrigo Duterte gestures during the 75th Celebration of the Araw ng Kagitingan, honoring the veterans of World War II, at Mt. Samat National Shrine in Pilar, Bataan, April 9, 2017. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

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Apr 07, 2017 - 10:59 AM

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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

Photo by Jedwin M Llobrera

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

NOT BUDGING. Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno holds a press conference on April 6, 2017 and remains firm on abolishing express lane fund system. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

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

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

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

Baterina of Ilocos charged over PDAF scam

Mar 20, 2017 - 4:27 PM

The Ombudsman drops charges against former budget secretary and now Camarines Sur Rep Rolando Andaya Jr

CHARGED. Ilocos Sur 1st District Representative Salacnib Baterina is charged of 3 counts of graft, 3 counts of malversation and 1 count of direct bribery for the misuse of P33.9 million worth of his priority development assistance fund (PDAF)

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

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

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

FULL SUPPORT. Several Cabinet officials attend the House ways and means panel hearing on March 6, including DOF Secretary Carlos Dominguez III, NEDA Secretary Ernesto Pernia, DPWH Secretary Mark Villar, and DOTr Secretary Arthur Tugade. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

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

RETIREMENT PAY. Retired lawyers of the Public Attorney's Office win their P139 million benefits claim against the Department of Budget and Management.

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

NOT ENOUGH. Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno said that local government units spend more on administrative functions than social services. File Photo

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

UP file photo from Wikimedia commons

DepEd receives P543.2B in 2017 national budget

Jan 12, 2017 - 6:35 PM

The education department s increased budget will fund teachers salaries improve basic educational facilities purchase instructional materials and give financial assistance to students

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, January 4, 2017

Jan 04, 2017 - 11:15 AM

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