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Andaya says Nograles to stay as appropriations panel chair

Sep 17, 2018 - 3:55 PM

After reports surfaced that Davao City 1st District Representative Karlo Nograles would be removed as committee chairman, House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya says 'there is no reorganization'

Congressman Karlo Nograles on Tuesday, July 31, 2018, during hearing on the proposed P3.8-trillion budget for 2019. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

Karlo Nograles to be kicked out as appropriations panel chair

Sep 17, 2018 - 12:03 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Plenary deliberations for the proposed 2019 budget are delayed at the House following the looming change in the appropriations panel chairmanship

REPLACED. Davao City 1st District Representative Karlo Nograles will no longer chair the the House committee on appropriations. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Despite suspended hearings, Nograles vows timely 2019 budget

Aug 12, 2018 - 3:36 PM

'This is a temporary setback, but rest assured we will get the budget passed on time,' says House appropriations committee chair Karlo Nograles

2019 BUDGET ISSUES. Davao City 1st District Representative Karlo Nograles presides over an agency's budget briefing on August 9, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

House panel to DOH: Fund vaccinated kids' profiling, not anti-dengue kits

May 16, 2018 - 3:45 PM

House appropriations committee chairperson Karlo Nograles says the Department of Health should prioritize the medical profiling of the children who got the risky Dengvaxia vaccine

ANTI-DENGUE KITS. These are samples of the anti-dengue kits the DOH plans to give to all children vaccinated with Dengvaxia. File photo by Mara Cepeda/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

Done in 2 minutes! House panel approves 2018 budget for Robredo's office

Aug 15, 2017 - 5:32 PM

The Office of Vice President is proposing a P443 946 million budget for 2018 which is 3 higher than this year s appropriations for her office

APPROVED. Vice President Leni Robredo is all smiles after the House appropriations committee approves her office's proposed 2018 budget. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

CHED asked to consider requiring financially able students to pay tuition

Aug 10, 2017 - 9:30 PM

Albay 1st District Representative Edcel Lagman argues the free tuition law is social justice legislation that must benefit who it is intended for – the poor

FREE TUITION LAW. CHED Commissioner Prospero de Vera III and Chairperson Patricia Licuanan face the House appropriations committee on August 10. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Student applicants to pay for mandatory drug tests – CHED

Aug 10, 2017 - 7:13 PM

Under CHED s new order student applicants would have to shoulder their drug testing cost should the university they re applying for include it in the admission requirements

DEFENDING THE ORDER. CHED Ronaldo Liveta defends CHED's order allowing higher education institutions to have mandatory drug testing. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

House approval of P3.8-T 2018 budget eyed mid-September

Jul 29, 2017 - 8:30 AM

First to defend their proposed budget before lawmakers are the DBM NEDA DOF and BSP

BUDGET TALKS. The House is set to debate on the 2016 General Appropriations Act this month. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

House approves P3.35 trillion 2017 budget

Oct 19, 2016 - 6:14 PM

The Lower House restores the budget cuts made against state colleges and universities as well government hospitals

APPROVED. The House of Representatives approves the proposed budget for 2017 on October 19. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

2017 budget: House passes proposed P3.35T on 2nd reading

Oct 05, 2016 - 7:48 PM

Minority Leader Danilo Suarez is concerned how the proposed budget would be spent by the Duterte administration which is so focused on the war on drugs

PASSED ON 2ND READING. Lawmakers work for 9 hours to finish the plenary deliberations on the proposed 2017 budget on October 5. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

DOH: Zika virus endemic in PH

Oct 04, 2016 - 8:54 PM

It was just established within the week that the Philippines is indeed endemic for Zika virus Category 2 says lawmaker Scott Davies Lanete who sponsored the health department s proposed budget at the Lower House

ENDEMIC. Health officials say the Philippines is endemic for Zika virus. File photo of a jar with larvas of Aedes eegypti mosquito by Jeffrey Arguedas/EPA

Proposed P3.35-trillion 2017 budget reaches House plenary

Sep 26, 2016 - 1:45 PM

The House of Representatives will hold plenary deliberations until October 7

BUDGET DEBATE. The House of Representatives holds the first plenary deliberation on the proposed 2017 budget on September 26. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Andanar: PCO's lapses 'will never happen again'

Sep 13, 2016 - 5:00 PM

Communications Secretary Martin Andanar also takes full responsibility for the recent gaffes of the Presidential Communications Office

NO MORE MISTAKES? PCO chief Martin Andanar faces the House Committee on Appropriations on September 13. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

No questions asked: Congressmen hear OP, OVP budgets within minutes

Sep 13, 2016 - 1:55 PM

Albay 1st District Representative Edcel Lagman of the opposition says following tradition he will reserve questions for the plenary deliberations

BUDGET HEARINGS. The Office of the President and the Office of the Vice President presents their respective proposed budget for 2017 on September 13.

DOE: Nat'l consensus needed to reopen Bataan Nuclear Power Plant

Sep 05, 2016 - 10:12 PM

DOE Undersecretary Donato Marcos says Secretary Alfonso Cusi has not issued a direct order to revive the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant

REOPENING? The administration of President Rodrigo Duterte is mulling reopening the mothballed Bataan Nuclear Power Plant. File photo by Rappler

Investors not worried about Duterte war on drugs – DTI chief

Sep 02, 2016 - 2:19 PM

Now it’s safer out there in the streets We see the confidence says Trade and Industry chief Ramon Lopez

INVESTORS CONFIDENT. DTI Secretary Ramon Lopez faces the House Committee on Appropriations to defend the agency's proposed 2017 budget on September 2. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

P458-B DPWH budget to fund 'most ambitious' PH infra program in 2017

Aug 30, 2016 - 7:06 PM

Secretary Mark Villar says the DPWH s proposed 2017 budget up by P61 billion from 2016 includes the P32 93 billion allotment for the Mindanao Logistics Infrastructure Network

BUDGET HEARING. DPWH Secretary Mark Villar defends his agency's proposed budget for 2017 before the House Committee on Appropriations on August 30. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Ombudsman questions DBM: Why not allow us to use savings?

Aug 25, 2016 - 9:30 PM

Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno clarifies that the Office of the Ombudsman may use its savings but it is time bound

FISCAL AUTONOMY. Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales sits beside House Majority Leader Rudy Fariñas during the agency's budget briefing on August 25. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Summary killings under Duterte admin 'unprecedented' – CHR

Aug 24, 2016 - 6:54 PM

As a result the Commission on Human Rights is unable to respond to every single case We are at less than 20 now investigating 170 cases says Chairperson Jose Luis Martin Gascon

SUMMARY KILLINGS. Bodies of 2 dead women lies outside Paco Park with their hands ties and eyes and mouth taped on July 21, 2016. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Pagcor says proposal to merge with PCSO ‘difficult’

Aug 23, 2016 - 10:29 PM

A congressman points out during the budget briefing that the PCSO s main source of revenue is gaming which is under the jurisdiction of Pagcor

MERGER? Both PAGCOR and the PCSO generate funds for the Philippine government through the gaming industry. File photo of casino by Rappler

Pagcor to allocate funds for health programs

Aug 23, 2016 - 9:13 PM

Education Secretary Leonor Briones no longer wants gambling money from Pagcor to continue funding education programs

BUDGET BRIEFING. PAGCOR officials Sharon Quintanilla and Andrea Domingo face the House Committee on Appropriations on August 23. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

PCSO mulls small town lottery expansion to boost funds

Aug 23, 2016 - 2:27 PM

There is an acceptable fact that gambling is a way of life ‘Di natin maaalis ito so pagkakitaan na lang says Quezon Representative Danilo Suarez who has proposed the expanded implementation of the Small Town Lottery

MONEY TALK. PSCO vice chairperson and general manager Jose Ferdinand Rojas II (2nd from right) faces the House Committee on Appropriations on August 23. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Office of the President gets P17-B increase in 2017 budget

Aug 15, 2016 - 9:00 PM

Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno says the increase is due to the Philippines hosting of the ASEAN Summit in 2017

OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT. President Rodrigo Duterte's office will be getting a budget 8 times larger in 2017 should the proposed budget be approved by Congress. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

2017 budget priorities: Infrastructure, agriculture, peace and order

Aug 15, 2016 - 4:40 PM

Social services get the higest allocation at P1 35 trillion while public order and safety gets P206 6 billion

'BUDGET FOR REAL CHANGE.' The DBM submits the P3.35-trillion 2017 budget to the House of Representatives. From left to right: House Minority Leader Danilo Suarez, House Majority Leader Rudy Fariñas, Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno, House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, and House Appropriations Committee chairperson Karlo Nograles. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler