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'Justice for all trans lives! Stop killing us! SOGIE Equality now!'
Citizens Crime Watch says both the Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) and Civil Service Commission (CSC) 'seem to be acting slowly' on the anti-crime group's fight against corruption
Citizens Crime Watch files a complaint before the Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission
Vince Dizon, BCDA President and CEO, is named adviser for flagship programs and projects
Executive Order No. 91 tasks the government to implement cash-based budgeting starting 2019
Greenland has untapped natural resources like oil, minerals and valuable rare earth elements that China, the United States and other major tech economies covet
The US's northern-most military base, Thule Air Base, has been located on Greenland for decades
The HPV vaccination will start in August in the cities of Legazpi, Tabaco, and Ligao
UNICEF chief Henrietta Fore says, we 'have a real responsibility to keep violence out of schools... by other students but also by their teachers'
The Philippine Competition Commission says the deal will not cause any substantial lessening of competition in the retail electricity supply market
The President vetoes 12 line items in the 2019 national budget, as well as the P95.3 billion worth of infrastructure funds. He also places several items under conditional implementation.
(UPDATED) All 122 passengers and crew members are safe after firefighters immediately responded to the scene
Envisioned to be the 'administrative capital of the country,' the 160-hectare Bonifacio Capital District is expected to host the new offices of government agencies
For the sake of policy continuity, it would be best for the DBM to be led by a technocrat and not a politician
(UPDATED) Some 72% vote against the relocation of a US military base, though the results are non-binding
'We are doing it already. We don't need a law,' says Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno of Congress' rejection of cash-based budgeting in 2019
Both the House and the Senate are targeting to ratify the 2019 budget on the same day so President Rodrigo Duterte may finally sign it into law
It's a clear signal that the Americans will stay here, and in the region, for a long time
The 4 Americans are among those killed in the January 16 suicide bombing claimed by ISIS
The bill would impose hefty fines and jail time for those caught sexually harassing others in public or online
(2nd UPDATE) Trump's surprise visit prompts criticism from Iraqi authorities, noting that it was 'not commensurate with diplomatic norms and relations with sovereign states'
PRESS RELEASE: The Balangiga Bells are available for public viewing on December 12 and 13 at the Philippine Air Force Aerospace Museum
According to CNN, Pyongyang has upgraded the Yeongjeo-dong missile base in North Korea's mountainous interior and has built up another facility that has not previously been publicly identified
Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo tells United States Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim that she is 'very proud' of American investments in Clark
Tens of thousands rally across Europe on the eve of the UN's International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
While the referendum has no legal standing, a vote against the move is likely to pile fresh pressure on the central government, which backs the move as the best way to deal with anger in Okinawa about the base
Because the material has yet to be approved by the US Food and Drug Administration, the liquid-loving latex has yet to be tested during intercourse
Papertronics can be particularly useful in remote areas with limited resources because they’re powered by bacteria that can inhabit even the most extreme of conditions and break down nearly any material to produce electrons
The Teachers' Dignity Coalition camps outside the DepEd head office and calls for changes in the monitoring systems and paperwork
The General Appropriations Bill on the proposed 2019 budget is finally sponsored at the House plenary for 2nd reading after a two-day delay
The former transportation undersecretary for railways has been appointed as a board member of the Bases Conversion and Development Authority
Soft power seeks the long-term view – the weaving of a powerful narrative that avoids the use of force and coercion but instead utilizes inducement
Lawmakers want a 'two to three-year' transition period for government agencies and departments to get used to a cash-based budget system
'The fate of the national budget, the appropriations act, is actually in the hands of the legislature which has the power of the purse.That is very very clear in the Constitution,' says Education Secretary Leonor Briones
Education received the lion's share of funds in the proposed 2019 National Expenditure Program. What does the proposed shift to a cash-based budget system look like for the Department of Education?
Fiscal Year 2018 is still obligation-based. The budget department merely recommended that agencies implement their budgets as if they're cash-based, to prepare for the use of that system in 2019.
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Capital outlay for education and health facilities receive huge cuts in the 2019 National Expenditure Program. Is the budget department responsible?
Senator Panfilo Lacson questions the apparent change of heart of the House of Representatives, following the assumption of House Speaker Gloria Arroyo
Malacañang says the President will meet with Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III and Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno 'to see if they can compromise with the House'
'We just want this legislated so that there's a structural reform so the next President will not go back to the old practice,' says Diokno
While senators are united against having a reenacted budget next year, it is not enough, as House approval is needed
ACT Teachers Representatives Antonio Tinio and France Castro say the system has resulted in the loss of benefits and continued rejection of decent salaries for teachers
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The shift to cash-based budgeting is seen to instill fiscal discipline among agencies, by limiting contractual obligations to projects completed within the year
'But [not passing the bill] is not a problem, we will just wait for a friendlier Congress. Remember there's an election in 2019? That's near,' says Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno
This is amid the clash over the proposed cash-based budgeting system between the House of Representatives and the Department of Budget and Management
'It looks like it's the minority who is in power in Congress,' says Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque as he expresses Malacañang's displeasure over the House's suspension of budget hearings
(UPDATED) The Department of Public Works and Highways' proposed budget for 2019 is about P93 billion lower than this year's budget, leading to a possible decrease in infrastructure projects
Allocations for the construction of new buildings and health facilities, and scholarship programs are scrapped from the proposed cash-based 2019 budget