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The President wants families who received the first tranche of emergency COVID-19 aid to still get the second tranche, even if their areas were put under GCQ from ECQ
Weak growth and higher spending due to the coronavirus crisis are expected to bloat the Philippines' budget deficit for 2020
'Kung ang iniisip ng iba na may pinoprotektahan dito 'yung tinuturing mong pork barrel eh 'di sana nilagay na namin sa batas na bawal kunin 'yong infra,' says Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano on the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act
Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano says if this is the case, then Congress should not have passed the Bayanihan law
Another 10% of operating expenses and capital outlay for government agencies under the 2020 budget are no longer available for release
Of the P246.28 billion total savings, the budget department releases P148.93 billion to concerned agencies to be used for pandemic response
Albay 2nd District Representative Joey Salceda says minimum wage earners prevented from working because of a lockdown can avail of the assistance
The President's proposed budget initially allocated a lower amount for the DOH for 2020 compared to 2019, but Congress increased it after bicameral discussions. Duterte did not veto these increases.
Allowing the deficit to blow up to 6.8% last quarter does not reflect well on fiscal managers and suggests fiscal irresponsibility and mismanagement
Budget Secretary Wendel Avisado assured the Commission on Appointments that he will be the 'first to go' if there is corruption at the Department of Budget and Management under his watch
The DICT, under scrutiny for its questionable release of P300 million in confidential funds in 2019, gets an even bigger sum than the government's anti-drug agency in 2020
House committee on ways and means chair Joey Salceda also wants to allot P20 million for the hazard pay of epidemiologists on the frontlines of battling the novel coronavirus
House committee on health chairperson Helen Tan says she wants to increase the P900-million additional budget that the DOH requested to boost the government's response to the new virus
Part 2: This year's budget is far less controversial than 2019, but to achieve that, compromises were made. Will it be worth it?
Most departments gain substantial increases in 2020's P4.1-trillion national budget, as the government recuperates from the effects of the 4-month budget delay in 2019
The Philippine government can also tap the P13-billion contingent fund for the evacuation of Filipinos from the Middle East, should the budget be insufficient
(UPDATED) With nearly a million teachers nationwide, a salary increase for them would already entail big sums of money, according to some government officials
(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte signs the 2020 budget bill into law, less than a week after the Philippine government started to operate under a reenacted budget
The P4.1-trillion 2020 budget is scheduled to be signed by the President on January 6, forcing the government to operate in the first few days of January 2020 with the funds appropriated in 2019
President Rodrigo Duterte approves the extended validity of 'all appropriations' in this year's national budget until the end of 2020
House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano says that while the budget signing will be slightly behind schedule, projects will not be delayed
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Chief Public Attorney Persida Acosta claims the PAO forensic lab was defunded to 'jeopardize its operations' but lawmakers have said that the lab just duplicated the work of other agencies
Senator Panfilo Lacson hopes the President would once again veto questionable items in the proposed 2020 budget, just as he did with this year's fiscal plan
Universal health care, anti-poverty measures, climate change, and the peace process are among the government's priorities for 2021
President Rodrigo Duterte's economic team lowers the Philippines' growth target to the 6.5% to 7.5% range for 2020 to 2022
But Senator Panfilo Lacson accuses the House of allegedly inserting P16.345 billion worth of projects in the 2020 budget
The Senate and the House of Representatives are expected to ratify the bicam report on the 2020 budget on Wednesday, December 11, during their respective sessions
House appropriations committee chair Isidro Ungab and Senate finance committee chair Juan Edgardo Angara will meet to settle contentious provisions of the House and Senate versions of the 2020 general appropriations bill
The Cebu provincial board allocates over half its P12-billion budget to social services. It is approved without opposition.
President Rodrigo Duterte asks Congress to pass the 2020 national budget in December to avoid another delay that could impact government projects
House committee on appropriations chair Isidro Ungab and Senate committee on finance chair Juan Edgardo Angara will meet one-on-one to settle the conflicting provisions in the budget bill
Senator Lacson says government nurses can start getting higher salaries as early as January 2020
Now approved by both houses of Congress, the proposal to allow the government to continue spending from 2019’s delayed budget just needs the President’s signature
After flagging some P20 billion in dubious items in different agencies’ budget proposals, the senator says he finds the hunt for ‘pork' funds ‘more exciting than irritating'
'We heard that he (Nicanor Faeldon) was interested in running for an election post in Mindoro. Certainly, to request to realign P1 billion to Sablayan detention facilities in Mindoro becomes suspect,' says Senator Franklin Drilon
The Presidential Electoral Tribunal gets a P13.05 million share from the additional budget
Owing to its design by the late National Artist for Architecture Francisco Mañosa, the President claims it is impossible to estimate what an 'appropriate' cost would be since it is a 'product of the mind'
Senate President Vicente Sotto III questions the ruling of the Food and Drug Administration that Implanon and Implanon NXT are non-abortifacient
(UPDATED) Speaker Cayetano says the Philippine Sports Commission and the Philippine Olympic Committee were overwhelmed and couldn't handle the funds, so Phisgoc had no choice but to accept 'financial assistance'
Senate Minority Franklin Drilon has raised questions on the proposed budget of the agency responsible for the hosting of the 2019 SEA Games. Watch the Senate deliberations live on Rappler.
Commission on Human Rights Chairperson Chito Gascon says they are mandated to remind the government to punish criminals 'in accordance with the rule of law'
Lawmakers earlier approved a joint resolution on the budget extension, but they turned it into a bill to avoid issues on legality
(UPDATED) ‘We do away with 50 classrooms to build a P50-million kaldero that we use only once? I am not even talking about overpricing. I'm talking about propriety,’ the Minority Floor Leader says
The increase in the city's health budget is more than what Mayor Vico Sotto promised during the campaign and for which critics and trolls ridiculed him
This is nearly half of the P18.047-billion budget for next year passed by the city council and approved by Makati Mayor Abby Binay