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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
The sponsor of the Bases Conversion and Development Authority budget will be made to explain how the New Clark City Sports Complex won't turn into a white elephant after the SEA Games
'I don't think there's a reason to worry because we have about 7 to 8 weeks before the end of the year,' says Senator Juan Edgardo Angara, chairman of the Senate finance committee
The General Appropriations bill submitted by the House is still under review by the Senate. Lacson only said his team found 'no pork' during their preliminary study.
Senator Ralph Recto urges the Department of Budget and Management to issue an executive order instead of asking for a law, so the salary adjustments can be made by January 2020
House committee on appropriations is doing this in response to a Supreme Court ruling that a mere resolution cannot change the law, like the 2019 General Appropriations Act
The Senate aims to wrap up deliberations of the general appropriations bill by November 22
The Senate is aiming to prevent another budget deadlock that delayed the passage of the 2019 General Appropriations Bill
House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano says the lower chamber has about P50 to P100 billion worth of realignments to be introduced at the bicameral conference committee
'My point is that these particulars should be openly declared in the NEP, and not swept under innocuously-worded headings,' says Senate President Pro-Tempore Ralph Recto
Senator Panfilo Lacson floats the idea to stop congressmen from introducing further amendments during the bicameral conference committee
The resolution seeks to extend the life of funds allocated for the maintenance and other operating expenses and for capital outlay under the 2019 budget
This concern comes as the Department of Health gears up for the implementation of the Universal Health Care law in 2020
Senator Ralph Recto is proposing the creation of four additional salary grades for teachers
The national budget is one of the clearest expressions of a government’s values, its priorities, and its plans for the country. It tells us to what extent our politicians reflect the will and interests of the people.