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Rappler's latest stories on budget cut


Alvarez says budget slash for opposition is ‘essence of democracy’

Jan 03, 2018 - 5:44 PM

'Hindi kita pinipilit, karapatan mo 'yun. Magsalita against the administration, okay go ahead. Pero mayroon din akong karapatan, huwag mo rin akong pigilan,' says the House Speaker

HOUSE LEADER. Pantaleon Alvarez leads a supermajority in the House of Representatives. Rappler file photo

U.S. slashes U.N. budget after condemning Jerusalem vote

Dec 26, 2017 - 1:48 PM

In a historic move, the US will cut the UN's budget by more than $285 million

CONDEMNATION. Members of the Palestinian delegation clap after the vote on the floor of the United Nations General Assembly. Photo by AFP

Tokyo 2020 unveils 'significant' budget cuts as costs spiral

Dec 22, 2017 - 3:48 PM

Tokyo is under pressure to keep costs low

Tropical Storm Vinta, Alvarez on budget cuts, Climate change | Midday wRap

Dec 21, 2017 - 2:27 PM

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Alvarez defends budget cuts for opposition lawmakers

Dec 21, 2017 - 11:46 AM

(UPDATED) The Speaker says funds have been reallocated for free college tuition and for the salary hikes for soldiers and policemen

BUDGET CUTS. House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez defends the budget cuts for opposition lawmakers in 2018. Rappler file photo

Roque on Revolutionary Government, Nograles on budget cut, New Avengers trailer | Evening wRap

Nov 30, 2017 - 7:52 PM

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Drug rehab, RH budget, Zika, and other public health newsmakers in 2016

Dec 15, 2016 - 11:00 AM

Here are 8 issues in the public health sector that made headlines in 2016

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

DOH wants P1.2-B reproductive health budget in 2017

Sep 14, 2016 - 4:52 PM

This is a huge jump from the P165 million proposal earlier presented by Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial before lawmakers at the House of Representatives

Dear Senator Sotto

Feb 05, 2016 - 9:00 PM

As a senator of the land you must be aware that disagreement with you is not tantamount to libel

Sotto threatens to sue Rappler, columnist for piece on RH budget cut

Feb 04, 2016 - 2:42 PM

The senator wants the Thought Leaders piece Magnanakaw sa Senado by Dr Sylvia Estrada Claudio taken down within 10 days

RH BUDGET CUT. RH law advocates, posing as Senators Tito Sotto and Loren Legarda, dramatize the controversial RH budget cut during a press conference of the Purple Ribbon for RH Movement on January 13, 2016. File photo by Jee Y. Geronimo/Rappler

Meeting RH-related SDG targets: 'Work must start from Day 1'

Jan 23, 2016 - 7:19 PM

Former health secretary Esperanza Cabral talks about what the Philippines must do differently to achieve the targets under the Sustainable Development Goals related to reproductive health

SDGs AND RH LAW. Former health secretary Esperanza Cabral talks to Rappler about what must be done to achieve Sustainable Development Goal targets related to reproductive health. Screenshot from Rappler

Rappler Talk: Clearing hurdles on the RH law

Jan 18, 2016 - 5:39 PM

What s the next step for advocates of the controversial RH law after the budget cut?

Pia Cayetano: Difficult to trust Legarda again after RH budget cut

Jan 14, 2016 - 1:26 PM

UPDATED [The bicameral committee] disregarded the sanctity of the system The chairperson is supposed to represent our interest but did not says the principal sponsor of the reproductive health law

TRUST ISSUES. Senator Pia Cayetano says she would have difficulty trusting Senator Loren Legarda again after a P1-billion allocation for contraceptives was removed from the 2016 budget.

DOH to source P337.5M for contraceptives from 2015 budget

Jan 13, 2016 - 6:37 PM

The fund meant for the purchase of blood pressure apparatus for barangay health workers will now be used as the source of funds for contraceptives in 2016

RH BUDGET CUT. Health Secretary Janette Garin holds a news briefing on the RH budget cut on January 13, 2016. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

Advocates on RH budget cut: 'We've let our guard down'

Jan 13, 2016 - 2:47 PM

Former Albay representative Edcel Lagman is suspicious of what happened at the bicameral conference committee on the 2016 budget where the budget cut was made

RH BUDGET CUT. RH law advocates dramatize the controversial RH budget cut during a press conference of the Purple Ribbon for RH Movement on January 13, 2016. Photo by Jee Y. Geronimo/Rappler

Reproductive health budget cut: A betrayal of women

Jan 09, 2016 - 6:54 PM

This principle envisions individuals and communities who have been historically marginalized and rendered vulnerable to have the means to take care of themselves

DOH may have to divert family health fund to purchase contraceptives

Jan 08, 2016 - 11:32 PM

Health Secretary Janette Garin explains how the justifications for the P1 billion reproductive health budget cut by senators Legarda and Sotto don t add up

Aquino on Abaya, Santiago on budget cut, nuclear threat | 6PM wRap

Jan 08, 2016 - 5:56 PM

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Miriam Santiago on RH budget cut: 'Immoral'

Jan 08, 2016 - 11:56 AM

The enemies of reproductive health never sleep We too must not rest in fighting for women s health says the senator a co sponsor of the reproductive health law

'IMMORAL.' Senator and presidential candidate Miriam Defensor Santiago condemns the P1-billion budget cut supposedly meant to purchase family planning commodities for Filipinos. File photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

Ridon seeks budget amendment: Transfer Cafgu funds to SUCs

Oct 14, 2015 - 8:24 PM

The House of Representatives have approved an increase in the pay of paramilitary groups while cutting the budget of state colleges and universities

LAST PUSH. Congressman Terry Ridon filed an amendment of the 2016 national budget before the House Committee of Appropriations.

Police release UP teachers arrested in budget protest

Sep 25, 2015 - 2:14 PM

The UP community is protesting the biggest drop in its budget under the Aquino administration in 2016

RELEASED. UP Visayas instructors Erick Aguilar and Gretchen Velarde are released after being arrested in Iloilo City for joining a protest action against the biggest UP budget cut under the Aquino government. Photo courtesy of Kasama sa UP

2 UP teachers arrested in protest vs P2.2-B budget cut

Sep 24, 2015 - 11:48 PM

The University of the Philippines the country s premier state university is set to get the biggest drop in its budget under the Aquino administration in 2016

Australian PM admits 'rough patch' as voters flee

Dec 08, 2014 - 1:35 PM

Critics have slammed some of Abbott s budget measures which include slashing health and education spending while tightening welfare benefits as broken pre election promises and too harsh

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott arrives at the Cabinet Office, central London, Britain, 12 August 2014. Will Oliver/EPA

US budget cuts threaten military missions: Hagel

Mar 02, 2013 - 8:37 AM

The US Defense Department is set to suffer a 46 B budget cut

MR SECRETARY. US Senator Chuck Hagel, Republican of Nebraska, visits Amman in this July 22 2008, file photo. AFP Photo/Paul J. Richards/FILES

Tourists seeking U.S. visa face long wait

Mar 01, 2013 - 8:21 AM

If the automatic budget cuts take effect the State Department will be forced to cut back its programs including consular services

The US Capitol in Washington, DC, on January 2, 2013. AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB

EU 2014-2020 budget deal done: EU's Van Rompuy

Feb 08, 2013 - 11:53 PM

European Union leaders finally clinched a deal on the bloc s next 2014 2020 budget after more than 24 hours of tough talks between the bloc s 27 heads of state and government

AFP Photo