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PRESS RELEASE: A total of 475 individuals passed the Basic Competency on Local Treasury Examination given by the Civil Service Commission last June 23
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The Malolos-Clark Railway is seen to cut travel time from Manila to the Clark International Airport to less than an hour
'That's the right approach. Before you badger Congress to levy new taxes or raise rates, kindly plug the leaks first,' says Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto
Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III says the 17th Congress filed over a hundred bills that were simply financially unsustainable. His solution: a weekly meeting with lawmakers.
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Among the roads to be reconstructed and improved are those damaged in war-torn Marawi City, where delays have plagued the rehabilitation
(UPDATED) Mar Roxas and Bong Go are the biggest spenders and have received the highest amounts of contributions in 2019, based on Statements of Contributions and Expenditures available so far
'Investors nowadays are younger and a significant number of them are women. It also shows that it is not necessary to have a big salary to be able to invest,' says PSE president and CEO Ramon Monzon
(UPDATED) These rangers have devoted their lives to protecting the tamaraws despite lack of tenure, lack of proper tools and gear, and the dangers that come with the job
On average, senatorial candidates each spend around P107 million for their campaigns
But election lawyer Emil Marañon III says crowdfunding initiatives aren't easily doable under the Philippines' election laws
The Sandiganbayan finds former Department of Finance officials guilty of graft for issuing fraudulent tax credit certificates in 1997 and 1998
By saying the country 'never, never defaulted on its loans,' the DOF is being naïve at best and disingenuous at worst
'The Philippines has no history of defaulting on its loans. So why are people saying now that we will default? They have no faith in the Philippines?' says Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III
Finance Undersecretary Bayani Agabin says that in the 'unlikely' event of a loan default, China cannot claim Reed Bank. Instead, the Philippines can sell gas and use the cash to pay Beijing.
Rappler reviews loan documents for the Philippines' infrastructure projects and finds that China is demanding more than others and wants deals kept opaque
Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio counters the claims of government officials who sought to downplay his warning against the repercussions of a government loan from China
Finance Assistant Secretary Antonio Lambino implies that the Philippines would not lose the gas-rich Reed Bank, as it is not considered a patrimonial asset
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Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III says it is important to find out where foreign online gambling workers are located, given the 'national security implications' and their large presence here
'I cannot imagine myself having that amount,' says Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano, who has been named by the PCIJ as the top 10 ad spender so far for the 2019 polls
(UPDATED) After ranking economists and analysts according to the accuracy of their inflation forecasts, the DOF looks into their GDP projections
Former special assistant to the President Bong Go spends a whopping P422 million for his senatorial bid. The mystery? His net worth as of 2017 is only P12.85 million.
While both tobacco and alcohol saw excise tax hikes back in 2012, the Department of Finance says alcohol lags behind in revenue contribution
Meng Wanzhou, the daughter of Huawei's founder, is free on a $7.5 million bail and is awaiting a hearing on her extradition
More flood control and road projects are set to be funded by Japan this year
Taxes collected from sugar-sweetened beverages from January to October 2018 stand at P30 billion, 25% short of the P40-billion target
Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III says they will seek a last push discussion with legislators for the approval of the measures before the 2019 elections
Finance Undersecretary Gil Beltran says this setup will make courses of the Philippine Tax Academy available to all personnel of revenue agencies
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'The Philippines has actively championed the cause of vulnerable nations in the international arena, but now it needs to proactively lead its citizens toward a social transformation'
'Sa job ko? My goodness... Kala ko kay Secretary [Carlos] Dominguez, hindi naman sa akin. But these are all speculation, okay,' says Diokno
Antagonistic remarks only put at risk otherwise friendly relations between government and the private sector
The Department of Finance says analysts' inaccurate forecasts elevated inflation expectations. But the agency's own estimates were also off.
'I don't have to mention the names, I'll just mention some initials. ZTE, for instance,' says Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III
Economic managers urge the Department of Agriculture to invest in modern farming tools to improve farmer productivity
PRESS RELEASE: CSC conferred recently the Local Treasurer Eligibility on 651 individuals who passed the Basic Competency on Local Treasury Examination
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The Bureau of the Treasury says the year-to-date fiscal gap stands at P438.1 billion of the P523.6-billion target cap
The strategy is to be implemented by government agencies from 2018 to 2022
Former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo is on her 3rd and last term as Pampanga congresswoman and is planning to retire next year
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The government's economic team says the Department of Agriculture must improve farmers' productivity to bring food prices down
The Philippine government rejects the findings, as Philippine finance and trade officials urge the World Bank to correct the 'inaccurate and understated findings'
Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III says this reduces the cost of doing business for Chinese and Filipino businessmen