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Poe says fisherfolk need to receive fuel subsidy from gov't

Apr 03, 2019 - 9:27 PM

If there is Pantawid Pasada program for jeepney drivers, reelectionist senator Grace Poe says there should also be 'Pantawid Pambangka' program

FUEL. Fishermen also uses fuel for their motorbancas. AFP photo

Gov't releases P4.8-billion subsidy for state university students

Dec 23, 2018 - 11:10 PM

This subsidy is for books, transportation, supplies, and boarding fees

Expand Train law subsidies for poor in 2019 budget

Aug 07, 2018 - 8:38 PM

Senator Paolo Benigno Aquino IV says those who need subsidy exceed the 10 million projected under the budget department

EXPAND SUBSIDIES. Senator Bam Aquino said subsidies given to the poor as a mitigating measure of the tax reform law should be expanded in the proposed 2019 national budget. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

What Duterte government’s P100M subsidies can do for PGH patients

Jul 31, 2018 - 9:00 AM

With quicker turnover of patients, funds for medical tests, and access to free medicine in a matter of days, the Philippine General Hospital can treat more indigents

Gov't to give P5,000 fuel subsidy per jeepney driver in 2018

Jul 11, 2018 - 12:25 PM

Distribution of debit cards containing the P5,000 subsidy will begin on Thursday, July 12

SUBSIDY. Jeepney drivers will receive fuel subsidy under the Pantawid Pasada program. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

P16B allotted for tertiary education subsidy to cover only 300,000 students

Jun 19, 2018 - 6:55 PM

Unified Student Financial Assistance System for Tertiary Education (Unifast) officer-in-charge Carmelita Yadao Sison says 'the poorest of the poor' will be prioritized for the subsidy, which differs from the free tuition scheme

SUPPORT. Unifast officer-in-charge Carmelita Yadao-Sison says only about 300,000 students will be able to avail of the tertiary education subsidy, which aims to support the cost of tertiary education and differs from free tuition scheme.

DSWD chief: P2,400 subsidy not enough to shield poor from TRAIN impact

Jun 15, 2018 - 12:55 PM

'Ang sabi po ngayon, na hindi sapat ang tinutulong na P200 a month. Totoo naman pong hindi,' says Social Welfare Acting Secretary Virginia Orogo

SUBSIDY. A senior citizen receives P2,400 that will help offset the impact of the tax reform law. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

Gov’t subsidies to GOCCs up 48.7% as of Nov 2016

Jan 03, 2017 - 11:30 AM

Philhealth received the biggest subsidy of P42 96 billion from January to November 2016 according to the Bureau of the Treasury

Poor to be shielded from fuel excise tax increase – DOF

Sep 05, 2016 - 7:03 PM

Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia says now is the best time to adjust fuel excise taxes when crude oil prices are low and impact on inflation is almost negligible

'BEST TIME.' NEDA chief Ernesto Pernia points out that every P1-per-liter increase in fuel prices would translate into an inflation spike of just 0.1 percent. Rappler file photo

Gov’t subsidies to GOCCs at P55.82B as of September

Nov 08, 2015 - 11:27 PM

The level of subsides given was 10 27 lower than the same period last year while gov’t spending is 14 below target as of the end of September

Fare hike ‘right thing to do’ - Palace

Jan 05, 2015 - 3:54 PM

Malacañang says the increase still makes the MRT and LRT cheaper than buses

'UNJUSTIFIED.' Militant groups rally outside the MRT3 North Avenue station in Quezon City on Monday, January 5, to protest the recent implementation of the fare hike for the train systems in metro Manila. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Fuel price hike ‘first step’ to subsidy reform in Indonesia

Nov 26, 2014 - 7:10 AM

Reforms include giving direct subsidies more and subsidizing commodities less as well as setting a fixed fuel subsidy amount

WELFARE CARDS. Residents wait their turn to get new social protection cards at a post office in Depok, Indonesia, on November 25, 2014.  Photo by Adi Weda/EPA

Fuel price rise tests Jokowi's poverty pledge

Nov 23, 2014 - 3:00 PM

While seen as a right move towards getting Indonesia s economy back on track Jokowi s promise to cut government subsidies will first grip the nation s millions of poor people

The value of education: Australia vs. the Philippines

Jan 20, 2014 - 10:16 AM

Although people from both countries value education dearly this value is manifested in different ways

Govt gives out P3-B subsidies in Jan-Feb

Apr 09, 2013 - 7:35 PM

The amount is double what was spent in the same period of 2012

LOWER RATES. Monetary officials reduced interest rates for the first time since July 2009