2019

Extra DPWH, DILG funds eyed for Health dep’t facilities

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By Camille A. Aguinaldo, January 15 2019; Business World https://www.bworldonline.com/extra-dpwh-dilg-funds-eyed-for-health-dept-facilities/ Image Credit to Business World SENATE Minority Leader Franklin M. Drilon wants to restore the P24.5 billion taken from the Department of Health (DoH) in the 2019 proposed national budget to fund the agency’s health facilities program and human resources. During deliberations on the DoH budget, Mr. […]

2019

Andaya asks SC to order release of government workers’ salary hike

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By Kristine Joy Patag, January 14 2019; Philippine Star https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2019/01/14/1885034/andaya-asks-sc-order-release-government-workers-salary-hike Image Credit to Philippine Star MANILA, Philippines — The tussle between the Department of Budget and Management and some lawmakers over salary increase has reached the Supreme Court as House Minority Leader Rolando Andaya Jr. (Camarines Sur) on Monday asked the court to compel the  release […]

2019

Wasteful projects traced to kickbacks

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By DJ Yap, January 15 2019; Philippine Daily Inquirer https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1073161/wasteful-projects-traced-to-kickbacks Image Credit to Sen. Lacson’s Office Tongues have been wagging about a notorious Ilocos Norte official nicknamed “Engineer Forty,” who, as the story goes, routinely pockets a 40-percent cut of the cost of infrastructure projects in the district. It’s local lore that seems steeped in reality […]

2019

Abolition of Road Board, budget top Congress agenda

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By Camille A. Aguinaldo and Charmaine A. Tadalan, January 13 2019; Business World https://www.bworldonline.com/abolition-of-road-board-budget-top-congress-agenda/ Image Credit to Philippine Star CONGRESS RESUMES session on Monday, Jan. 14 with the proposed P3.757 trillion national budget for 2019 as the top priority measure in the Senate and the House of Representatives set to tackle the Road Board abolition bill. “These are […]

2019

Duterte signs law on 300% increase in pension for war veterans

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By Arjay L. Balinbin, January 10 2019; Business World https://www.bworldonline.com/duterte-signs-law-on-300-increase-in-pension-for-war-veterans/ Image Credit to Philippine Star PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte has signed a law increasing the monthly pension of war veterans to “300%” beginning this year. Malacañang released to reporters on Thursday, Jan. 10, a copy of Republic Act No. 11164 as signed by Mr. Duterte on […]

2019

Government studying 2020-2022 salary hikes for civil servants

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By Elijah Joseph C. Tubayan, January 9 2019; Business World https://www.bworldonline.com/government-studying-2020-2022-salary-hikes-for-civil-servants/ Image Credit to Philippine Star THE GOVERNMENT has formed a task force to study the extent of future salary adjustments for civil servants, calling the pay hikes certain though the degree of the adjustment is yet to be determined. In a briefing on Wednesday, Budget […]

2019

PHL likely to underspend this year—Fitch Solutions

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By Jon Viktor D. Cabuenas, January 8 2019; GMA Network https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/money/economy/680712/phl-likely-to-underspend-this-year-fitch-solutions/story/ Image Credit to Business Wire The Philippines is likely to underspend in 2019, but the expected slowdown in revenue growth will still bring the deficit close to the government’s target, Fitch Solutions Macro Research said Tuesday. It sees government spending at P3.300 trillion this year, […]

2019

Senate sets end-Jan. deadline for budget approval

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By Camille A. Aguinaldo, January 8 2019; Business World https://www.bworldonline.com/senate-sets-end-jan-deadline-for-budget-approval/ Image Credit to Inquirer.net THE Senate will seek to ratify the P3.757 trillion national budget for 2019 within two weeks after resuming session next week after Malacañang called on Congress to pass the measure “at the soonest possible time.” In a mobile phone message to reporters […]

2019

Part of road funds eyed for Manila Bay rehabilitation

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By Arjay L. Balinbin, January 8 2019; Business World https://www.bworldonline.com/part-of-road-funds-eyed-for-manila-bay-rehabilitation/ Image Credit to Philippine Star MALACAÑANG on Tuesday said President Rodrigo R. Duterte wants a portion of the special road funds to be used for the rehabilitation of the Manila Bay. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador S. Panelo, in a press briefing, said the President and the Cabinet […]

2019

Task force adopts P25.27-billion action plan for Boracay’s sustainability

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By Elijah Felice Rosales, January 8 2019; Business Mirror https://businessmirror.com.ph/task-force-adopts-p25-27-billion-action-plan-for-boracays-sustainability/ Image Credit to ABS-CBN News The Boracay Inter-Agency Task Force (BIATF) has adopted an action plan that will require P25.27 billion of investment for projects and programs intended to sustain the rehabilitated island resort. In a news statement issued on Monday, the task force announced […]