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2016 budget is last appropriations bill under Aquino administration – DBM

MANILA, Dec 17 (Mabuhay) – The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) on Thursday welcomed Congress’ ratification of the P3.002-trillion 2016 national budget, the last appropriations bill crafted under the Aquino administration. In a statement, Budget Secretary Florenc...
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VP Binay blames Abad for gov’t underspending

MANILA, Dec 11 (Mabuhay) – Vice President Jejomar Binay on Friday blamed Budget Secretary Florencio Abad for the underspending of the Aquino administration. At the presidential forum on countryside development initiated by Galing Pook, Binay said that in the last Cabinet […]
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VP Binay claims gov’t deliberately underspending for 2016 polls

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Vice President Jejomar Binay on Wednesday accused the administration of President Benigno Aquino III of deliberately underspending funds to save up for the 2016 presidential elections. Binay made the allegation during his visit at the Bais City […]
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Aquino bats for salary hike of gov’t workers

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III on Monday endorsed to Congress a proposed law that would mandate a four-year P226-billion compensation increase for government workers, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) said. In a press statement, the DBM […]
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Gov’t spending to further accelerate: Budget chief

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The government’s spending on public infrastructures and other programs will further increase before the year end, according to the Department of Budget and Management (DBM). “While our measures to pick up disbursements have taken some time to […]
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VP Binay hypes tandem with Gringo in vote-rich Cebu

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Vice President Jejomar Binay on Friday announced his tandem with Sen. Gregorio “Gringo” Honasan during the launching of the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) in the Visayas, despite the senator having yet to accept Binay’s offer to be...
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Abad sees Leni’s ratings soaring after announcing VP bid

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — Budget Secretary Florencio Abad on Monday said the survey ratings of Camarines del Sur Rep. Leni Robredo will likely surge after she announced her vice presidential bid in the 2016 elections and got the endorsement of President […]
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DBM defends DAP, vows to cooperate with Ombudsman

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) vowed to cooperate with the Office of the Ombudsman as two of its officials face preliminary probe for technical malversation and administrative charges over the implementation of the government’s controversial...
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Gov’t to pay LRT-1 partner P7.5-B penalty charge – Bayan

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The government will have to compensate the consortium of Ayala Land Inc. and Metro Pacific Investments Corp. for unfulfilled obligations under a concession agreement for the Light Rail Transit Line 1. In an August 7 letter, Transportation […]
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VP Binay: DAP probe on President Aquino, Abad all for show

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — Vice President Jejomar Binay is adamant that the investigation being conducted by the Ombudsman on President Benigno Aquino III and Budget Secretary Florencio “Butch” Abad on the discontinued Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) was all for sho...