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Groups file cases vs. Aquino, Abad over DAP

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Several groups on Friday filed charges against former President Benigno Aquino III and former Budget Secretary Florencio Abad before the Office of the Ombudsman over the implementation of the Disbursement Acceleration Program, some parts of which were […]
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Diokno vows no more underspending in gov’t

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Economist and incoming budget secretary Benjamin Diokno on Wednesday said he will boost government spending when he returns to office, this time under the President-elect Rodrigo Duterte’s administration. Diokno previously served as budget secretary during the...
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EO on pay hike already under Palace review — Coloma

MANILA, Feb 12 (Mabuhay) — The draft Executive Order (EO) that would implement the first tranche of the salary hike for government employees is now under review by the Office of the President, a Palace spokesman said Friday. “According to […]
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Abad hopes Congress will pass gov’t pay hike bill after May polls

MANILA, Feb 4 (Mabuhay) — Budget Secretary Florencio “Butch” Abad is still counting on Congress to pass the proposed law increasing the salaries of government employees when it resumes session after the national and local elections. Abad said: “[What are […]
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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...