(818) 552-4503
off

Chiz on zero-based budgeting approach: I don’t see it happening

Senator Chiz Escudero said he was dubious about the zero-based budgeting (ZBB) of the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) and feared that government agencies were unable to comply with the budget approach put in place in 2010 by the […]
off

COA returns P65.1 million in DAP funds to the treasury

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Commission of Audit (COA) recently returned to the national treasury the P65.1 million in Disbursement Acceleration Program funds it received from the Department of Budget and Management in 2011. In a chance interview after a forum […]
off

DBM releases P1.6B for CALA right-of-way acquisitions

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) has released P1.6 billion to partially cover right-of-way acquisitions and contract services for the Cavite-Laguna (CALA) Expressway project. The initial budget to jump-start the project was taken out of the […]
off

Comelec chief: No budget for new PCOS machines for 2016 polls

MANILA, Aug 26 (Mabuhay) – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) will no longer purchase new Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) machines for the 2016 local and national elections, its chairman said Tuesday, citing budgetary constraints. During the hearing of the […]
off

Rehab Czar Panfilo Lacson submits ‘Comprehensive (P170.9 B) Rehab Plan’ to Pnoy

On a leisurely weekend evening, I happened to have watched broadcast colleague Karen Davila’s “Headstart” Program on TFC on her very enlightening interview with Rehab Czar Panfilo Lacson. During the interview, Ms. Davila asked Mr. Lacson on the update of his […]
off

Abad letter to Speaker Belmonte defines ‘savings’ in controversial DAP

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Four days after President Benigno Aquino III delivered his 5th State of the Nation Address last July 28 where he asked Congress to clarify the meaning of “savings” in the controversial Disbursement Acceleration Program, Budget Secretary Florencio […]
off

DPWH to build P1.73-B water supply projects in 30 tourism areas: Singson

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Aimed at further boosting the country’s tourism industry, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) will commence this year the implementation of Tourism Water Supply Infrastructure Program (TWSIP)to provide potable water supply to 30 waterless tourism...
off

Speaker to name solons who got DAP

MANILA (Mabuhay) – House Speaker Sonny Belmonte will release the names of congressmen who received projects funded from the unconstitutional disbursement acceleration program. Belmonte said he is aware that many members of the House have projects funded by the DAP. […]
off

PNoy rebukes SC: You tried to commit DAP act too

TANAUAN CITY, Batangas (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III on Wednesday said his administration deemed the controversial Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) as legal because the Supreme Court tried to transfer funds from one government branch to another too. “Napaigting...
off

Budget chief Abad insists DAP made to fast track disbursements

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Budget Secretary Florencio Abad insisted on Tuesday that the controversial Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) was made to fast track the release of funds for “immediate needs.” Abad stressed that since the re-allocation would not need the approval...
12