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DBM submits proposed P3.35-T budget for 2017 to House of Representatives

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) on Monday submitted to the House of Representatives its proposed national budget of P3.35 trillion for 2017. The proposed budget – the first under the Duterte administration – is higher […]
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DBM approves funding for new NEDA building

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) said Wednesday it has issued a multi-year obligational authority (MYOA) for the proposed central office building of National Economic Development Authority (NEDA). In a statement, the department said the building...
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DBM: Gov’t employees to receive 14th month pay

MANILA, Apr 29 (Mabuhay) – Government employees will receive a 14th month pay on May 15, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) said Friday. This is a mid-year bonus equivalent to a month’s basic salary, in line with Executive […]
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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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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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Lacson: Delay in release of funds holding back Yolanda rehab

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Former Yolanda rehabilitation czar Panfilo Lacson on Monday hit the government anew with what he said was a lag behind the release of funds that is holding back progress in the simultaneous programs for the victims of […]
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130,000 families still in makeshift tents in Tacloban

In November of 2013, a powerful typhoon devastated large sections of Eastern Visayas region, particularly the province of Leyte, killing an estimated 6000 people and washed away the homes of more than 200, 000 families. Despite a P75 billion fund […]
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DBM belies Lacson claims on lump-sum funds, DAP in 2015 budget

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) has belied former Senator Panfilo Lacson’s claims that this year’s budget contains over P400 billion in lump-sum funds, and a new version of the partially unconstitutional Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP)....
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Bangsamoro block grant not ‘pork,’ BBL panel chair clarifies

MANILA, Mar 4 (Mabuhay) – What pork barrel? The chairman of the House ad hoc committee tackling the Bangsamoro Basic Law has disputed allegations that the block grant to be given annually to the Bangsamoro region is a form of […]