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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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Ombudsman orders filing of raps vs. ex-Ilocos Sur lawmaker over PDAF scam

MANILA, Aug 10 (Mabuhay) — Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales has ordered the filing of criminal charges against former Ilocos Sur representative Salacnib Baterina in connection with the pork barrel scam. The Ombudsman said Wednesday that Baterina will be charged with […]
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COA: X-ray trucks bought from China overpriced by P4.2-B

MANILA, Aug 2 (Mabuhay) – The Commission on Audit has asked the Bureau of Customs to review the contract and loan agreement for mobile X-ray machines purchased in 2006 after it was found to be “exorbitantly overpriced” by P4.215 billion. […]
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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 officials face graft raps for buying substandard rubber boats

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The Ombudsman on Friday ordered the filing of graft charges against six officials of the Department of Budget and Management in relation to the purchase of substandard inflatable rubber boats. Facing charges for violating Section 3(e) of […]
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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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Proposed 2017 bottom-up budgeting projects to get P35-B

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Funding for proposed projects under the fiscal year 2017 Bottom-up Budgeting (BuB) Program will total P35 billion, up by P10.3 billion from this year’s BuB budget, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) said on Tuesday. Funds […]
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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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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 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 […]