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Miriam says she was not informed funds for projects were from DAP

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago admitted Thursday that she received funds for her projects but clarified that she was not informed that it was sourced from the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP). In a press statement, Santiago said she […]
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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 […]
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DOTC surrendered P4.5-B for new MRT coaches to DAP – Sen. Binay

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Amid the increasing accidents and breakdowns besetting the Metro Rail Transit – including trains running with open doors – Senator Nancy Binay on Thursday said the Department of Transportation and Communications surrendered P4.5 billion intended for new...
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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 […]
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Drilon denies receiving P1-B from DAP

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Did Senate President Franklin Drilon get a P1 billion allocation from the disbursement acceleration program (DAP)? According to Drilon, reports that he received such an amount are lies. “This is a blatant lie, and I will not […]
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Roxas defends lump sum funds in proposed 2015 DILG budget

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Secretary Manuel Roxas II on Wednesday defended the alleged controversial item in the proposed P104.5 billion budget of the Department of Interior and Local Government for 2015. At the hearing of the House committee on appropriations on […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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Napoles denies linking Manila Rep. Bagatsing to alleged ‘pork’ scam

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Controversial businesswoman Janet Lim-Napoles on Tuesday denied implicating Manila Rep. Amado Bagatsing to the alleged P10-billion pork barrel scam. “Allow me to clarify at the outset that I never stated that Rep. Bagatsing received or authorized anyone...
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2015 budget to intensify journey towards inclusive, sustained economic growth – DBM

MANILA (Mabuhay) -– Department of Budget and Management (DBM) Secretary Florencio Abad on Tuesday said the proposed Php 2.606-trillion national budget for 2015 will intensify the government’s journey to achieve inclusive and sustained economic growth and to sustain an...