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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 […]
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HUDCC told to refund P9.6-M bonuses, incentives given to officials, employees in 2014

MANILA, Nov 18 (Mabuhay) – The Commission on Audit (COA) has ordered the Housing and Urban Development and Coordinating Council (HUDCC) to refund more than P9.693 million in alleged unauthorized bonuses and incentives awarded to its officials and employees in […]
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House panel OKs Salary Standardization Law

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The House of Representatives Appropriations Committee approved in just one hearing the proposed Salary Standardization Law (SSL) of 2015 amid a scuffle involving government employees and a tense exchange between Budget Secretary Butch Abad and Alliance of...
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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 […]