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Abad hopes Congress will pass gov’t pay hike bill after May polls

MANILA, Feb 4 (Mabuhay) — Budget Secretary Florencio “Butch” Abad is still counting on Congress to pass the proposed law increasing the salaries of government employees when it resumes session after the national and local elections. Abad said: “[What are […]
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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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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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VP Binay: DAP probe on President Aquino, Abad all for show

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — Vice President Jejomar Binay is adamant that the investigation being conducted by the Ombudsman on President Benigno Aquino III and Budget Secretary Florencio “Butch” Abad on the discontinued Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) was all for sho...
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Roxas warns public vs ways of ‘trapos’

CEBU CITY (Mabuhay) – Interior Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas II on Monday issued a warning against  “traditional politicians” who are wooing voters in campaigns but will “take advantage” of the people once they get elected. “Siga sila at maaari silang […]
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Roxas camp has nothing to do with Villanueva’s ‘pork’ raps – Abad

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Budget Secretary Florencio “Butch” Abad on Monday defended Interior Secretary Mar Roxas against allegations that his camp was behind the inclusion of Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Director General Joel Villanueva in the latest...
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Get Binay and Aquino, Abad, allies too – Bayan

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Vice President Jejomar Binay should be prosecuted for plunder over allegations of amassing illegal wealth, but doing so “should not be used to cover-up the far bigger systemic corruption” perpetuated by the administration, the Bagong Alyansang Makabayan...
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Nancy Binay urges Senate to revive DAP probe

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senator Nancy Binay urged the Senate on Wednesday to continue its investigation into the controversial Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) and hold those responsible for it accountable following the Supreme Court’s final decision declaring parts of the DAP...
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Abad denies LP’s hand in pro-Aquino re-election ad

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The ruling Liberal Party has nothing to do with the full-page newspaper ad that was published on Tuesday urging President Benigno Aquino III to seek re-election in 2016, Budget Secretary Florencio “Butch” Abad said. “Hindi naman namin […]
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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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