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Albay’s white elephant Pantao is regional port to nowhere?

Budget insertions for appropriations on the 2019 proposed national budget made top news these past days. Members of the house of representatives and the Budget Department are pointing fingers who did the possible insertion which bloated the proposed national budget. Budget insertions when intended for infrastructure projects of congressional districts […]

Naga airport in Pili soon ready for night landings, take-offs

The domestic airport in Pili serving metropolitan Naga and the provinces of Camarines Sur and Camarines Norte will soon be capable of catering to evening flight take-off and landing operations. The Naga airport, which is operated by the Air transportation Office (ATO) of the Department of Transportation and Communications, has […]

PAL, PH agree on fare discount for government employees’ domestic travel

MANILA – The country’s flag carrier Philippine Airlines and the Department of Budget and Management’s Procurement Service signed on Tuesday a general fares agreement on domestic travel for an initial 23 national government agencies. The agreement covers only official domestic trips of government officials, employees and personnel which will get […]

Palace proposes study on compensation system for government corporations

President Benigno S. Aquino III signed EO No. 203 on March 22 directing the Governance Commission for Government Owned and Controlled Corporation (GOCC) to conduct compensation studies, develop and recommend to the President of the Philippines (POTP) a competitive compensation and remuneration system. which shall attract and retain talent at […]

73 Provinces to get road rehab funds for P6.5-B in 2016 GAA

The Philippine government has appropriated P6.5 billion in the 2016 General Appropriation Act (GAA) for the rehabilitation and upgrading of provincial roads in 73 provinces. The Department of Budget confirmed the allocation of funds is performance-based with the recipient provinces chosen on compliance with good governance standards. Dubbed KALSADA (Konkreto […]

Teachers, nurses to get higher pay in salary standardization 2015

The proposed Salary Standardization law of 2015 will provide public school teachers and nurses higher pay in comparison to their counterpart in the private sector according to the Department of Budget and Management. “Our study revealed that if we compare the median of the market to the median of SSL […]

DBM says 96% of agency budgets already out

The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) reported that government agency allotments continue to keep ahead of last year’s rates, with 96.4 percent of funds already released to departments and agencies as of September 30. Allotment releases to agencies over the first nine months of 2015 outpaced last year’s figures, […]

PH to boost coco industry expansion with P1.38-B fund

MANILA, Nov 27 — The Philippine Coconut Authority is a recipient of P1.38 billion funding from the government for its operations and programs that can help strengthen the country’s coconut industry. The fund released by the Department of Budget and Management was charged against the 2014 national budget, will pay […]

DBM’s Abad wants more money thru P23-B supplemental budget

MANILA, Nov 20 — The Department of Budget and Management wants more money for its disposal. The agency is pushing for a P23-billion supplemental budget. Its main reason: to ensure sufficient funding support for crucial development initiatives, including various infrastructure projects for post-Yolanda rehabilitation and government preparations for the 2015 […]

State workers to get 13th month pay on time

Government employees to get 13th month pay on time. Yes, government employees and officers are set to feel the holiday season early. It is because state employees will get the remaining half of their 13th month pay and cash gift before the coming Christmas as announced by Secretary Florencio Abad. […]

DFA receives additional fund for OFW repatriation program

MANILA, Nov 12 — The Philippine government is issuing additional allotment of P50 million to the Department of Foreign Affairs for its overseas Filipino repatriation program. Fund being released by the Department of Budget and Management to the Department of Foreign Affairs will augment DFA’s P100-million emergency fund to help […]

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DFA receives additional fund for OFW repatriation program

MANILA, Nov 12 — The Philippine government is issuing additional allotment of P50 million to the Department of Foreign Affairs for its overseas Filipino repatriation program. Fund being released by the Department of Budget and Management to the Department of Foreign Affairs will augment DFA’s P100-million emergency fund to help […]

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PAL, PH agree on fare discount for government employees’ domestic travel

MANILA – The country’s flag carrier Philippine Airlines and the Department of Budget and Management’s Procurement Service signed on Tuesday a general fares agreement on domestic travel for an initial 23 national government agencies. The agreement covers only official domestic trips of government officials, employees and personnel which will get […]

Palace proposes study on compensation system for government corporations

President Benigno S. Aquino III signed EO No. 203 on March 22 directing the Governance Commission for Government Owned and Controlled Corporation (GOCC) to conduct compensation studies, develop and recommend to the President of the Philippines (POTP) a competitive compensation and remuneration system. which shall attract and retain talent at […]

Naga airport in Pili soon ready for night landings, take-offs

The domestic airport in Pili serving metropolitan Naga and the provinces of Camarines Sur and Camarines Norte will soon be capable of catering to evening flight take-off and landing operations. The Naga airport, which is operated by the Air transportation Office (ATO) of the Department of Transportation and Communications, has […]

DBM says 96% of agency budgets already out

The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) reported that government agency allotments continue to keep ahead of last year’s rates, with 96.4 percent of funds already released to departments and agencies as of September 30. Allotment releases to agencies over the first nine months of 2015 outpaced last year’s figures, […]

Albay’s white elephant Pantao is regional port to nowhere?

Budget insertions for appropriations on the 2019 proposed national budget made top news these past days. Members of the house of representatives and the Budget Department are pointing fingers who did the possible insertion which bloated the proposed national budget. Budget insertions when intended for infrastructure projects of congressional districts […]

DBM’s Abad wants more money thru P23-B supplemental budget

MANILA, Nov 20 — The Department of Budget and Management wants more money for its disposal. The agency is pushing for a P23-billion supplemental budget. Its main reason: to ensure sufficient funding support for crucial development initiatives, including various infrastructure projects for post-Yolanda rehabilitation and government preparations for the 2015 […]

State workers to get 13th month pay on time

Government employees to get 13th month pay on time. Yes, government employees and officers are set to feel the holiday season early. It is because state employees will get the remaining half of their 13th month pay and cash gift before the coming Christmas as announced by Secretary Florencio Abad. […]

73 Provinces to get road rehab funds for P6.5-B in 2016 GAA

The Philippine government has appropriated P6.5 billion in the 2016 General Appropriation Act (GAA) for the rehabilitation and upgrading of provincial roads in 73 provinces. The Department of Budget confirmed the allocation of funds is performance-based with the recipient provinces chosen on compliance with good governance standards. Dubbed KALSADA (Konkreto […]

Teachers, nurses to get higher pay in salary standardization 2015

The proposed Salary Standardization law of 2015 will provide public school teachers and nurses higher pay in comparison to their counterpart in the private sector according to the Department of Budget and Management. “Our study revealed that if we compare the median of the market to the median of SSL […]

PH to boost coco industry expansion with P1.38-B fund

MANILA, Nov 27 — The Philippine Coconut Authority is a recipient of P1.38 billion funding from the government for its operations and programs that can help strengthen the country’s coconut industry. The fund released by the Department of Budget and Management was charged against the 2014 national budget, will pay […]

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PAL, PH agree on fare discount for government employees’ domestic travel

MANILA – The country’s flag carrier Philippine Airlines and the Department of Budget and Management’s Procurement Service signed on Tuesday a general fares agreement on domestic travel for an initial 23 national government agencies. The agreement covers only official domestic trips of government officials, employees and personnel which will get […]

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DFA receives additional fund for OFW repatriation program

MANILA, Nov 12 — The Philippine government is issuing additional allotment of P50 million to the Department of Foreign Affairs for its overseas Filipino repatriation program. Fund being released by the Department of Budget and Management to the Department of Foreign Affairs will augment DFA’s P100-million emergency fund to help […]

Naga airport in Pili soon ready for night landings, take-offs

The domestic airport in Pili serving metropolitan Naga and the provinces of Camarines Sur and Camarines Norte will soon be capable of catering to evening flight take-off and landing operations. The Naga airport, which is operated by the Air transportation Office (ATO) of the Department of Transportation and Communications, has […]

State workers to get 13th month pay on time

Government employees to get 13th month pay on time. Yes, government employees and officers are set to feel the holiday season early. It is because state employees will get the remaining half of their 13th month pay and cash gift before the coming Christmas as announced by Secretary Florencio Abad. […]

DBM’s Abad wants more money thru P23-B supplemental budget

MANILA, Nov 20 — The Department of Budget and Management wants more money for its disposal. The agency is pushing for a P23-billion supplemental budget. Its main reason: to ensure sufficient funding support for crucial development initiatives, including various infrastructure projects for post-Yolanda rehabilitation and government preparations for the 2015 […]

Albay’s white elephant Pantao is regional port to nowhere?

Budget insertions for appropriations on the 2019 proposed national budget made top news these past days. Members of the house of representatives and the Budget Department are pointing fingers who did the possible insertion which bloated the proposed national budget. Budget insertions when intended for infrastructure projects of congressional districts […]

PH to boost coco industry expansion with P1.38-B fund

MANILA, Nov 27 — The Philippine Coconut Authority is a recipient of P1.38 billion funding from the government for its operations and programs that can help strengthen the country’s coconut industry. The fund released by the Department of Budget and Management was charged against the 2014 national budget, will pay […]