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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 […]

P300.2-Tln budget passes 3rd and final reading by PH Senate

The Philippine Senate on Thursday night passed on third and final reading the proposed Php300.2- trillion national budget for 2016 with some major amendments including the Php10.78-billion augmentation to the Department of National Defense budget. Other amendments introduced in the Senate finance committee report included the restoration of the P500 […]

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, […]

State employees to receive performance bonus starting June 1

MANILA, May 16 — State employees with permanent status, even with new hires employed at least four months before May 31st 2015, are poised to receive beginning June 1, 2015 productivity bonus equivalent to one-month salary. Some P30.65 billion has been allocated under the 2015 general appropriatons for the performance-based […]

Why President Aquino remind heads of agencies to execute 2015 budget?

MANILA, April 9 — The first quarter of 2015 was over, or three months have passed, and President Benigno S. Aquino III has to issue a directive for all heads of departments and agencies to undertake measures and ensure prompt execution of their budgets for fiscal year 2015 so programs […]

P-Noy signs P2.606-trillion 2015 national budget on Tuesday

MANILA, Dec. 23 — President Benigno S. Aquino III is scheduled to sign on Tuesday the P2.606-trillion General Appropriations Act (GAA) for 2015, Presidential spokesperson Edwin Lacierda said. On Tuesday “….. the President will sign the General Appropriations Act for 2015, which stands as a testament to the lengthy reviews […]

2015 national budget is loaded with pork barrel – Social Watch

The advocacy organization Social Watch Philippines alleges that the 2015 General Appropriations Act (GAA), which President Benigno S. Aquino III will sign before the end of the year, is very much loaded with pork barrel funds. The budget watchdog said in a report that vulnerabilities in the 2015 national budget […]

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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 […]

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P-Noy signs P2.606-trillion 2015 national budget on Tuesday

MANILA, Dec. 23 — President Benigno S. Aquino III is scheduled to sign on Tuesday the P2.606-trillion General Appropriations Act (GAA) for 2015, Presidential spokesperson Edwin Lacierda said. On Tuesday “….. the President will sign the General Appropriations Act for 2015, which stands as a testament to the lengthy reviews […]

State employees to receive performance bonus starting June 1

MANILA, May 16 — State employees with permanent status, even with new hires employed at least four months before May 31st 2015, are poised to receive beginning June 1, 2015 productivity bonus equivalent to one-month salary. Some P30.65 billion has been allocated under the 2015 general appropriatons for the performance-based […]

P300.2-Tln budget passes 3rd and final reading by PH Senate

The Philippine Senate on Thursday night passed on third and final reading the proposed Php300.2- trillion national budget for 2016 with some major amendments including the Php10.78-billion augmentation to the Department of National Defense budget. Other amendments introduced in the Senate finance committee report included the restoration of the P500 […]

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, […]

2015 national budget is loaded with pork barrel – Social Watch

The advocacy organization Social Watch Philippines alleges that the 2015 General Appropriations Act (GAA), which President Benigno S. Aquino III will sign before the end of the year, is very much loaded with pork barrel funds. The budget watchdog said in a report that vulnerabilities in the 2015 national budget […]

Why President Aquino remind heads of agencies to execute 2015 budget?

MANILA, April 9 — The first quarter of 2015 was over, or three months have passed, and President Benigno S. Aquino III has to issue a directive for all heads of departments and agencies to undertake measures and ensure prompt execution of their budgets for fiscal year 2015 so programs […]

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Why President Aquino remind heads of agencies to execute 2015 budget?

MANILA, April 9 — The first quarter of 2015 was over, or three months have passed, and President Benigno S. Aquino III has to issue a directive for all heads of departments and agencies to undertake measures and ensure prompt execution of their budgets for fiscal year 2015 so programs […]

State employees to receive performance bonus starting June 1

MANILA, May 16 — State employees with permanent status, even with new hires employed at least four months before May 31st 2015, are poised to receive beginning June 1, 2015 productivity bonus equivalent to one-month salary. Some P30.65 billion has been allocated under the 2015 general appropriatons for the performance-based […]

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, […]

P300.2-Tln budget passes 3rd and final reading by PH Senate

The Philippine Senate on Thursday night passed on third and final reading the proposed Php300.2- trillion national budget for 2016 with some major amendments including the Php10.78-billion augmentation to the Department of National Defense budget. Other amendments introduced in the Senate finance committee report included the restoration of the P500 […]

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 […]

2015 national budget is loaded with pork barrel – Social Watch

The advocacy organization Social Watch Philippines alleges that the 2015 General Appropriations Act (GAA), which President Benigno S. Aquino III will sign before the end of the year, is very much loaded with pork barrel funds. The budget watchdog said in a report that vulnerabilities in the 2015 national budget […]

P-Noy signs P2.606-trillion 2015 national budget on Tuesday

MANILA, Dec. 23 — President Benigno S. Aquino III is scheduled to sign on Tuesday the P2.606-trillion General Appropriations Act (GAA) for 2015, Presidential spokesperson Edwin Lacierda said. On Tuesday “….. the President will sign the General Appropriations Act for 2015, which stands as a testament to the lengthy reviews […]