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Daraga tops list of Richest Bicol towns of 2017

The town of Daraga in Albay province, has total assets of P1.029 billion making it to the top of the list among the richest municipal local government units (LGU) for 2017, besting 106 others in Bicol region, according to the Commission on Audit (COA). Daraga, aside from topping the list, […]

Naga is richest city in Bicol region

Naga City, Bicol’s financial, business, educational and religious capital now has a total net worth of over P4.675 billion, making it the richest local government unit (LGU) in the region, according to the Commission on Audit (COA). The City of Ligao, in Albay province, followed far second, with a total […]

DSWD will reduce 4P’s beneficiaries after loans from World Bank and ADB are gone

The Department of Social Welfare and Development is seen to continue supporting its 4P’s beneficiaries maybe beyond 2019. This information was confirmed Monday by the agency belying rumors that Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) is set to end in 2019. Social Welfare secretary Judy Taguiwalo clarified the misconception and pointed […]

PPP hybrid formula to fast track implementation of road projects in Luzon

The fiscal administration under President Rodrigo Duterte is boasting of its makeover of the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) program with the adoption of a “new” approach to fast-track the implementation of two road projects in Luzon. Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III said that under the hybrid PPP formula, the government selects, […]

Senator Honasan, 9 others face graft raps for P29-M PDAF scam

Senator Gregorio Honasan II and nine others are seen to face graft charges for alleged involvement in the P29-1 million Priority Development Assistance (PDAF) scam. Ths was learned as Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales has ordered the filing of charges against the senator for two counts of violation of the “Anti-Graft […]

VP Leni Robredo presents lean budget, 14.28 per cent lower than that of 2016

Vice-President Ma. Leonor ‘Leni’ Robredo leads the way for a lean budget for 2017 for the Office of the Vice President. The P428.618 million proposed 2017 budget for the OVP is 14.28 percent lower than its 2016 budget, Robredo said Wednesday. Robredo presented the 2017 budget proposal to the Senate […]

No blame game even as P4.8-B Bicol International Airport design is a mess

Without finger pointing and resorting to the blame game, the Bicol Regional Development Council almost owned the mess and error in the continuing implementation of the construction of the vaunted Bicol International Airport located in Barangay Alobo of Daraga town in the province of Albay. The project was originally seen […]

Last pillar for LRT line 2 extension to Antipolo nears completion

Construction of the last pillar for the Light Rail Transit (LRT) Line 2 extension up until Masinag Junction in Barangay Masinag of Antipolo City is nearing completion. The extension that connects with the Santolan station in Pasig City to Masinag covers 3.9 kilometers of elevated guideway. After Santolan, two stations […]

This is GMA’s reaction on her newfound freedom courtesy of the SCOTP

Free at last! That could be one of the first liners former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo may have said after the Supreme Court of the Philippines (SCOTP) dismissed the case that stemmed from the alleged misuse of the P366-million confidential intelligence fund of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) during […]

DOTC confirms approval of new fund for Bicol airport construction

Fund for the construction of the much delayed project of Bicol International Airport was already approved by the Department of Transportation and Communications. According to Albay Gov. Joey Salceda, DOTC Secretary Abaya called him up last Friday that the P780-million fund for the project has already been awarded. The now […]

More indigent senior citizens getting P6K annual pension

More indigent senior citizens of the country are getting P6,000 yearly pension from the Philippine government as one of its poverty alleviation program is poised to add into coverage 443,332 new beneficiaries. Qualified to receive the P500 monthly dole out under the law are senior citizens who are frail, sickly, […]

PhilHealth official warns corporation needs more fund to avert collapse

The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) needs a shot in the arm as it might have its last breath after 10 months since it is fast losing blood with its fund payout larger than its members’ monthly contributions and income. This was disclosed by PhilHealth board member Eddie Dorotan, who […]

P171-B south line of North South Railway Project has 5 bidders

Big money projects under the government’s Public Private Partnership program is a crowd drawer among investors. The P171-billion South Line of the North South Railway Project (NSRP) under the public-private partnership (PPP) program has attracted five firms already. Leading the pack of parties interested include Ayala Corp., Metro Pacific Investments […]

Naga City rolls on real property tax collection online service

This is one good news for real propery owners in Naga City. The local government last January 14th opened an online service for payment of real property tax which definitely exempt people from the hazzle of physically going to payment centers just to pay the bill. The new facility augurs […]

Philippines hosting the 35th ASEAN Tourism forum for P169 million

The good news here is that the Philippine Department of Tourism is hosting the ASEAN Tourism Forum from Jannuary 18th up to the 22nd of this year. The other half of the news is way different. After the government foot the bill of P10 billion APEC summit last November 2015, […]

These 4 Big road projects will add traffic congestion in Metro Manila

Study shows that for a mega-city comparable to Metro Manila, 25 percent of the total land area should be allotted for roads which should be 8,000 kilometers. But based on Metro Manila Development Authority’s records, the National Capital Region has only 5,000 kilometers of road network, way far from the […]

P336.8-M funding, contracts for three river irrigation systems signed

Three huge National Irrigation Administration projects worth P336,845,505.73 is underway for Ilocos Norte, Bukidnon and Davao Del Sur. The amount is earmarked to rehabilitate, improve irrigation systems and fund the construction of irrigators’ association support facilities. The finalized project contracts under the National Irrigation Sector Rehabilitation and Improvement Project (NISRIP) […]

This is the #101 of billionaire, also poor provinces of the Philippines

Billionaire provinces. Of the 81 provinces of the Philippines, 12 earned a regular annual income for fiscal year 2014 of P2 billion and above. Bulacan led the pack among the 9 provinces of Luzon, Visayas (Cebu and Negros Occidental) and Mindanao (Bukidnon). Twenty eight provinces earned between P1-billion and P1.9-billion […]

Mactan-Cebu airport get award for best transport deal in Asia Pacific

The Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) Terminal Passenger Building project, has received an international recognition from a reputable press institution. Thomson Reuters’ Project Finance International (PFI) hailed the public-private parnership project that was awarded to GMR Infrastructure and Megawide Consortium as the “2015 Best Transport Deal” in Asia-Pacific (APAC) last December […]

List: All 144 Philippine cities annual regular income for FY 2014

The Philippines has a total of 145 cities, either highly urbanized, independent or component as of December 2015. Of these local government units, 41 registered a regular annual income of P1 billion and above. In the lead pack include Quezon, Makati, Manila, Pasig and Davao. Fifty four cities registered an […]

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 […]

List: 53 Bicol towns with FY2014 earning range from P50-M and P99.9-M

List: 53 median Bicol towns annual regular income for FY2014 range between P50M and P99-M. For fiscal year ending December 2014, of the 107 Bicol towns, 53 reported an annual regular income between P99.9-million and P50.04-million. The first six local government units which may soon breach the P100-M mark include […]

List: 34 Bicol towns breach P100-M annual regular income in FY2014

34 Bicol towns surpass the P100-Million annual regular income for 2014. For fiscal year ending December 2014, of the 107 Bicol towns, 34 breached the P100-million mark in their annual regular income. The first five local government units include the mining town of Aroroy (Masbate), Daraga (Albay), Labo (CamNorte), Daet […]

SSS allots P6-B 13th month December bonus for pensioners

The Social Security System (SSS) has earmarked a total of P6.34 billion for the 13th month pensions of over two million pensioners for retirement, disability and death which is scheduled for release to the pensioners’ bank accounts and via mail this December. System Vice President for Benefits Administration Division Agnes […]

House approves salary increase of 1.53 million state employees

The House of Representatives approved on third and final reading on Wednesday the proposed Salary Standardization Law (SSL) for 1.53 million state workers. The measure, House Bill No. 6268, provides the compensation package composed of a salary increase, a mid-year 14th month pay, and an enhanced performance-based bonus (PBB) system. […]

Senate-House Bicameral conference committee okays P3.002-trillion 2016 national budget

Bicameral conference committee okays proposed 2016 national budget. The proposed 2016 national budget on Wednesday was approved ahead of schedule by members of the bicameral conference committee. The consolidated report, which contains the details of next year’s P3.002-trillion budget, is expected to be ratified by both chambers on or before […]

PH Air Force receives 2 FA-50 jets from South Korea

CLARK AIR BASE, PAMPANGA, Nov. 28 — A deep-throated roar in the sky heralded the arrival of the country’s first two FA-50PHs and return of the supersonic capability of the Philippine Air Force (PAF) Saturday morning. The two aircraft, with tail numbers OO1 and 002, landed at Clark Air Base, […]

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 […]

P-Noy’s COP21 Paris visit includes Italian side-trip

Malacanang on Thursday said President Benigno S. Aquino III will attend the 21st Conference of the Parties for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) on Nov. 30. The working visit will enable Aquino to further expand Philippine bilateral ties and cooperation with the Holy See, France, and […]

Ombudsman filing graft charges versus Albay congressman

The Office of the Ombudsman has ordered the filing of graft and corruption charges against one-term Albay congressman Rino Lim for the anomalous utilization of his 2007 PDAF amounting to P27 million. Lim, together with five Technology Resource Center officials, Kaagapay Magpakailanman Foundation Inc. (KMFI) representatives and Carmelita Barredo of […]

Cebu is richest province with P28.181-B equity in 2014

The Commission on Audit on its 2014 annual financial report has tagged Cebu the richest province of the country. Cebu has an equity of P28.181 billion. Cebu Governor Hilario Davide III said he was glad about the province doing well in equity and assets based on the report. “Well, that […]

Pres. Aquino shows pomp and extravagance in APEC welcome dinner

Pres. Aquino shows pomp and extravagance in APEC welcome dinner What was once an indoor arena typically used in sporting events was transformed into a lush green wonderland on Wednesday night for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Economic Leaders’ Welcome Dinner hosted by Pres. Benigno S. Aquino III. The welcome dinner, […]

Why PH is spending P10- billion for the APEC meet

Malacanang on Friday defended the P10-billion budget for the hosting of the 2015 Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), by saying it is the country’s economy that will benefit most from the amount that the Philippines invested for the prestigious event. ”For the attendance alone, it is expected that more or […]

PH set to sign P89-B loan deal with Japan on North-South rail project

The Philippines is set to sign next month an P89-billion loan agreement with Japanese government to partially finance the North-South commuter rail project (NSCRP) meant to ease traffic congestion in Metro Manila. “The loan agreement for the project will be signed during Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to the […]

Voter’s ID not a voting requirement in May 2016 poll – Comelec

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) said that there are close to six million voter’s identification (ID) cards still unclaimed in its local offices all over the country. But the poll body was quick to say that voter’s ID is not a requirement in voting in the May 2016 polls. With […]

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, […]

P3.002-Trillion 2016 budget gets nod from House of Representatives

P3.002-Trillion 2016 budget gets nod from House of Representatives The House of Representatives on Friday approved on third and final reading the proposed P3.002 trillion national budget for 2016. The approval was made possible after Malacañang certified the measure as urgent. House Bill 6132, or the General Appropriations Bill of […]

Conditional Cash Transfer beneficiaries receive prepaid cards

Street families, indigenous people and victims of disaster belonging to 203 families are the first batch of beneficiaries of the Modified Conditional Cash Transfer of the Department of Social Welfare and Development who received prepaid cards of the Land Bank of the Philippines. Through the prepaid cards, beneficiaries of MCCT […]

DPWH begins construction of P240-M Legazpi boulevard extension, wall

The presence of earth movers, heavy engineering equipments, signals the start of construction of the Legazpi boulevard extension along the northern coastline of the city that will serve also as a sea wall. The P240 million project of the national government is under the auspices of the Department of Public […]

President Aquino is worth P69.31-M as of year-end 2014

MANILA, May 19 — President Benigno S.Aquino is now worth P69.31M including the increase of about P1.82 million in 2014. A copy of the Chief Executive’s Statement of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth (SALN) distributed to members of the Malacanang Press Corps Monday showed that the President’s net worth as […]

Camarines Norte’s Cory Aquino boulevard up for completion soon

DAET, Camarines Norte, May 13 — Not done yet naming, renaming places, streets, etc., honoring former President Corazon C. Aquino? On Monday, Secretary Rogelio Singson of the Department of Public Works and Highways disclosed that another one is coming up. An 8.7 kilometer stretch of public road that runs from […]

President Aquino plants a Red Spruce tree in Canada

OTTAWA, Canada, May 10 — President Benigno S. Aquino III attended the ceremonial tree planting at the grounds of Rideau Hall, the official residence of the governor general of Canada, when he arrived here on Thursday. Governor General David Johnston and spouse Sharon, accompanied the president in planting a red […]

Survey says 45% of respondents favor peaceful negotiations with MILF

MANILA, May 9 — Surveys says 45% of respondents favor peaceful negotiations with MILF. What can cause a certain lift of joy when it is offered by pollsters? And to whom? For sure, this one does. The recent findings of Social Weather Stations (SWS) put a smile on the face […]

President Aquino gears for working visit of Chicago and state visit of Canada

MANILA, April 30 — After the ASEAN presidential trip to Kuala Lumpur, President Benigno S. Aquino III will cross the Pacific with a working visit in Chicago and state visit of Canada. The president is expected to meet with Filipino communities in the second week of May. President Aquino will […]

Line-item budgeting of P70.7-B fund for Bangsamoro – Escudero

MANILA, April 14 – Line-item budgeting is the way to go for the funding of the proposed Bangsamoro government if Bicolano Senator Francis Escudero will have his way. The senator said on Tuesday he will push for the line-item budgeting of the PhP70-billion that the proposed Bangsamoro government stands to […]

P170.7-B North-South railway project- South Line to boost Bicol economy

MANILA, April 10 –The P170.7-B North-South railway project- South Line to boost Bicol economy. The Bicol region will get the needed business and economic upliftment in the proposed P170.7 billion North-South Railway Project- South Line. Once completed, it is seen to considerably shorten the travel time from Manila to the […]

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 […]

Philippines, Japan inks development assistance grants, Yen loan projects

MANILA, March 27 — The Philippines is funding identified big ticket priority and vital government projects sourced through loan grants and developmental assistance programs from Japan. Some of these include four Official Development Assistance (ODA) grant projects amounting to JPY 2.789 billion (approximately PhP 1.195 billion) and two yen loan […]

P13.1-billion Southern Luzon Expressway extension project briefing held

TIAONG, Quezon, March 24 — The briefing on the P13.1-billion Southern Luzon Expressway-Toll Road 4 (SLEX-TR4) extension project was held here with President Benigno S. Aquino, III in attendance. The 58-kilometer project will link Sto. Tomas, Batangas all the way to Lucena, Quezon. The four-lane project, which was mandated under […]

Acting Masbate governor stops government funded projects in Cawayan

CAWAYAN, Masbate, March 17 — The appointment of vice-governor Vince Home Revil as acting governor of Msbate province is disrupting government funded projects in this town. Revil allegedly withholds funding of projects alloted to the municpality which are already financed by the provincial government while detained Governor Rozalina Lanete was […]

DBM explains, justifies funding issues of proposed Bangsamoro entity

MANILA, March 16 — Speaking on the funding issues surrounding the proposed Bangsamoro region, Department of Budget Secretary Florencio Abad said, “We must consider the prevailing conditions in the current Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM). The region requires strong and consistent funding support to lift it out of poverty.” […]

Son of detained Senator Bong Revilla shoots self

MANILA, Mrch 1 – Detained Senator Ramon Revilla Jr. is expected to seek a pass to be with son who was reportedly shot and wounded by himself in accident yesterday. The family lawyer said the shooting was an accident. He clarified that Cavite vice governor Jose Lorenzo “Jolo” Bautista III […]

Sandiganbayan sends Gov. Lanete to Bicutan detention center

On Friday the graft court Sandiganbayan sent Masbate Gov. Rizalina Seachon-Lanete to the detention facility in Bicutan, Taguig City. She joins alleged pork barrel brains queen Janet Lim-Napoles and fellow suspect Jessica Lucila “Gigi” Reyes. Atty Laurence Arroyo legal counsel of the embattled governor said he was hoping that Lanete […]

Metro road projects to ease traffic will cause gridlocks during construction

Metro road projects to ease traffic will cause gridlocks during construction MANILA, Feb. 16 – The Department of Public Works and Highway (DPWH) will start in April the construction of another major infrastructure project aimed at easing the flow of traffic in Metro Manila. Commuters are aware that once the […]

Legal counsel quits on Senator Bong Revilla

Legal counsel quits on Senator Bong Revilla MANILA, Feb. 12 — The lead counsel of detained Sen. Ramon “Bong” Revilla had formally severed his legal relations with the senator in a two-page document submitted to the anti-graft court reveals Thursday. Lawyer Joel Bodegon, in his manifestation sent to the Sandiganbayan […]

CBSUA engineer gets P247-K grant for water lily harvester

CBSUA engineer gets P247-K grant for water lily harvester Bicolano engineer Joel Sadol has been commissioned by the Department of Science and Technology for the fabrication of an improved water hyacinth harvester seen to benefit local fisher folk and handicraft makers in Camarines Sur. The grant of P247,000 for Engr. […]

Lanete, 4 other former House members face plunder and graft

Lanete, 4 other former House members face plunder and graft The Office of the Ombudsman on Thursday filed plunder, graft and malversation charges against five former members of the House of Representatives before the Sandiganbayan over alleged fraudulent transactions involving P339 million Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) or “pork barrel” […]

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Cebu is richest province with P28.181-B equity in 2014

The Commission on Audit on its 2014 annual financial report has tagged Cebu the richest province of the country. Cebu has an equity of P28.181 billion. Cebu Governor Hilario Davide III said he was glad about the province doing well in equity and assets based on the report. “Well, that […]

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DSWD provides capital assistance to Calabanga senior citizens federation

A federation of senior citizens in the municipality of Calabanga in Camarines Sur is a recipient of a P1 million investment capital assistance from the regional office of the Department of Social Welfare and Development. The fund will be earmarked to finance the opening of a drug store in the […]

Quezon Tops PH Cities Annual Income for 2006

The city of Quezon has a land area of 166.20 square km. or 64.2 square miles with a population of 2,679,450 or a density of 16,114/km2 (41,735/sq mi). It is roughly the size of the municipality of Calabanga (163.84 sq. km.) in terms of land area.

Malacanang supports MRT-LRT fare hikes

MANILA, Dec.22 — There’s no doubt about it. The Palace supports the impending fare hikes on all services of Metro Rail Transit (MRT) Line 3 and the Light Rail Transit Lines 1 and 2. This was confirmed Sunday when Malacanang on Sunday said that the fare hike on the Metro […]

House extends validity of appropriations under calamity funds until end of 2014

MANILA — The House of Representatives on Monday approved on third and final reading Joint Resolution No. 7 extending the validity of appropriations under the calamity and quick response funds until Dec. 31, 2014. This includes those sourced from savings realigned in the current year, as well as all unobligated […]

Legazpi and Camsur Occupies Income Leads in 2005

Looking deep at the 2005 income of cities and provinces of Bicol this time, the trend is no different from previous years. The moneys earned stay more on the uptrend. The cities of Legazpi and Naga are truly rivals. Sorsogon may seem to occupy the third position now and the next years to come.

PNP sacks budget officer on delayed release of food provision

Espina sacks budget officer over delayed disbursement of food provisions for COPS. MANILA, Jan. 24 — Philippine National Police officer-in-charge, currently Deputy Director General Leonardo A. Espina, approved Friday the administrative relief of a police budget officer over allegations of delayed disbursement of food provisions for PNP personnel deployed for […]

Legal counsel quits on Senator Bong Revilla

Legal counsel quits on Senator Bong Revilla MANILA, Feb. 12 — The lead counsel of detained Sen. Ramon “Bong” Revilla had formally severed his legal relations with the senator in a two-page document submitted to the anti-graft court reveals Thursday. Lawyer Joel Bodegon, in his manifestation sent to the Sandiganbayan […]

Billionaire Cities of the Philippines in 2005

There are similarities between the cities of Davao and Puerto Princesa. Both have large land area than any of the cities one can locate in the country. Same cities are outside of Metro Manila. Before, respective residents claim either of the two LGUs was the biggest in the Philippines in terms of territory covered. Checking their websites and Wikipedia recently, it seems that has been settled.

President Aquino plants a Red Spruce tree in Canada

OTTAWA, Canada, May 10 — President Benigno S. Aquino III attended the ceremonial tree planting at the grounds of Rideau Hall, the official residence of the governor general of Canada, when he arrived here on Thursday. Governor General David Johnston and spouse Sharon, accompanied the president in planting a red […]

Catanduanes receive PDAF Hot Money From Party-lists A-TEACHER and ALAGAD

As we qet more clear concept on how lawmakers dipped their hands into the Presidential Development Assistannce Fund, there will be more stories that will unravel. Here’s one for the province of Catanduanes, courtesy of the Party list representatives of A-Teacher and Alagad. Books as gardening manuals and worms for […]

Forty Eight Bicol Towns Earn P2.5B in 2004

For the fiscal year of 2004, 48 Bicol towns out of 107 earned an income of P37M or more which totalled P2,478,990,989 out of the regional earnings of P3,951,780,429. Of these local government units, twenty breached the P50M yearly income while the reamaining 28 municipalities earned between P35 but less than P50M.

SC DAP ruling to lead prosecution of erring gov’t officials – CBCP

SC DAP ruling to lead prosecution of erring gov’t officials – CBCP MANILA, Feb 5 — Archbishop Socrates Villegas said people are hoping the recent ruling of the Supreme Court (SC) will pave the way for the investigation and prosecution of those who were involved in the use of the […]

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This is the #101 of billionaire, also poor provinces of the Philippines

Billionaire provinces. Of the 81 provinces of the Philippines, 12 earned a regular annual income for fiscal year 2014 of P2 billion and above. Bulacan led the pack among the 9 provinces of Luzon, Visayas (Cebu and Negros Occidental) and Mindanao (Bukidnon). Twenty eight provinces earned between P1-billion and P1.9-billion […]

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18 Bicol Towns Were Less Dependent on IRA in 2008

Of the 107 Bicol towns, 18 received an IRA that ranged from the low of 52.32% to 79.24% of their gross annual income. Libon of Albay was the least IRA dependent with 52.32% at P74,015,836. Bear in mind any percentage of share on the national government allocation of internal revenue […]

Urban poor to benefit from Manila housing projects

MANILA, Dec. 22 — Some 585 urban poor families stand to benefit from Manila’s housing projects after the interior and local government department and the city of Manila forged the trust fund for informal settler familie’s homes to cap off this year’s urban poor solidarity week. Leaders from government, civil […]

WB extends P22.4-B fund for PH infra projects

The Philippines will receive a hefty financial package from the World Bank amounting to US$508 million (P22.4 billion) earmarked for infrastructure, business and livelihood assistance, which can help over two million farmers and fishermen secure a higher income in the next six years. More than 70 percent of the fund […]

Sandiganbayan sends Gov. Lanete to Bicutan detention center

On Friday the graft court Sandiganbayan sent Masbate Gov. Rizalina Seachon-Lanete to the detention facility in Bicutan, Taguig City. She joins alleged pork barrel brains queen Janet Lim-Napoles and fellow suspect Jessica Lucila “Gigi” Reyes. Atty Laurence Arroyo legal counsel of the embattled governor said he was hoping that Lanete […]

This is GMA’s reaction on her newfound freedom courtesy of the SCOTP

Free at last! That could be one of the first liners former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo may have said after the Supreme Court of the Philippines (SCOTP) dismissed the case that stemmed from the alleged misuse of the P366-million confidential intelligence fund of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) during […]

PNP sacks budget officer on delayed release of food provision

Espina sacks budget officer over delayed disbursement of food provisions for COPS. MANILA, Jan. 24 — Philippine National Police officer-in-charge, currently Deputy Director General Leonardo A. Espina, approved Friday the administrative relief of a police budget officer over allegations of delayed disbursement of food provisions for PNP personnel deployed for […]

Mactan-Cebu airport get award for best transport deal in Asia Pacific

The Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) Terminal Passenger Building project, has received an international recognition from a reputable press institution. Thomson Reuters’ Project Finance International (PFI) hailed the public-private parnership project that was awarded to GMR Infrastructure and Megawide Consortium as the “2015 Best Transport Deal” in Asia-Pacific (APAC) last December […]

Line-item budgeting of P70.7-B fund for Bangsamoro – Escudero

MANILA, April 14 – Line-item budgeting is the way to go for the funding of the proposed Bangsamoro government if Bicolano Senator Francis Escudero will have his way. The senator said on Tuesday he will push for the line-item budgeting of the PhP70-billion that the proposed Bangsamoro government stands to […]