DBM to release order allowing DOH to distribute funds for health workers’ benefits

Krissy Aguilar 08/25/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) is targeting to release to the Department of Health (DOH) this Wednesday the special allowance release order for P311 million worth of funds to cover benefits of…

Duterte gives DOH, DBM 10 days to release health workers’ benefits

Krissy Aguilar - Reporter / @KAguilarINQ 08/21/2021

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has given the Department of Health (DOH) and the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) 10 days to use whatever money the government has and pay health workers who have yet…

Councilor Ong questions legitimacy of passing P4.5B supplemental budget

Dyrecka Letigio 08/05/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Councilor Franklyn Ong, president of the Liga ng mga Barangay and Kasambagan village chief, has questioned the legitimacy of the passing of the P4.5 billion supplemental budget (SB) on July 28,…

P265M budget for Camotes Airport secured

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/25/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Construction of the Camotes Airport could start soon. Local officials here recently announced that the national government already released the initial budget for the airport project amounting to P265 million. Cebu 5th District…

DepEd, DBM grant high special hardship allowance for teachers, school heads

Cathrine Gonzales - Reporter / @cgonzalesINQ 05/24/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Teachers and school heads would now get a higher special hardship allowance (SHA), the Department of Education (DepEd) announced on Monday. Education Undersecretary for Finance Annalyn Sevilla said in a press briefing in Bicol…

Foundation chaired by Speaker still owes P387M to SEA Games suppliers

Marlon Ramos 10/07/2020

MANILA, Philippines — A private foundation led by Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano still owes P387 million to some of the suppliers mobilized for the country’s hosting of the 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games last year, among them…

Duterte OKs P4.5 trillion 2021 national budget

Katrina Hallare - Inquirer.net 08/02/2020

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has approved the proposed P4.506 trillion national budget for 2021, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) said Sunday. In a statement, the DBM said that Duterte approved the budget during a…

Infra, defense budgets cut for COVID-19

Ben O. de Vera - Philippine Daily Inquirer 06/08/2020

The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) last month made additional cuts in this year’s budgets for infrastructure and national defense as it reallocated more funds for the government’s new coronavirus (COVID-19) response. DBM documents showed that…

Gov’t eyes taxes on digital transactions

Ben O. de Vera - Philippine Daily Inquirer 05/25/2020

MANILA, Philippines — With the government expecting to spend trillions more than it earns over the next two years, the country’s economic managers are studying ways to raise more funds, including getting their hands in our digital…

Infra, education budgets get big cuts

Ben O. de Vera 05/17/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The budgets for education and infrastructure have been slashed as the government scrambled for funds for dole-outs and medical response to the COVID-19 pandemic gripping the country, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM)…

Danao City’s Plaza Rizal closed for redesign

Doris C. Bongcac 02/10/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Danao City government has announced the temporary closure of its Plaza Rizal for renovation. An advisory posted on Monday afternoon, February 10, 2020, on the city’s official Facebook page said that the public…

Capitol workers to get their incentives before December 15

Futch Anthony Inso 12/13/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia has already ordered the Finance Department to release the Productivity Enhancement Incentives (PEI) of the employees of the Cebu Provincial Capitol. The order was made based on the Department…

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