Budget’s role in growth and governance

Dindo Manhit - @inquirerdotnet 09/17/2022

The National Expenditure Program (NEP) is now being reviewed by the House committee on appropriations. Themed as the “Agenda for Prosperity: Economic Transformation Towards Inclusivity and Sustainability,” the NEP for fiscal year 2023 is the first full-year…

DBM releases P6.2-B cash subsidy for 6 million poor Filipinos

Neil Arwin Mercado - Reporter / @NAMercadoINQ 07/01/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) released Friday a total of P6.2 billion which will be distributed to 6 million Filipinos amid the high prices of fuel and other commodities. The DBM said the funds…

Radaza understands DBM’s decision to turn down request for advance release of NTA

Futch Anthony Inso 02/09/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu—Lapu-Lapu City Lone District Representative Paz Radaza said she fully understands the Department of Budget and Management’s (DBM) denial of her and the Lapu-Lapu City councilors’ request to release in advance the 20 percent of…

Odette survivors in Balamban receive P7.2M in cash aid from national gov’t

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/27/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Residents in Balamban who were severely affected by Typhoon Odette (international name: Rai) are expected to receive cash aid from the national government. The local government of Balamban announced that their municipality has received around…

Aid to PUV drivers amid unstoppable oil price hikes: P1B in cash grants

Ben O. de Vera - Reporter / @bendeveraINQ 10/25/2021

MANILA, Philippines—The government will give away cash grants totaling P1 billion to at least 178,000 registered drivers of public utility vehicles (PUVs), like jeepneys and buses, to help ease the impact of a continuing increase in oil…

2022 proposed NTF-ELCAC funds at P28.12B — DBM

Neil Arwin Mercado - Reporter / @NAMercadoINQ 08/26/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Despite calls for defunding from a number of lawmakers, the proposed budget for the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) has been increased to P28.12 billion in 2022 — over…

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…

DBM: P355 billion spent so far for COVID-19 response

Krissy Aguilar 06/24/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine government has so far spent P355 billion for its response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) said Wednesday. “Sa kabuuan, as of today, ang nagagastos…

Infra spending up 50% in 10 months

Inquirer.net 12/14/2018

CONSTRUCTION of more roads, health facilities, school buildings as well as local projects in Mindanao nearly doubled the national government’s infrastructure expenditures in October to P94.4 billion, Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno said on Wednesday. The latest Department…

Gov’t spending on infra, education spurs IT growth

Victor Anthony V. Silva 12/13/2016

The government’s increased spending on infrastructure and the current implementation of the K to 12 program are seen to help make the information technology (IT) industry in the Philippines grow. Carren Garcia, commercial channel sales manager of…

Cebu Pac offers discounted rates for govt. employees

Aileen Garcia-Yap 11/28/2016

Government employees on official travels can expect discounted tickets and waived booking fees when flying with Cebu Pacific. In a statement, Cebu Pacific announced it has signed today a Government Fares Agreement (GFA) with the Procurement Service,…

Yolanda victims in Bantayan town gets Capitol aid

Nestle L. Semilla 11/14/2016

Provincial Board Members approved on Monday, a resolution authorizing Cebu Governor Hilario Davide III to allocate P5.8 million to aid Super Typhoon Yolanda victims in the municipality of Bantayan in Bantayan Island to rebuild their damaged homes.…

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