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Duterte set to sign P4.1 trillion 2020 budget
by Jess Diaz - January 3, 2020 - 12:00am
President Duterte will sign the Congress-approved P4.1-trillion national budget for this year on Monday.
Government now running on reenacted budget
by Jess Diaz - January 2, 2020 - 12:00am
The national government yesterday started running on the reenacted P3.757-trillion 2019 national budget because President Duterte is still reviewing the proposed P4.1-trillion spending program for this year.
New Year, new oil price hikes
by Jess Diaz - December 31, 2019 - 12:00am
In separate advisories, oil firms said they would implement an increase of P0.85 per liter on gasoline, P0.50 per liter on diesel and P0.35 per liter on kerosene.
P31 billion for 4Ps to be used for palay buying
by Jess Diaz - December 30, 2019 - 12:00am
The House of Representatives and the Senate have authorized the use of P31.046 billion in funds for millions of beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program or 4Ps to be used for palay buying next y...
Congress implements SC ruling on higher nurses’ pay
by Jess Diaz - December 29, 2019 - 12:00am
The House of Representatives and the Senate are implementing a Supreme Court ruling entitling government nurses to higher basic monthly salary.
Kongreso tumugon sa SC ruling sa sahod ng nurse
by Jess Diaz - December 29, 2019 - 12:00am
Ipinapatupad na ng Senado at ng House of Representatives ang isang desisyon ng Supreme Court na nagsasaad na dapat itaas ang sahod ng mga nurse ng pamahalaan.
House still under shadow of ‘pork’
by Jess Diaz - December 27, 2019 - 12:00am
The controversial pork barrel funds issue continues to haunt the House of Representatives.
New year, new taxes; House eyes 4 bills
by Jess Diaz - December 26, 2019 - 12:00am
The principal taxman in Congress vowed yesterday to push for the approval next year of four tax bills that would raise an additional P492 billion from taxpayers and the booming offshore gambling industry over five...
POGOs eyed to fund teachers’ pay hike
by Jess Diaz - December 23, 2019 - 12:00am
Congressmen are eyeing the booming Philippine offshore gaming operator industry to fund a bigger salary increase for 900,000 public school teachers.
House to send Duterte advance copy of 2020 budget
by Jess Diaz - December 23, 2019 - 12:00am
The House of Representatives is sending today an advance copy of the proposed P4.1-trillion 2020 national budget to President Duterte, his staff and the Department of Budget and Management to give them longer time...
House OKs lower optional retirement age to 56
by Jess Diaz - December 22, 2019 - 12:00am
The House of Representatives has approved on third and final reading a bill lowering the optional retirement age in the government from 60 years to 56 years.
Budget chief Avisado bypassed by CA
by Jess Diaz - December 21, 2019 - 12:00am
The Commission on Appointments has bypassed Budget Secretary Wendel Avisado after confirming Secretary William Dar’s appointment to the Department of Agriculture (DA).
Public school teachers to get P6,000 pay hike
by Jess Diaz - December 20, 2019 - 12:00am
Public school teachers will receive a salary increase of P6,000 in the new four-year pay adjustment program in the government, a leader of the House of Representatives said yesterday.
Congress augments PhilHealth budget by P4 billion
by Jess Diaz - December 19, 2019 - 12:00am
The two chambers of Congress have augmented the budget for the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) by P4 billion to a total of P71.3 billion for next year.
Senate urged: Keep an open mind on Cha-cha
by Jess Diaz - December 18, 2019 - 12:00am
The chairman of the House of Representatives committee on constitutional amendments is appealing to senators to have an open mind on his panel’s Charter change proposals.
House budget chief on embedded ‘pork’: Let Palace decide
by Jess Diaz - December 17, 2019 - 12:00am
The head of the House of Representatives committee on appropriations would neither confirm nor deny reports that tens, perhaps hundreds, of billions in pork barrel funds are embedded in the proposed P4.1-trillion...
Congress cuts calamity fund by P4 billion
by Jess Diaz - December 16, 2019 - 12:00am
The tweaking done by Congress in the proposed P4.1-trillion national budget for next year is so expansive it extended to the erstwhile calamity fund, now euphemistically called national disaster risk reduction and...
House panel eyes constituent assembly in January
by Jess Diaz - December 16, 2019 - 12:00am
The House of Representatives may convene as a constituent assembly next month to consider four Charter change proposals endorsed by its committee on constitutional amendments.
No term extension in Cha-cha — lawmaker
by Jess Diaz - December 15, 2019 - 12:00am
Congressmen are not out to extend their term of office beyond 2022 in their push for Charter change.
DOH urged to procure pneumonia vaccine soon
by Jess Diaz - December 15, 2019 - 12:00am
The committee on health chairperson of the House of Representatives yesterday urged the Department of Health to procure pneumonia vaccines soon.
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