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Lawmaker seeks review of power supply contracts
by Jess Diaz - April 17, 2019 - 12:00am
Rep. Carlos Zarate of party-list group Bayan Muna urged President Duterte yesterday to include electricity supply agreements in the review of private sector contracts that affect public interest.
Senators insist line veto best for 2019 budget
by Jess Diaz - April 14, 2019 - 12:00am
Exercising the line item veto by President Duterte is the best course of action for the 2019 national budget.
Duterte to sign 2019 budget on April 15
by Jess Diaz - April 11, 2019 - 12:00am
President Duterte will sign the P3.757-trillion budget program for this year on Monday at Malacañang.
Voting for 1.8 million overseas Filipinos starts April 13
by Jess Diaz - April 10, 2019 - 12:00am
The one-month overseas absentee voting starts on Saturday with 1.8 million Filipinos, working or living abroad, who are registered voters expected to cast their ballots.
Congressmen to question P92-billion fund ‘hijacking’ before SC
by Jess Diaz - April 7, 2019 - 12:00am
Congressmen who claim their leaders “hijacked” billions in infrastructure and health funds from their districts and allocated it to their “favored” colleagues are planning to question the...
Lower inflation not felt by poor, middle class — lawmaker
by Jess Diaz - April 7, 2019 - 12:00am
The poor and the middle class do not feel the lower inflation rate reported by the government this week, Rep. Carlos Zarate of Bayan Muna said yesterday.
SUCs, DepEd get additional funds in 2019 budget
by Jess Diaz - April 7, 2019 - 12:00am
The two chambers of Congress have given scores of state universities and colleges (SUCs) an additional P2.8 billion this year for their operational and equipment expenses.
‘Senate exec admits P80-billion budget realignment’
by Jess Diaz - April 6, 2019 - 12:00am
The chairman of the House of Representatives committee on appropriations continued his word war with senators on alleged pork barrel fund insertions in the still-to-be-enacted national budget for this year.
House members cry foul over ‘hijacked’ P92-billion funds
by Jess Diaz - March 30, 2019 - 12:00am
At least 62 members of the House of Representatives are crying foul over their alleged loss of billions in infrastructure and health funds to their leaders and favored allies.
Congress allots P5.1 billion for SEA Games
by Jess Diaz - March 30, 2019 - 12:00am
Congress has appropriated P5.1 billion for the 2019 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games the country is hosting later this year.
State workers receive salary increase
by Jess Diaz - March 29, 2019 - 12:00am
The more than one million government personnel, from President Duterte down to the lowest-paid worker, are expected to get their salary increase for three months today.
Scrapping of P95 billion ‘illegal pork’ up to Duterte — Andaya
by Jess Diaz - March 28, 2019 - 12:00am
It’s now up to President Duterte to veto or reject up to P95 billion in pork barrel funds in the 2019 budget bill the Senate considers as illegal and unconstitutional, a key leader of the House of Representatives...
Senate, House agree to retain ‘pork’ in budget
by Jess Diaz - March 27, 2019 - 12:00am
The Senate and the House of Representatives will retain their respective pork barrel funds as part of an agreement that ended their three-month-old impasse over the proposed national budget for this year.
Congress increases Leni’s budget by P216 M
by Jess Diaz - March 24, 2019 - 12:00am
Vice President Leni Robredo will have more money to spend for her projects this year and for financial assistance to the poor if the proposed 2019 national budget is finally enacted.
Lawmaker seeks probe of OFW’s death in Australia
by Jess Diaz - March 23, 2019 - 12:00am
The lone representative of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) yesterday urged the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration to look into the death of a Filipino farm worker in ...
Congress cuts Duterte calamity fund by P11 billion
by Jess Diaz - March 23, 2019 - 12:00am
President Duterte will have less money for disasters and calamities like the El Niño drought if he signs the proposed 2019 national budget, over which the Senate and the House of Representatives are still...
Eastern Samar mayor suspended over Yolanda fund misuse
by Jess Diaz - March 22, 2019 - 12:00am
A town mayor who is seeking the lone congressional seat in Eastern Samar has been ordered suspended for alleged irregularities in the rehabiliation of infrastructure damaged by Super Typhoon Yolanda.
Budget deadlock may be resolved by Monday
by Jess Diaz - March 22, 2019 - 12:00am
The House of Representatives and the Senate will send negotiators to a meeting on Monday to try to break their deadlock over the proposed 2019 national budget, the enactment of which is now delayed by nearly three...
House of Representatives finally recalls its 2019 budget bill
by Jess Diaz - March 21, 2019 - 12:00am
After mixed signals from the leadership of the House of Representatives, the chamber is finally recalling the 2019 budget bill it has sent to the Senate and which Senate President Vicente Sotto lll has refused to...
House of Representatives to insist on budget version
by Jess Diaz - March 20, 2019 - 12:00am
There seems to be no end yet to the budget impasse. The House of Representatives will insist on its version of the proposed 2019 budget in which at least P99 billion in lump sums it had agreed with the Senate in...
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