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Malacañan says economic managers ready with contingency plan in case Duterte...

MALACAÑAN PALACE on Friday assured the government’s economic managers have prepared a contingency plan to address impact of a reenacted budget after President Rodrigo R. Duterte threatened to veto the entire P3.757-trillion national budget that was submitted for his signature last March 26.

House member demands senators show their budget realignments

THE squabble over the National Budget continues as House appropriations committee chair and Camarines Sur 1st District Rep. Rolando G. Andaya, Jr. demanded that senators disclose their individual realignments in the 2019 national budget, and Senate officers denied that there were any changes made.

House to resume budget work

THE HOUSE of Representatives is scheduled to proceed with hearings on the Executive’s proposed 2019 national budget when it reconvenes on Aug. 28, despite confusion on a compromise with economic managers.

Justice department to receive higher budget next year

The Department of Justice (DoJ) will be receiving higher funding in 2019 at P21.35 billion, an 8.59% increase from 2018, as proposed by the...

DBM orders early procurement for 2019 projects

The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) ordered government agencies to conduct early procurement activities for 2019 projects to speed up the delivery upon...

Which department gets the lion’s share of the 2019 national budget?

These government agencies will receive the biggest budget allocations in 2019 based on the proposed national budget, which the Budget department targets to submit...

Proposed 2019 national budget

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte and his Cabinet approved in a July 9 meeting the proposed P3.757-trillion national budget for 2019 that is designed to...

Duterte approves P3.757-trillion proposed national budget

By Arjay L. Balinbin, Reporter President Rodrigo R. Duterte and his Cabinet approved last Monday, July 9, the proposed P3.757-trillion national budget. "Kahapon po ay na-approve...

Spending boost widens fiscal deficit in Feb., first two months

By Elijah Joseph C. Tubayan Reporter A SURGE in spending drove the government’s fiscal position into deficit in February that was more than double the year-ago...

House committee eyes bigger budget share for Mindanao over next four...

The chair of the House committee on Mindanao Affairs bared plans to ask for higher budget for Mindanao in the next four years. Cagayan De...

Budget chief notes bonuses of teachers pending with DepEd

By Arjay L. Balinbin THE DEPARTMENT of Budget and Management (DBM) has no definite date yet as to when it can release the performance-based bonuses...

Spending challenges flagged amid GDP growth

STANDARD CHARTERED Bank sees “steady” Philippine economic growth in 2018 on the back of an infrastructure development push, even as it expects state spending...

Tax reform to support SSS contribution hike

THE COUNTRY’S Budget chief said it is high time to raise the contribution rates of Social Security System (SSS) members as they could easily...

The 2018 National Budget, Infrastructure, and Economic Growth

The government slogan “Build, build, build!” resonates for many, especially those who have some grounding on economic growth theories. In a serious attempt to...

Malacañang optimistic House, Senate will find budget middle ground

THE ADMINISTRATION is optimistic that the House of Representatives and the Senate will find a middle ground on the 2018 proposed P3.7-trillion budget and...

House to give in to Senate’s version of the 2018 national...

IT WILL only be a matter of time before the House of Representatives comes around to approving the adjustments made by the Senate in...

Bicameral budget talks start amid differences

BOTH CHAMBERS of Congress yesterday began meeting in a bid to ensure Dec. 19 enactment of next year’s proposed P3.767-trillion national budget, amid major...

Senate zeroes in on budget, tax reform

By Arjay L. Balinbin THE SENATE may decide to pass some other priority bills as it expects to pass the 2018 Budget and the Tax...

House-approved budget in Senate

THE SENATE on Wednesday, Sept. 27, received from the House of Representatives House Bill No. 6215 or the 2018 General Appropriations Bill (GAB), Senator...

House clears P3.77-trillion nat’l budget for 2018

By Lira Dalangin-Fernandez News5/InterAksyon VOTING 223-9, the House of Representatives approved the proposed 2018 national budget on third and final reading on Tuesday, Sept. 26. The proposed...

Senate OK sought for budget on free education

MALACAÑANG ON Sunday, Sept. 24, called for the Senate’s approval of the P40-billion budget allotted by the House of Representatives to fund free education...

Senate targets Oct. OK of 2018 budget

THE SENATE is moving to approve the proposed P3.767-trillion 2018 national budget before Congress adjourns in mid-October for a month-long break, the head of...

Senators: P1,000 for CHR may prompt deadlock on nat’l budget

SENATORS CROSSING party lines have criticized the House of Representatives’ move to limit the Commission on Human Rights’ (CHR) 2018 budget to a measly...

DBM hoping for 2018 budget approval by October

By Elijah Joseph C. Tubayan, Reporter THE Department of Budget and Management (DBM) is optimistic budget legislation for 2018 will be passed by October, alongside the...