Posts Tagged Department of Budget and Management

Commission on Appointments confirms Avisado as Budget chief

Robie de Guzman   •   February 26, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Commission on Appointments (CA) on Wednesday confirmed the appointment of Wendel Avisado as the Secretary of the Department of Budget and Management (DBM). Avisado has been...

Lacson backs gov’t move to block release of P80-B congressional realignments

Robie de Guzman   •   February 19, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Panfilo Lacson on Wednesday revealed that at least P80 billion in congressional realignments have been withheld by President Rodrigo Duterte and the Department of Budget and...

Sen. Lacson urged to identify questionable P20-B in proposed 2020 national budget

Maris Federez   •   November 4, 2019

A lawmaker in the House of Representatives wants Senator Panfilo Lacson to identify what he calls “parked funds” in the proposed P4.1-trillion national budget for 2020 as approved by the...

DBM says 95% of 2019 budget released as of September

Robie de Guzman   •   October 15, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) reported on Tuesday that it has released over 95% of the 2019 national budget as of September 30. In a...

Lawmakers ask for additional fund for TESDA in 2020 budget

Maris Federez   •   August 29, 2019

Several members of the House of Representatives are pushing for an increase in the budget of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) next year. This will ensure that...

Former Davao City administrator is new Budget chief

Marje Pelayo   •   August 6, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed a new secretary of the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) in the person of former Davao City Administrator Wendel Avisado. Avisado...

Senate to probe use of farmer funds

Maris Federez   •   July 30, 2019

Senate committee on agriculture and food chairperson Cynthia Villar has filed a resolution that seeks to probe the implementation of the Rice Tarrification Law. In particular, Senator Villar wants to...

Gov’t officials, workers get salary increase today

Marje Pelayo   •   March 29, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — Government employees and officials are expected to get their salary increase for three months on Friday (March 29). Department of Budget and Management (DBM) officer-in-charge Janet Abuel,...

Duterte orders funding for salary hike of gov’t workers

Aileen Cerrudo   •   March 20, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the implementation of the fourth tranche salary hike for civilians, military, and uniformed personnel amid 2019 National Budget impasse. READ: Sotto won’t...

Budget Dep’t trusts 2nd oil tax hike in 2019 will not affect inflation

Marje Pelayo   •   December 5, 2018

    MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) Secretary Benjamin Diokno noted that the since the government’s measures in the previous months have been effective to...

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