Posts Tagged National Budget

Lawmakers say national budget must keep pace with COVID-19 pandemic

Aileen Cerrudo   •   September 16, 2021

MANILA, Philippines— Some lawmakers believe that the proposed national budget for 2022 does not fit with the country’s continuous fight against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. Senator Nancy Binay lamented...

Recto wants ‘Buy Filipino’ rule restored in national budget

Aileen Cerrudo   •   September 8, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Ralph Recto underscores the need to restore the “Buy Filipino” provision in the national budget. This is amid the controversy regarding the procurement of expensive personal...

Lacson resigns from Senate finance committee to focus on 2022 budget scrutiny

Marje Pelayo   •   August 24, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Panfilo Lacson has tendered his resignation from the Senate Finance Committee to focus on scrutinizing the P5.024-trillion budget for 2022. Lacson, who sat as the Committee’s...

Duterte to veto items in the proposed 2021 national budget

Aileen Cerrudo   •   December 25, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte is expected to veto several items in the proposed 2021 national budget, the Palace confirmed on Friday (December 25). Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque Jr....

President Duterte may sign nat’l budget on Dec. 23 or 28—Roque

Aileen Cerrudo   •   December 19, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte may sign the 2021 national budget on December 23 or 28, according to Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque Jr. Roque confirmed that Malacañang has received...

Set aside politics, prioritize the national budget, Palace tells lawmakers

Aileen Cerrudo   •   October 12, 2020

Malacañang reiterated President Rordigo Duterte’s appeal to lawmakers to set aside politics and focus on the passage of the proposed 2021 national budget. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said the President...

Drilon recommends special session in November for national budget approval

Aileen Cerrudo   •   October 12, 2020

Senate Minority leader Senator Franklin Drilon is appealing for a special session in November to assure passage of the 2021 national budget by the end of the year. The session...

SAP will no longer be funded under proposed 2021 national budget —DBM

Aileen Cerrudo   •   September 9, 2020

The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) said there will be no budget to be allotted for the government’s Social Amelioration Program (SAP) under the proposed 2021 National Budget. DBM...

DBM submits proposed P4.5-T proposed national budget to Congress

Aileen Cerrudo   •   August 26, 2020

The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) has submitted the Fiscal Year 2021 National Expenditure Program (NEP) of P4.506 trillion to Congress. The 2021 proposed National Budget is 9.9% higher...

DOF: Gov’t spent P352-B for COVID-19 efforts

Aileen Cerrudo   •   April 24, 2020

The Department of Finance (DOF) reported that the government has so far spent P352 billion out of the P397 billion budget to fight the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. According to...

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