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Andaya defends budget adjustments

HOUSE Majority Leader Rolando G. Andaya, Jr. of the 1st district of Camarines Sur defended the additional P9-billion financial assistance fund to local government units (LGUs) as “executive pork.”.....»»

Category: financeSource: bworldonline bworldonlineDec 7th, 2018

Andaya defends budget adjustments

HOUSE Majority Leader Rolando G. Andaya, Jr. of the 1st district of Camarines Sur defended the additional P9-billion financial assistance fund to local government units (LGUs) as “executive pork.”.....»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsDec 7th, 2018

Ex-Cabinet exec parked P300M in budget – Andaya

MANILA, Philippines – House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya Jr alleged that a former Cabinet official now seeking a post in 2019 "parked" P300 million under infrastructure projects in the proposed P3.757-trillion budget for next year. The House leader said on Sunday, December 16, that a mayor had told ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News7 hr. 14 min. ago

Diokno in-laws bag P550 million infra projects — Andaya

In-laws of Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno in Sorsogon have bagged infrastructure projects worth more than half a billion pesos in the province this year, House of Representatives Majority Leader Rolando Andaya Jr. said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News13 hr. 15 min. ago

House to probe alleged anomalies under Diokno in January 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The House of Representatives will launch in January its probe into the alleged anomalies in the current 2018 budget and the proposed P3.757-trillion budget for 2019, both prepared under Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno. On Thursday, December 13, House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya Jr said the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 13th, 2018

Senate goes on Christmas break without passing 2019 budget

MANILA, Philippines --- As expected, the Senate adjourned its session on Thursday without passing the 2019 budget. Congress will go on Christmas break and will resume on January 14, 2019. The Senate will resume its session at 10 a.m. on January 14 and will continue its plenary deliberations on the budget. Even before its adjournment, Senate leaders had already predicted that the budget would not be approved within the year. "We really tried our best," Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri told reporters. But Zubiri noted that even House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya Jr. announced during the joint session on martial law extension on Wednesday that the bicameral conference com...Keep on reading: Senate goes on Christmas break without passing 2019 budget.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 13th, 2018

Sorsogon solon denies getting P10B for infra projects in 2018

MANILA, Philippines --- A Sorsogon congressman has belied receiving P10 billion for infrastructure projects in 2018 amid controversy hounding the proposed 2019 national budget. Sorsogon 2nd Dist. Rep. Deogracias Ramos Jr. clarified he only received around P2 billion from theDepartment of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) this year, while he proposed P2.790 billion for next year's infrastructure fund. On Wednesday, House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya Jr. bared the entire Sorsogon province received P10 billion this year while another P6 billion was in the proposed 2019 budget for the province. READ:Andaya says Sorsogon got P10B in infra projects But Ramos also admitted some...Keep on reading: Sorsogon solon denies getting P10B for infra projects in 2018.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 13th, 2018

Andaya says Sorsogon got P10B in infra projects

  Sorsogon province received P10 billion for infrastructure projects in 2018 alone from the national government, Majority Leader Rolando Andaya Jr. said on Wednesday.   "For your information, Sorsogon is the champion (in terms of funding) this year," Andaya said at a news conference.   Another P6 billion for Sorsogon was in the budget that the national government wanted to rush for approval, said the lawmaker from Camarines Sur. "We saw what happened when you rush the budget. The projects go to just one contractor."   Andaya said Bulacan-based CT Leoncio Construction and Trading cornered P2.5 billion of the P10 billion released to Sorsogon thi...Keep on reading: Andaya says Sorsogon got P10B in infra projects.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 12th, 2018

Diokno not involved? Sorsogon got P10-B infra projects in 2018 – Andaya

MANILA, Philippines – House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya Jr still does not buy Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno's assertion that he did not influence the approval of billions of pesos worth of infrastructure projects in Sorsogon for 2018.  Why? Because Andaya said that a whopping P10 billion worth of ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 12th, 2018

Alvarez, Fariñas deny having hand in pork insertions in budget

Don't look at us. Former Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez and his buddy, former House Majority Leader Rodolfo Farias, dismissed insinuations that they had a hand in funneling billions of pesos in pork to their congressional districts. "I don't know with him. I have not attended a single budget hearing," Alvarez said in a text message to reporters on Tuesday when asked about the claim of House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya Jr. that his district in Davao del Norte province was allotted P5 billion worth of projects. In fact, Alvarez said he never saw the national expenditure program (NEP) prepared by the Department of Budget and Management. 'Executive function' "Congress has nothin...Keep on reading: Alvarez, Fariñas deny having hand in pork insertions in budget.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 11th, 2018

Arroyo, Andaya deny getting biggest 2019 budget

Arroyo, Andaya deny getting biggest 2019 budget.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsDec 11th, 2018

Andaya grills Diokno over P75-B ‘insertion’ in DPWH budget for 2019

MANILA, Philippines – A heated exchange erupted at the Batasang Pambansa after House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya Jr quizzed Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno about the alleged multi-billion-peso allocations that the latter’s department “inserted” into the proposed P3.757-trillion budget for 2019.  Andaya was interpellating the Department of Budget and ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 11th, 2018

Arroyo allies got ‘pork’? But 2019 budget prepared during Alvarez time – Andaya

MANILA, Philippines – House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya Jr deflected the accusation of Senator Panfilo Lacson that allies of Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo received huge insertions in the proposed P3.757-trillion budget for 2019. Andaya on Monday, December 10, delivered a privilege speech as a response to Lacson’s allegations ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 10th, 2018

Duterte wants Arroyo to explain alleged P2.4-B ‘pork’ – Panelo

MANILA, Philippines --- President Rodrigo Duterte wants to hear the explanation of Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on the alleged pork barrel insertions in the proposed 2019 national budget, Malacaang said Monday. "He (Duterte) said that there will be some explanation on the part of Speaker Arroyo and others. So let's hear them," Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo told reporters in a Palace briefing when asked about the President's stand on the supposed budget insertions. Earlier, Senator Panfilo Lacson revealed that the funds were allocated to Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, who received P2.4 billion worth of projects, and House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya Jr., P1.9...Keep on reading: Duterte wants Arroyo to explain alleged P2.4-B ‘pork’ – Panelo.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 10th, 2018

Other solons got bigger budget than Arroyo& shy;& mdash;Andaya

Other solons got bigger budget than Arroyo& shy;& mdash;Andaya.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 7th, 2018

Lacson insists: It’s ‘pork’; a ‘blessed few’ to get more

Senator Panfilo Lacson is standing by his allegation that the P60 million allocated for each member of the House of Representatives in the proposed national budget is pork, saying a "blessed few" may even get more.   "They excised P20B from the 51.792B proposed national budget and appropriated P60M to each of their 297 members, probably more to a blessed few since a simple computation tells me there is an excess of 2.17B," Lacson said in a text message on Thursday.   "If that isn't pork, tell me what is?" he said.   Lacson issued the statement when sought for comment on House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya, Jr.'s statement that the funds for lawmakers...Keep on reading: Lacson insists: It’s ‘pork’; a ‘blessed few’ to get more.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 29th, 2018

P60 milyon pondo kada kongresista, di pork barrel

Hindi pork barrel ang P60 milyon na ilalaan kada kongresista mula sa 2019 budget, ayon kay House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya.   Source link link: P60 milyon pondo kada kongresista, 'di pork barrel'.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsNov 28th, 2018

Congressmen, senators to get millions each in 2019 budget – Andaya

MANILA, Philippines – House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya said each member of both houses of Congress will receive millions of pesos in allocations under the proposed P3.757-trillion budget for 2019 for their pet projects. Andaya disclosed this on Wednesday, November 28, days after Senator Panfilo Lacson alleged that ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 28th, 2018

Gov’t workers to get 2019 pay hike on time – Andaya

  The House leadership on Saturday sought to assure government workers that they would receive salary increases on time next year even if a delay loomed in the passage of the 2019 national budget.   "The fate of the 2019 national budget will have no impact on the scheduled round of pay hikes next year for government personnel," House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya Jr. said in a statement.   "It will go on as programmed even in the event of a slight delay in the signing into law of the 2019 budget," added Andaya, budget secretary during the Arroyo administration.   Marked date   "The rumor that the programmed increase of the salaries of ...Keep on reading: Gov’t workers to get 2019 pay hike on time – Andaya.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 24th, 2018

Budget delay won’t affect pay hike for state workers

The more than one million government workers will receive their fourth and last annual salary increase next year as scheduled, House of Representatives Majority Leader Rolando Andaya Jr. said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 24th, 2018

House to approve ‘pork-free’ 2019 budget today — Andaya

The House of Representatives will pass the proposed P3.757-trillion 2019 budget on final reading during their afternoon session today, according to House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya Jr. "In line with our constitutional duty as well as the agreement with the finance committee of the Senate, we will pass the budget on third reading today..." Andaya said in a press briefing. This is contrary to the chamber's November 28 target date of approval, which Senate President Vicente Sotto III said was "too late." READ: House to approve 2019 nat'l budget on November 28 -- panel exec READ: Senators doubt okay of P3.7-T budget by Dec. 12 Andaya also dismissed Senator Panfilo Lacson's...Keep on reading: House to approve ‘pork-free’ 2019 budget today — Andaya.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 20th, 2018