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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

Palace defends DBM amid allegations gov t owes contractors P100B

Rep. Rolando Andaya Jr. claimed that the Budget and the Public Works departments owe contractors about P100 billion because of a system that forces them to give kickbacks for completed projects......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News19 hr. 18 min. ago

P100-billion payables restore kickback system — Rolando Andaya

The Department of Budget and Management and the Department of Public Works and Highways owe infrastructure contractors at least P100 billion, Camarines Sur Rep. Rolando Andaya Jr. said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2019

Diokno to Andaya: No illegal cash advances for infra projects under Duterte - Philstar.com

Diokno to Andaya: No 'illegal cash advances' for infra projects under Duterte Philippine Star Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno on Wednesday said the practice of early procurement is not new,.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2019

DPWH list of winning project bidders altered, says Andaya

Official documents submitted to the House of Representatives investigation of an alleged P75-billion public works scam have been altered in what could be an attempt at a massive cover-up, Camarines Sur Rep. Rolando Andaya Jr. said on Wednesday.   A new list of successful bidders for about P1 billion worth of projects in Sorsogon and Catanduanes provinces for 2019 submitted on Tuesday by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) showed different data and omitted the name of a "favored contractor" earlier linked to Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno.   "This alteration of official documents is a serious criminal offense," Andaya said.   Return kickba...Keep on reading: DPWH list of winning project bidders altered, says Andaya.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2019

Diokno to Andaya: No ‘illegal cash advances’ for infra projects under Duterte

Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno on Wednesday said the practice of early procurement is “not new,” as he denied allegations from a lawmaker that contractors paid “commissions” or “cash advances” for multibillion-peso infrastructure projects......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 13th, 2019

P75 billion Diokno ‘insertion’ ends up as lawmakers’ ‘pork barrel’

They quarreled over P75 billion in infrastructure funds in the proposed 2019 national budget, with Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno calling it a “budgetary adjustment” and his congressman-tormentor, Rolando Andaya Jr. of Camarines Sur, labeling it as Diokno’s “pork.”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 12th, 2019

Diokno pushes budget-line item veto despite Andaya& rsquo;s vehement protest

Diokno pushes budget-line item veto despite Andaya& rsquo;s vehement protest.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 12th, 2019

Andaya: Favored contractors seeking refund of kickbacks

"Favored contractors" who prematurely won government contracts by advancing billions of pesos in commissions to public officials now want their money back, Camarines Sur Rep. Rolando Andaya Jr. said on Monday. The chair of the House appropriations committee made the disclosure to raise the pressure on Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno, whom he had accused, along with Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles, of trying to restore P75 billion in public works projects in the 2019 budget to "appease" contractors who had already paid 10 percent to 20 percent in kickbacks to proponents. Contractors upset Andaya said the contracts, worth billions of pesos, fell through when the Senate and t...Keep on reading: Andaya: Favored contractors seeking refund of kickbacks.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 12th, 2019

Andaya threatens to bring budget issue before SC - The Manila Times Online

Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles should be wary in crafting President Rodrigo Dutertes veto or rejection of pork barrel insertions in the newly ratified 2019 budget measure amid his alleged conspiracy.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsFeb 11th, 2019

2 execs set to restore P75-B pork – Andaya

Camarines Sur Rep. Rolando Andaya Jr. on Sunday accused two Cabinet officials of orchestrating the restoration of P75 billion in pork allegedly inserted by budget officials into the proposed 2019 appropriations law but was realigned by lawmakers to their own projects. Andaya, chair of the House of Representatives appropriations committee, said Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno and Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles were maneuvering for the restoration through the President's expected veto message on the P3.8-trillion national budget. "Now that Congress has fulfilled its job in correcting the P75-billion gaffe, Secretaries Diokno and Nograles are back [on] the drawing board to rest...Keep on reading: 2 execs set to restore P75-B pork – Andaya.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 10th, 2019

Solons to partake of P75-billion budget inserts& mdash;Andaya

Solons to partake of P75-billion budget inserts& mdash;Andaya.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 10th, 2019

Rolando Andaya: DBM chief offered P40 billion bribe

Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno had allegedly tried to bribe congressmen with P40 billion in projects to make them stop their investigation into his supposedly anomalous budget practices and the multimillion-peso public works contracts bagged by his in-laws......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 9th, 2019

Lacson, Drilon, 3 peers reject pork-ridden spending measure

Senators opposing the P3.8-trillion national budget allegedly stuffed with pork on Friday refused to ratify the unified Senate-House committee report that ended the two-month impasse over the passage of President Duterte's spending program for 2019.   Voting 15-5, the Senate adopted the committee report prepared by Sen. Loren Legarda and Camarines Sur Rep. Rolando Andaya Jr. but not without firm opposition from Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon and Sen. Panfilo Lacson.   Senators Risa Hontiveros, Bam Aquino and Francis Pangilinan also voted against the report.   According to Drilon, adding his name to the committee report was akin to "signing a blank...Keep on reading: Lacson, Drilon, 3 peers reject pork-ridden spending measure.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 8th, 2019

Andaya says Diokno offered P40-B for lawmakers to ignore ‘insertions’

HOUSE Appropriations committee chair Rolando G. Andaya on Friday accused Budget Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno of offering money to lawmakers to keep silent about the alleged “insertions” in the P3.757 trillion national budget for 2019, which the Cabinet official denied......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsFeb 8th, 2019

Nograles defends Diokno: Cabinet does not resort to bribing

Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles defended Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno from allegations of bribery during a Malacañang press conference on Friday. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 8th, 2019

House cites Diokno in contempt for  repeated snub of budget probe

THE House of Representatives’ Committee on Appropriations on Friday cited Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno in contempt for snubbing anew the public inquiry on the budget mess. Committee chairman Rolando Andaya…READ The post House cites Diokno in contempt for  repeated snub of budget probe appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsFeb 8th, 2019

Diokno tried to bribe lawmakers with P40-B funds, claims Andaya

MANILA, Philippines – House appropriations committee chairman Rolando Andaya Jr accused Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno of trying to bribe lawmakers with P40 billion in government savings so they would allow the latter’s P75-billion "insertion" in the proposed public works budget for 2019.  Andaya made fresh allegations against the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 8th, 2019

Andaya-led House panel summons Diokno to 2019 budget probe

MANILA, Philippines – The House committee on appropriations formally issued a subpoena to Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno, ordering him to attend the hearing on alleged anomalies in the proposed 2019 budget on Friday, February 8. On Thursday, February 7, a copy of the subpoena was sent to reporters ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 7th, 2019

Duterte budget veto faces House of Representatives challenge

The House of Representatives will question before the Supreme Court any veto or rejection by President Duterte of pork barrel insertions in the 2019 national budget, Camarines Sur Rep. Rolando Andaya Jr., appropriations committee chairman, said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 7th, 2019