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Chiz Vows to Fight for CHR Budget in Senate

Chiz Vows to Fight for CHR Budget in Senate.....»»

Category: newsSource: metrocebu metrocebuSep 14th, 2017

Pacquiao vows bigger PSC budget

SENATOR Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao assured the Philippine Sports Commission yesterday that in his capacity as chairman of the Senate committee on Sports, he shall push for additional budget allocation of the agency for 2019. Speaking in the press conference for the PSC-Pacquiao Amateur Boxing Cup, a joint grassroots sports project….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsDec 12th, 2017

Duterte vows anew to resign if he fails to solve drug crisis

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte on Friday, Nov. 24, vowed anew he would resign if he fails to solve the country’s drug crisis. He made these remarks amid the ongoing deliberations in the Senate on the 2018 national budget, including the proposed budget for the Oplan Double Barrel anti-drug campaign of the Philippine National Police (PNP). […] The post Duterte vows anew to resign if he fails to solve drug crisis appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsNov 24th, 2017

CHR final budget depends on bicam — DBM

MANILA, Philippines — The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) can still fight for a higher budget with the support of the Senate, the Department of Budget and M.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 13th, 2017

Lacson vows to fight for P678-million CHR budget

Lacson vows to fight for P678-million CHR budget.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 13th, 2017

Duterte seeks funding for 30,000 troops to fight threat ‘bigger than Marawi crisis’

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has asked Congress to support the budget for the hiring of additional 30,000 troops following the discovery of a new security threat in Mindanao which is “bigger than” the Marawi crisis. Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon and Sen. Panfilo Lacson said on Wednesday that the President has asked their support to address [...].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2017

Trump budget plan shows how he would reshape nation – CNN News

An early glimpse at President Donald Trump's first budget proposal offers the clearest blueprint yet of how he plans to remake the nation. The plan envisages a 10% hike in military spending to be paid for by sharp cuts in other government departments, with the State Department and the Environmental Protection Agency each bracing for a particularly painful hit. If enacted, the plan would involve a radical domestic reshaping of the federal government paired with a shift in the posture of American diplomacy around the world. It is an approach that flows directly from the rhetoric and positions adopted by Trump on the campaign trail playing to his grass-roots supporters' deep distrust of Washington and his &'8220;America First&'8221; political creed. &'8220;This is a landmark event, a message to the world, in these dangerous times, of American strength, security and resolve,&'8221; Trump said Monday. The budget plan comes at a time when the administration is making strenuous efforts to flesh out the ideological and political foundations on which the new GOP White House is built. Top officials, including the President, previewed a strident change of political direction at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) last week, and Trump will intensify the effort with his first address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday night &'8212; a crucial moment for the new administration. But the controversial nature of Trump's emerging budget &'8212; always a magnet for partisan opposition &'8212; guarantees a fight that will test the White House's capacity to corral lawmakers and shape public opinion. It also demonstrates a desire to boost military might and de-emphasize diplomatic reductions that will reverberate in foreign capitals of friends and foes alike. Already, a cadre of retired generals and admirals has warned that cutting State Department funding on diplomacy and development would make America less safe. Democrats say they will use every tool at their disposal, which includes the power of the filibuster in the Senate, to block Trump's plans. The President could also face resistance from Republican budget hawks in Congress. Defense hawks, meanwhile, are arguing that the $54 billion dollar hike in defense spending is not enough after years of budget sequestration that capped military funding. It is not yet clear exactly where the cuts will come from. Monday's announcement involved top-line numbers from the 2018 budget sent to government agencies that must now work out how to adjust their spending. Any budget issued by the White House is merely an opening bid, and many soon become worthless documents once Congress, with its competing demands on the public purse, gets to work. Democrats, who could try to frustrate Trump by refusing to lift caps on defense spending by wielding the Senate filibuster, sensed a political opportunity to undercut Trump's appeal to working-class voters as they try to rebuild their party's support ahead of midterm elections next year. &'8220;The budget proposal is a reflection of where the President is at and who he is (and) what today's hard-right Republican party &'8212; which has done this budget through its Cabinet &'8212; believes in,&'8221; said Democratic Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. &'8220;Which is relieve the burdens on the wealthy and special interests, whether they be coal companies or financiers, and put the burden on the middle class.&'8221; But Trump styles himself as a shrewd negotiator steeped in the give-and-take of real estate transactions and is known for making the kinds of bold opening gambits that the budget announcement on Monday represents. The proposals were also formulated directly from the fiery speeches of the President's campaign, which underpinned his belief that he has a mandate for radical change and might make any compromise harder. &'8220;When you see these reductions, you'll be able to tie it back to a speech the President gave, or something the President had said previously,&'8221; Trump's budget director, Mick Mulvaney, told reporters on Monday. &'8220;We are taking his words and turning them into policies and dollars.&'8221; The goals are consistent with the theory of Trumpism laid out by the President's political adviser, Steve Bannon, at CPAC last week, which included a push to &'8220;deconstruct the administrative state.&'8221; Indeed, the budget would remold the federal government by paring back programs introduced by the Obama administration &'8212; for example, EPA regulations on the fossil fuels industry &'8212; and other agency reductions. In practice, according to Mulvaney, that involves a sweeping reset of political priorities. &'8220;It is a true 'America first' budget,&'8221; said Mulvaney. &'8220;It will show the President is keeping his promises and doing exactly what he said he was going to do when he ran for office. It prioritized rebuilding the military, including restoring our nuclear capabilities, protecting the nation and securing the border, enforcing the laws currently on the books, taking care of vets and increasing school choice.&'8221; Still, with Trump vowing not to touch popular non-discretionary spending targets like Medicare and Social Security, his budget team faces a tortuous task in wringing out savings at agencies while preserving room for Trump's promised big tax cuts. Every dollar that is cut from discretionary spending could affect other popular and vital programs, including transportation, conservation, agriculture and commerce &'8212; all of which have powerful lobbies ready to go into battle for their funding. And Trump does not want to tighten the national belt everywhere. For instance, he is proposing spending billions of dollars on his pet project of a southern border wall, though he has promised [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsFeb 28th, 2017

Senate vows to scrutinize 2017 budget

Senate vows to scrutinize 2017 budget.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsAug 30th, 2016

Go on Senate probe, NBI on Rappler case, Pope Francis weds couple on papal plane | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: Special Assistant to the President Bong Go says he will attend the Senate probe on the P15.5-billion frigate deal if he receives an invitation.  The National Bureau of Investigation said Rappler could still be liable for cybercrime even if the law is not retroactive.  Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez threatens to give 'zero budget' to the provinces ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 19th, 2018

Dureza vows push for Cordillera autonomy bill, Bangsamoro options

PRESIDENTIAL PEACE Adviser Jesus G. Dureza has promised to push for legislation that will establish the Autonomous Region of the Cordillera (ARC) as Senator Juan Miguel F. Zubiri declared on Wednesday that he will author a counterpart bill in the Senate. “I will continue to advocate Cordillera’s autonomy in the Palace and in the Senate. […] The post Dureza vows push for Cordillera autonomy bill, Bangsamoro options appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJan 18th, 2018

Koko stresses: China s communist briefing on fight vs corruption, not communism

MANILA, Philippines — Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III said that the briefing PDP-Laban received from the Communist Party of China was about fighting c Source link link: Koko stresses: China's communist briefing on fight vs corruption, not communism.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJan 12th, 2018

China s Communist Party briefs PDP-Laban on fight vs corruption

MANILA, Philippines — Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III said that the briefing PDP-Laban received from the Communist Party of China was about fighting c Source link link: China's Communist Party briefs PDP-Laban on fight vs corruption.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJan 12th, 2018

China s Communist Party briefs PDP-Laban on fight vs corruption

MANILA, Philippines — Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III said that the briefing PDP-Laban received from the Communist Party of China was about fighting c.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 12th, 2018

Senate resumes Cha-cha hearing on Jan. 17

The Senate will open discussions anew on the proposed amendment or revision of the 1987 Constitution next Wednesday, January 17, after the House of Representatives finished deliberations on the P3.767-trillion national budget for 2018 and the new government tax program TRAIN......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJan 10th, 2018

Milan Melindo vows to fight on: I can be world champion again

MANILA, Philippines - Milan Melindo arrived back in Cebu from Japan on Wednesday evening, January 3, about an hour after originally he was originally scheduled. It had been a tough last few days for the Cagayan de Oro City native, who lost his IBF junior flyweight title ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 4th, 2018

Legarda: President Duterte Enacts P3.767-Trillion 2018 National Budget

December 19, 2017. Senator Loren Legarda today said that President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has signed into law the 2018 General Appropriations Act (GAA) amounting to Php3.767 Trillion-the highest allocation by any administration. Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Finance, reiterated that the 2018 GAA is a… Source link link: Legarda: President Duterte Enacts P3.767-Trillion 2018 National Budget.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 19th, 2017

Senator to pursue higher tax on tobacco than in TRAIN

By Arjay L. Balinbin THE FIGHT for a higher excise tax rate on cigarettes is not over, despite its “unexpected” inclusion in the ratified version of the first package of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) bill, according to Senator Joseph Victor G. Ejercito, chairman of the Senate committee on health and demography. […] The post Senator to pursue higher tax on tobacco than in TRAIN appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsDec 17th, 2017

Rep. Garin denies pressuring Ubial

ILOILO first district Rep. Oscar “Richard” Garin Jr. denied pressuring former Department of Health secretary Paulyn Jean Ubial to buy more Dengvaxia or anti-dengue vaccine. In the Senate hearing on Dec. 14, 2017, Ubial revealed that Rep. Garin pressured her to allocate money budget in the 2018 budget for the additional purchase of dengue vaccines. […] The post Rep. Garin denies pressuring Ubial appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsDec 16th, 2017

Dengvxia mess gets messier

A LOT OF information which made me shake my head came out of the second day of the Senate probe into the Dengvaxia scandal by the blue ribbon committee. Former president Noynoy Aquino III testified along with former executive secretary Jojo Ochoa and budget secretary Florencio Abad. Some of the “revelatory” information that came out […] The post Dengvxia mess gets messier appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsDec 15th, 2017

Garin’s lawmaker-husband ‘pressured’ me to augment budget for more Dengvaxia – Ubial

Paulyn Ubial on Thursday linked her non-confirmation as Department of Health secretary to the Dengvaxia controversy, claiming during a Senate hearing that the congressman-husband of former DOH chief Janette Garin "pressured" her into buying more of the anti-dengue vaccine and including the funds for its purchase in the 2018 national budget......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsDec 14th, 2017

PRIB: Senate ratifies 2018 budget, TRAIN before x mas break

December 14, 2017. The Senate has ratified the bicameral conference committee report for the proposed bills on the 2018 national budget and the Tax Acceleration for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) before it adjourned its session last night, December 13, 2017, for the holiday break. Under the 17th Congress’… Source link link: PRIB: Senate ratifies 2018 budget, TRAIN before x'mas break.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 14th, 2017