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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

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: gossipSource:  pepRelated NewsAug 30th, 2016

Senate adds P10 million in SUCs’ budget for 2018

Senate adds P10 million in SUCs’ budget for 2018.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News1 min. ago

Senate panel approves PCOO 2018 budget - Philippine Canadian Inquirer

Senate panel approves PCOO 2018 budget - Philippine Canadian Inquirer.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated News3 hr. 1 min. ago

Senate panel OKs P60-B agriculture budget

Senate panel OKs P60-B agriculture budget.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News20 hr. 27 min. ago

Senate targets Oct. OK of 2018 budget

Senate targets Oct. OK of 2018 budget.....»»

Category: Source:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 19th, 2017

Peace activists laud Senate approval of P33.4B ARMM budget

Peace activists laud Senate approval of P33.4B ARMM budget.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 19th, 2017

Senate committee approves SBMA’s budget

Senate committee approves SBMA’s budget.....»»

Category: Source:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 19th, 2017

Senate vows to speed up bill abolishing 'corrupt, arrogant' Road Board

Senate vows to speed up bill abolishing 'corrupt, arrogant' Road Board.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 18th, 2017

ARMM 2018 budget passes Senate Finance Committee

ARMM 2018 budget passes Senate Finance Committee.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsSep 18th, 2017

Legarda vows ample budget for CHR, NPIC - The Manila Times

Legarda vows ample budget for CHR, NPIC - The Manila Times.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsSep 17th, 2017

Legarda vows ample budget for CHR, NPIC – The Manila Times

Legarda vows ample budget for CHR, NPIC – The Manila Times.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 17th, 2017

Legarda vows ample budget for CHR, NPIC

Legarda vows ample budget for CHR, NPIC.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsSep 17th, 2017

After House budget cut, Senate approves NCIP's P1B budget

After House budget cut, Senate approves NCIP's P1B budget.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 15th, 2017

Senate panel OKs P1.1-B NCIP budget

MANILA, Philippines — The Senate committee on finance has approved the P1.1-billion proposed budget for the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP).....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 15th, 2017

Senate finance panel approves NCIP’s P1.1-B proposed budget

Senate finance panel approves NCIP’s P1.1-B proposed budget.....»»

Category: Source:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 15th, 2017

Senate to work with House to find viable means on budget of CHR, 2 other agencies - Inquirer.net

Senate to work with House to find viable means on budget of CHR, 2 other agencies - Inquirer.net.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsSep 15th, 2017