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Diokno a no-show at House budget probe anew 

BUDGET Secretary Benjamin Diokno backpedalled on his decision to attend the hearing of the House of Representatives’  Committee on Appropriations today, Friday, on the supposedly anomalous budget allocations. In a…READ The post Diokno a no-show at House budget probe anew  appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource: manilatimes_net manilatimes_netFeb 8th, 2019

Diokno a no-show at House budget probe anew 

BUDGET Secretary Benjamin Diokno backpedalled on his decision to attend the hearing of the House of Representatives’  Committee on Appropriations today, Friday, on the supposedly anomalous budget allocations. In a…READ The post Diokno a no-show at House budget probe anew  appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated 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

House probes budget anomalies under Diokno | Midday wRap

Today on Rappler: The House opens its probe into the alleged anomalies in the 2018 budget and the proposed P3.7-trillion budget in 2019, both prepared under Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno. Apple cuts its revenue outlook for the first quarter of 2019 from $91 billion to $84 billion. NASA scientists show detailed images of Ultima Thule , an icy celestial body shaped like a ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 3rd, 2019

Diokno ‘not allowed’ to attend House probe on ‘pork insertions’

MANILA, Philippines --- Department of Budget and Management (DBM) Secretary Benjamin Diokno has not been "allowed" to attend the House of Representatives' probe on alleged "pork insertions" in the 2019 national budget.   Diokno himself disclosed this in an interview with ABS-CBN News Channel's morning show, Headstart, on Monday.   "I'm not allowed to attend," he said without saying where the instruction came from.   "Because what do they want from me? To say that I don't know these people? Then I'll just issue an affidavit. I don't know these people," he went on.   He was referring to two construction firm --- the CT Leoncio Construction and T...Keep on reading: Diokno ‘not allowed’ to attend House probe on ‘pork insertions’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 17th, 2018

Benjamin Diokno to attend House probe on budget

Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno will attend today’s House of Representatives appropriations committee hearing on the allegedly anomalous budget allocation practices of the Department of Budget and Management (DBM)......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated 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

House set to subpoena Budget chief over snub - The Manila Times Online

The House appropriations panel will issue a subpoena against Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno for failing to show up in public inquiries into the budget mess for the fifth time. [There]READ The post H.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsFeb 7th, 2019

House panel to subpoena Diokno over budget mess

THE House of Representatives’ appropriations panel will subpoena Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno for failing to show up in the public inquiryon the budget mess for the fifth time. “[There] are…READ The post House panel to subpoena Diokno over budget mess appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsFeb 6th, 2019

House panel to subpoena Diokno over budget mess

THE House of Representatives’ appropriations panel will subpoena Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno for failing to show up in the public inquiryon the budget mess for the fifth time. “[There] are…READ The post House panel to subpoena Diokno over budget mess appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsFeb 6th, 2019

Andaya: DBM generated P370B ‘pork’ in 2017, more in 2018

MANILA, Philippines --- The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) has generated some P370 billion "pork" in 2017 and more in 2018, which could be used to "sway the outcome" of the May polls, House appropriations panel chair Rolando Andaya Jr. claimed Tuesday. Andaya said he has documents to show that the DBM generated a total of P370 billion in savings in 2017, which is at full disposal of Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokono. "Documents in our possession show that for 2017, a total of P370 billion was generated in savings. This amount was at the full disposal of Secretary Diokno," Andaya said in a statement. "We also know that the amount for 2018 savings is higher. More than e...Keep on reading: Andaya: DBM generated P370B ‘pork’ in 2017, more in 2018.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 5th, 2019

House to Benjamin Diokno: Explain absence in budget probe

The House of Representatives appropriations committee yesterday required Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno to explain his continued absence in its inquiry on allegedly questionable budget allocation practices by the Department of Budget and Management......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 29th, 2019

Rolando Andaya Jr. quits as majority leader, heads appropriations

The key official of the House of Representatives who spearheaded the probe on the alleged flood fund scam and budget insertions of Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno resigned from his post yesterday, but took another post in the chamber......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 21st, 2019

LIVE: House hearing on alleged budget anomalies under Diokno

The House of Representatives on Tuesday, January 15, continues its probe into the alleged anomalies in the current 2018 budget and the proposed P3.757-trillion budget in 2019, both prepared under Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno. Watch the hearing on Rappler. – Rappler.com.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 15th, 2019

Sotto: Senate won’t probe Diokno, ‘too many things on our plate’

THE Senate is keeping a distance from an investigation by the House of Representatives into the alleged flood control fund scam involving Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno and his in-laws, its…READ The post Sotto: Senate won’t probe Diokno, ‘too many things on our plate’ appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsJan 7th, 2019

House panel to invite Diokno, in-laws to Sorsogon infra projects probe

MANILA, Philippines – A House of Representatives panel is set to invite Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno and his in-laws to attend an ongoing probe into allegedly anomalous infrastructure projects in Sorsogon province. In a statement on Saturday, January 5, House Majority Leader and rules committee chairperson Rolando Andaya Jr ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 6th, 2019

House probe uncovers P332-billion flood fund scam

Clearly a “flood control scam,” lawmakers said yesterday of the allocation by the Department of Budget and Management under Benjamin Diokno of P332 billion for non-existent flood control projects in a short span of three years......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 4th, 2019

House to kick off probe into alleged budget anomalies under Diokno

MANILA, Philippines – The House is opening on Thursday, January 3, its probe into the alleged anomalies in the current 2018 budget and the proposed P3.757-trillion budget in 2019, both prepared under Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno.  The House committee on rules, chaired by Majority Leader Rolando Andaya Jr, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 2nd, 2019

Diokno to defy House probe | The Manila Times Online

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has ordered Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno to snub the House of Representatives probe on alleged pork insertions in the 2019 national budget, Malacaang said on Tuesday. Spe.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsDec 19th, 2018

Diokno to defy House probe

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has ordered Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno to snub the House of Representatives’ probe on alleged “pork insertions” in the 2019 national budget, Malacañang said on Tuesday. Speaking…READ The post Diokno to defy House probe appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsDec 19th, 2018

House probe into Diokno a diversion, Palace asserts

A House of Representatives probe into Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno's alleged links to a "favored contractor" and to P75 billion in alleged insertions into the proposed Department of Public Works and Highway budget is a diversion, a Malacañang spokesperson said Tuesday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 18th, 2018