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Infra budget to be scrutinized

Speaker Lord Allan Velasco said the House leadership will address the “inequitable” allocation of infrastructure funds under the 2021 proposed budget---an issue that hounded his predecessor, Taguig Rep. Alan Cayetano who, together with his wife and allies, was accused by lawmakers of getting the lion’s share......»»

Category: newsSource: thestandard thestandardOct 17th, 2020

DICT& lsquo;s 2021 plan to boost PH telco infra, free wi-fi coverage

The Php18.18 billion budget being proposed by the Department of Information and Communications for 2021 will boost telecommunications infrastructures across the country and expand the beneficiaries of the government initiative for free Wi-Fi......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 17th, 2020

Bangayan dahil sa infra budget tumitindi

Patindi ng patindi ang bangayan ng ilang mga kongresista dahil pondo na inilaan para sa infrastructure project sa kani-kanilang mga distrito. Sa budget deliberation para sa 2021 budget ng Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) ay nakalkal ang P11 billion na infra budget na napunta sa Camarines Sur. Ito ay higit na mataas kumpara […] The post Bangayan dahil sa infra budget tumitindi appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2020

Dizon wants P400M infra projects allocation realigned to fund city’s COVID-19 fight

CEBU CITY, Philippines –Why do we need to allocate P400 million on infrastructure projects while Cebu City remains under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ)? Councilor Alvin Dizon said that the proposed allocation that was included in Mayor Edgardo Labella’s draft supplemental budget no. 3 should instead be realigned to fund the city’s fight against the coronavirus […] The post Dizon wants P400M infra projects allocation realigned to fund city’s COVID-19 fight appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 17th, 2020

Economic team slashes 2020 infra budget

The economic team has slashed the amount set aside to build infrastructure this year even as total expenditures on public goods and services were jacked up to better respond to the COVID-19 crisis. The latest projections of the Cabinet-level Development Budget Coordination Committee (DBCC) presented by Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III to the Senate on […] The post Economic team slashes 2020 infra budget appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 20th, 2020

Augmenting local budget for infra

A country’s economic development may be directed by the manner of spending and budget allocation by the government. This administration’s Build, Build, Build program has provided the needed stimulus for economic growth. To finance this promising endeavor, tax reforms have been implemented......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMay 7th, 2020

Infra, capital spending dipped to P45.6B in Feb

Infrastructure and capital expenditure of the national government in February fell to P45.6 billion, pulling down the tally for the first two months of 2020, data from the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) showed on Tuesday. In its latest disbursement report, the DBM said the amount was a 9.3-percent decrease from P50.3 billion in […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsApr 28th, 2020

Manila realigns P611-million infra budget to food, financial assistance

MANILA, Philippines – The Manila City government realigned P611 million of its budget originally set for infrastructure to fund its financial assistance and food subsidies for over 600,000 residents.  Mayor Isko Moreno said that the local government decided to reallocate P611 million for ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 26th, 2020

Cayetano insists beef with DBM chief over infra budget not about pork barrel

MANILA, Philippines – Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano denied that alleged pork barrel-like insertions in the infrastructure allocations under the P4.1-trillion budget in 2020 is the root cause of his “brewing disagreement” with Budget Secretary Wendel Avisado.   Cayetano was asked in a radio ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 26th, 2020

Tapyas sa infra projects magreresulta sa pagkawala ng trabaho, mabagal na ekonomiya

POSIBLENG mahirapan umanong bumangon ang ekonomiya ng bansa kapag natapos na ang problema sa coronavirus disease 2019 kung aalisan ng budget ang mga infrastructure projects ng gobyerno. Ayon kay Marikina City Rep. Stella Quimbo tama si House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano na kailangan ang mga infrastructure projects sa ekonomiya kaya dapat ay irekonsidera ng Department […] The post Tapyas sa infra projects magreresulta sa pagkawala ng trabaho, mabagal na ekonomiya appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 25th, 2020

Infra spend up 28% in Nov

Government spending for infrastructure development bared significant improvement for the month of November 2019, latest data from the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) showed. “Infrastructure and other capital outlays rose to P80.9 billion, outpacing last year’s performance by P18 billion or 28.6 percent owing to the payment for completed and partially completed infrastructure projects […] The post Infra spend up 28% in Nov appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJan 31st, 2020

Infra projects assured with 2020 budget

The full implementation of the administration’s big-ticket infrastructure projects under its Build, Build, Build program will start once President Rodrigo Duterte signs the P4.1-trillion national government budget law, a senior lawmaker said on Saturday......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 4th, 2020

Do criminals have more rights than victims?

SEN. Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go, who scrutinized the budget of the Commission on Human Rights (CHR), said the commission seemingly values the rights and lives of drug criminals over those of their innocent victims. “Why does it seem that the CHR only focuses now on the due process and rights of drug lords and ruthless […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsNov 20th, 2019

UPMin wants P12.1B additional budget for infra

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 6 Nov) – The University of the Philippines-Mindanao hopes to get an additional budget of P12.1 billion to be spread across five years starting next year to fund more infrastructure projects within its expansive 204-hectare campus in Tugbok District here. Dr. Larry N. Digal, university chancellor, said during the Wednesdays at […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsNov 6th, 2019

DBM: Infra spending rises to P100B in Sept

STATE infrastructure and capital spending rebounded in September from a month earlier on the back of public works, military and judiciary projects, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) reported on Thursday. In its latest disbursement report, the Budget department said infrastructure and capital spending rose to P100.3 billion in September, a 53.9-percent increase from […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsNov 1st, 2019

Government confident of hitting infra spending target

Economic managers are confident of achieving this year’s total disbursement program of P3.769 trillion through accelerated infrastructure spending in the last quarter despite the delayed implementation of the national budget......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 24th, 2019

Infra spending down to P59.3B in August

The delayed approval of this year’s national budget and the election ban on spending dragged state expenditure for infrastructure and capital outlay in August, the Department of Budget and Management…READ.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2019

Railway projects get 98% of DOTr infra budget, but require P191B more

MANILA, Philippines – Commuters can expect a slew of new trains to ride in the coming years as the Department of Transportation (DOTr) said on Thursday, September 5, it had allocated 98% of infrastructure budget for 2020 to the construction of railway projects. The transport agency presented its proposed budget of ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 6th, 2019

April infra spending down by over 50%

Government spending on infrastructure fell by more than half to P28.3 billion in April, no thanks to the impasse in Congress on this years national budget The post April infra spending down by over 50.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJun 17th, 2019

Government infra spending drops 57% in April

Public spending on infrastructure declined significantly last April due to the delay in the passage of the 2019 budget along with the election ban on public works, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) said yesterday. wd.....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 15th, 2019

DOTr Vows to Speed Up Implementation of Infra Projects

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) vows to fast-track the implementation of its infrastructure projects to cushion the impact of the delay on the passage of the 2019 national budget. Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade said they have committed to fast-track the disbursement for the projects to offset the decline in spending due to the budget impasse […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJun 7th, 2019