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Labella defends P30M intelligence funds, Dizon opposes

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella defended the allocation of P30 million intelligence funds in the proposed 2021 annual budget. The mayor said that the Office of the Mayor’s intelligence funds should not be more than 30 percent of the Peace and Order Programs budget. The city’s allocation of the Peace and […] The post Labella defends P30M intelligence funds, Dizon opposes appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerNov 26th, 2020

Cayetano defends P50-million SEA Games cauldron | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler:   P1.5 billion worth of SEA Games funds will not undergo public bidding House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano defends the P50-million cauldron which earned the ire of Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon and Filipinos online. Robredo lost Cabinet post due to request for drug war docs, intel – Panelo Malacañang says Tuesday, November 19, Vice President Leni Robredo's requests for documents and intelligence reports related to the government’s ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 19th, 2019

Pondo para sa COVID-19 vaccines, sapat – Dizon

Manila, Philippines – Nilinaw na may sapat na pondo ang bansa para sa bakuna laban sa coronavirus disease 2019, ayon kay National Action Plan Against COVID-19 deputy chief implementer Vivencio “Vince” Dizon. “Absolutely we do have enough funds for the target number of doses and number of vaccinations with everything, all in na po ‘yun […] The post Pondo para sa COVID-19 vaccines, sapat – Dizon appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsJan 20th, 2021

Duterte veto on intel fund disclosure questioned

Militant lawmakers yesterday questioned the veto by President Duterte of a provision in the 2021 national budget law that requires him to report to Congress the government’s use of intelligence funds......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 31st, 2020

Duterte refuses to submit reports on use of intel funds to Congress

President Rodrigo Duterte has vetoed about a dozen provisions of the 2021 national budget, including one that requires the executive branch to submit quarterly reports on the use of intelligence funds to Congress......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 29th, 2020

City dad questions P2.5 million proposed travel expenses of Labella

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Councilor Alvin Dizon has questioned the P2.5 million proposed travel expenses for Mayor Edgardo Labella saying the amount can be used to augment the city’s COVID-19 response. The budget is part of the P10.8 billion proposed annual budget for 2021. Dizon said in the budget hearing on December 3, […] The post City dad questions P2.5 million proposed travel expenses of Labella appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2020

Labella insists on using SRP sales as source for 2021 annual budget

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella has insisted on using the proceeds of the 2015 sale of South Road Property (SRP) lots as a source of funds for the 2021 annual budget. The mayor has proposed sourcing P3 billion from the remaining P5 billion funds of the SRP sales for the P10.8 […] The post Labella insists on using SRP sales as source for 2021 annual budget appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 28th, 2020

Cebu City Police ready to implement caroling ban

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Law enforcers here are ready to implement the order of the city government to ban street caroling this December. Police Major Randy Caballes, chief of the City Intelligence Branch (CIB), said the Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) recently received a copy of the executive order (EO) of Mayor Edgardo Labella, prohibiting […] The post Cebu City Police ready to implement caroling ban appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 11th, 2020

On World Teachers Day, Duterte urged to realign intelligence funds to education sector

Local government units and the private sector have had to step in to aid the education department's efforts to provide for the more than 24 million students enrolled so far. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 5th, 2020

Budget sa medical scholarship napakaliit – Sen. Recto

Ikinumpara ni Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto ang magagasta sa libreng pagpapa-aral ng mga nangangarap at kaparapat dapat na maging doktor sa intelligence and confidential funds. Ipinunto ni Recto na napakaliit ng kailangan pondo para sa medical scholarship ngunit malaki naman ang maibubunga sa isang bansa katulad ng Pilipinas na kulang ang mga pampublikong […] The post Budget sa medical scholarship napakaliit – Sen. Recto appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 16th, 2020

Rody& rsquo;s intel budget & lsquo;too much& rsquo;

President Rodrigo Duterte’s confidential intelligence funds for year 2021, from the proposed P4.5-trillion national budget, face questioning by a member of the Senate, who wanted to know how the money would be spent......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 13th, 2020

Group to Congress: Increase funding for education, social services in 2021 budget

"Realign the [excessive] intelligence and war funds to the health system, education, and to aid provision for grappling families and essential institutions. Infrastructure budget should go to the building of schools and medical facilities. These are where our money should go,” the Alliance of Concerned Teachers said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 4th, 2020

Cebu City needs comprehensive pandemic ‘bounce back’ plan – dad

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Councilor Alvin Dizon is asking Mayor Edgardo Labella and Vice Mayor Michael Rama to convene the executive and legislative departments of the city to create a comprehensive recovery plan for the pandemic. Dizon said that the economic impacts of the pandemic were already being felt here in the city […] The post Cebu City needs comprehensive pandemic ‘bounce back’ plan – dad appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 21st, 2020

Cebu City prepares budget for ‘future COVID-19 vaccine’

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella said the city is preparing funds for a vaccine against the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) once it becomes available. Labella said that the city is prioritizing the allocation of funds for a vaccine expected in 2021 since the national government said it can buy vaccine for […] The post Cebu City prepares budget for ‘future COVID-19 vaccine’ appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 5th, 2020

Labella orders review of Cebu City’s 2020 budget to identify ‘unused’ money

CEBU CITY, Philippines — On the instructions of Mayor Edgardo Labella, Cebu City’s local finance committee has asked the heads of the different offices at City Hall to go over their allocation for 2020 and identify unused funds. Councilor Ramond Alvin Garcia, the committee head, said they wanted to identify possible sources of funds that […] The post Labella orders review of Cebu City’s 2020 budget to identify ‘unused’ money appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 5th, 2020

Cebu City mayor Labella urged to release PWDs cash aids

AROUND 12,000 persons with disabilities appealed to Cebu City mayor Edgardo Labella to immediately release their quarterly financial aid. This as the Cebu City Council has approved a resolution urging the mayor to release the P3,000 quarterly assistance for PWDs. North District City Councilor Alvin Dizon, who sponsored the resolution, told DAILY TRIBUNE that the […] The post Cebu City mayor Labella urged to release PWDs cash aids appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJul 19th, 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

Dizon to Labella: Release cash aid for PWDs

Cebu City, Philippines — The fifth month of the year is about to end, but the Cebu City government is yet to release the cash aid for Persons with Disabilities (PWDs). Councilor Alvin Dizon has asked Mayor Edgardo Labella to already facilitate the release of the allocation which was included in this year’s annual budget. […] The post Dizon to Labella: Release cash aid for PWDs appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 30th, 2020

Dizon to Labella: Suspend use of ECQ passes

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Councilor Alvin Dizon is asking Mayor Edgardo Labella to suspend the use of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) passes as this has caused more problem for the city’s constituents.  In a text message to CDN Digital, Dizon said the ECQ passes had only created chaos and confusion instead of […] The post Dizon to Labella: Suspend use of ECQ passes appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 4th, 2020

Cebu City willing to purchase COVID-19 test kits

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Cebu City Government expressed willingness to purchase Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) testing kits if it meant widening their surveillance monitoring, and rapidly obtain results. At a press interview, Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella said he was open to the idea of using city government funds to acquire COVID-19 test kits, […] The post Cebu City willing to purchase COVID-19 test kits appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 16th, 2020

DICT intel fund a backdoor for corruption, civil rights violations - Karapatan

Human rights group Karapatan called for an independent investigation of the intelligence and confidential funds allocated for all government agencies, as it slammed the allocation of such funds for the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT)......»»

Category: newsSource:  samarnewsRelated NewsFeb 25th, 2020