Andaya: Payables cause for worry

December 13, 2018
A HOUSE leader warned yesterday that the government could be accused of swindling legitimate contractors if it would not prioritize settling P100 billion in government payables to them amid the alleged P75-billion insertions made by embattled Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno in the proposed 2019 P3.757-trillion national budget.

Diokno ‘betrayed’ Duterte — Andaya

December 12, 2018
HOUSE Majority Floor Leader Camarines Sur Rep. Rolando “Nonoy” Andaya Jr. yesterday accused Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno of betraying President Rodrigo “Rody” Duterte for allegedly manipulating the budget process by supposedly inserting P75 billion in the proposed 2019 P3.757-trillion national budget.

Why single out Pampanga? Speaker asks

December 11, 2018
FORMER President and now Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo yesterday said she felt being unfairly singled out in the issue of budget allocation because her district is not among the highest of those that were earmarked allocations by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM).

Lacson pork claims denied

December 06, 2018
Compostela Valley Rep. Maria Carmen Zamora, the main plenary sponsor of the national budget and a senior vice chairperson of the panel, said the allocated funds under House Bill (HB) No. 8169 or the national budget for various districts, including that of Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s second district of Pampanga, originated from the figures submitted by the Department of Budget (DBM) during the time of former Speaker Pantaleon “Bebot” Alvarez.