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Release retirement benefits of 40 PAO lawyers, DBM told

JUSTICE Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II yesterday called on Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno to abide by the decision of a Quezon City court and order the release of P130 million in retirement benefits of 40 public lawyers, five of whom have already passed away. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); In a…
  • Published in Nation

Soldiers, cops’ pay hike awaits Congress okay

Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno bared yesterday that the proposal to increase the salaries of the military and the uniformed personnel (MUP) is now in the hands of Congress. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); In a statement, Diokno said the draft resolution containing the modified base pay schedule of MUP has…
  • Published in Nation

Tuition-free education

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has signed into law a bill granting tuition-free education in state universities and colleges (SUCs), boosting the image of the administration in the eyes of the people. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); This despite the fact that the Duterte administration’s top economic managers, including Budget Secretary Benjamin…
  • Published in Newsdesk

P24B appropriated for 3rd tranche of gov’t workers’ pay hike in 2018

Government workers will receive the third tranche of their salary increase next year as around P24 billion has been appropriated in the 2018 national budget for the government workers’ pay hike. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno announced this yesterday. “We have set aside P24 billion for…
  • Published in Nation

2018 P3Tr budget sent to congress

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte yesterday submitted to Congress his P3.767 trillion budget for next year to help fund a massive infrastructure overhaul. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Budget chief Benjamin Diokno said that roughly one-fourth of the 2018 General Appropriations Act will be spent on infrastructure. It will mark the first…

Senators to eco managers: Fund tuition in SUCs

SOME senators appealed to economic managers of the Duterte administration to reconsider their opposition to full government subsidy of tuition fee in state universities and colleges (SUCs). (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Senator JV Ejercito stressed that the government should invest on higher education rather than on dole outs for…

Will to ‘rightsize’

Political will, you said? But it is precisely what President Duterte personifies. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); In short, he walks the talk and what comes out of his mouth his muscles make happen. And righting the wrongs of the past is his proud work in progress. Rightsizing government falls…
  • Published in Newsdesk

Duterte can do better than Lim

After unanimously passing the bill that would grant free tuition in state universities and colleges (SUCs) in the country, our senators are now calling on the economic top honchos of the Duterte administration to reconsider their opposition on the provision of full government subsidy of tuition fee in SUCs. (adsbygoogle…
  • Published in Opinion

Diokno hits Ping on ‘pork’

“WHAT pork?” Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno said as he slammed Sen. Panfilo Ping Lacson for claiming that the proposed 2018 budget has “pork” or discretionary funds in it. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); “Let’s not start talking about pork. Hindi naman siya sigurado na may pork nga sa budget. Look…
  • Published in Nation

Mission Possible

40 House Bills and Resolutions. Iyan ang bilang ng mga isinulat ko nang mga panukalang batas at resolusyon sa unang taon ko bilang kinatawan ng Malabon City nitong 17th Congress. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Marami ang nagsasabi na sobrang dami na nating batas at sa implementation o enforcement talaga…
  • Published in Opinion
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