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2019 national budget – Thinking Port

One-year extension of 2019 budget sought

Credit to Author: besguerra| Date: Sun, 18 Aug 2019 21:35:38 +0000

Void Legarda’s proclamation, ex-Antique gov asks Comelec

MANILA, Philippines — To avoid further delays in government projects and operations, Deputy Speaker and Antique Rep. Loren Legarda has sought a one-year extension of the 2019 budget for capital outlays and operating expenses. Legarda, former chair of the Senate finance committee, filed proposed Joint Resolution No. 9, extending the availability of the current P3.7-trillion […]

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P1B for detention centers ‘ill-advised’

Credit to Author: clopez| Date: Wed, 29 May 2019 21:16:56 +0000

Several senators on Wednesday expressed concern over the decision of the Duterte administration to add P1 billion to the budget

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Duterte: Congress squabble delayed signing of 2019 budget

Credit to Author: Alexander Magno| Date: Wed, 17 Apr 2019 14:25:00 +0000

Rodrigo Duterte

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte blamed the bickering among members of Congress over the delay in the passage of the 2019 national budget, which he signed on Monday, three months after the government operated on a reenacted budget. “Kakaaway nila, kahapon [actually, Monday. —Ed.] ko lang napirmahan ang budget,” Duterte said in his speech […]

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Palace: Unconstitutional House insertions among vetoed items

Credit to Author: besguerra| Date: Tue, 16 Apr 2019 23:21:20 +0000

Palace: Unconstitutional House insertions among vetoed items

MANILA, Philippines — The P95.3 billion worth of appropriations in the P3.8-trillion budget for 2019 vetoed by President Rodrigo Duterte included the “unconstitutional” changes to the spending bill made by the House of Representatives, Malacañang said on Tuesday. Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea said late on Monday that the vetoed appropriations were not found to be […]

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‘Thanks, but why spare Palace, Senate pork?’

Credit to Author: Alexander Magno| Date: Tue, 16 Apr 2019 15:21:04 +0000

‘Thanks, but why spare Palace, Senate pork?’

MANILA, Philippines — Progressive party-list groups on Tuesday welcomed President Rodrigo Duterte’s veto on House insertions in the 2019 spending law, but they remained skeptical on why he kept intact billions-worth of alleged pork insertions by senators. Bayan Muna and ACT Teachers party-list warned that the president’s veto should not be an immediate cause for […]

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Veto of work permits provision in budget disappoints Villanueva

Credit to Author: Alexander Magno| Date: Tue, 16 Apr 2019 13:46:31 +0000

Veto of work permits provision in budget disappoints Villanueva

Sen. Joel Villanueva on Tuesday expressed disappointment over President Rodrigo Duterte’s decision to veto the special provision in the 2019 national budget that seeks to return to the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) the sole authority to issue work permits to foreign workers.

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Villar sees more jobs, positive economic outlook after budget OK

Credit to Author: mfrialde| Date: Tue, 16 Apr 2019 05:08:23 +0000

Senator Cynthia Villar expects more employment opportunities and a positive economic outlook after the enactment into law of the 2019 nudget

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Palace: Vetoed P95.3B in 2019 national budget ‘unconstitutional’

Credit to Author: kadraneda| Date: Tue, 16 Apr 2019 05:07:15 +0000

Palace: Vetoed P95.3B in 2019 national budget 'unconstitutional'

The P95.3 billion vetoed provisions in the 2019 national budget was “unconstitutional,” Malacañang said Tuesday.

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Sotto to Andaya: ‘It’s the people’s victory, silly!’

Credit to Author: Alexander Magno| Date: Mon, 15 Apr 2019 15:41:01 +0000

Sotto to Andaya: ‘It’s the people’s victory, silly!’

Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III shot back at Camarines Sur Rep. Rolando Andaya on Monday as the latter unleashed fresh attacks following the signing of the 2019 budget into law.

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Andaya hints Senate pork intact in Duterte-signed 2019 budget

Credit to Author: Alexander Magno| Date: Mon, 15 Apr 2019 14:39:42 +0000

Andaya hints Senate pork intact in Duterte-signed 2019 budget

MANILA, Philippines — Camarines Sur Rep. Rolando Andaya Jr., hinted Monday that the Senate’s alleged pork is intact in the 2019 national budget which President Rodrigo Duterte has signed. READ: Duterte signs 2019 national budget; vetoes P95.3B Andaya, who chairs House appropriations committee, said this could be the reason why the Senate was “going to […]

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