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Bicameral budget talks start amid differences

BOTH CHAMBERS of Congress yesterday began meeting in a bid to ensure Dec. 19 enactment of next year’s proposed P3.767-trillion national budget, amid major...

Budget, tax reform in Senate, ahead of bicam talks

IN WHAT is expected to be at least three weeks left for Congress to pass the priority legislation of President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s administration,...

Senate budget debates begin with funds for drug war

SENATORS ON Thursday, Nov. 16, debated over the realignment of P900 million for the Philippine National Police’s (PNP) anti-illegal drug campaign “Oplan Double Barrel”...

Davao OK’s P7.8-B budget for 2018

THE CITY’s legislative body has approved the proposed P7.8-billion budget for 2018, which is P2 million lower than the P8-billion allocation this year. The...

Duterte sacks budget undersecretary for corruption

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte has axed a budget official for alleged corruption, Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto C. Abella said in a press briefing in Malacañang...

ACPC gets higher budget

THE Agricultural Credit Policy Council’s (ACPC’s) budget for next year climbed by more than a fifth from 2017’s as the Department of Agriculture (DA)...

Drilon threatens to block Customs budget

SENATE Minority Floor Leader Franklin M. Drilon has threatened to block the Customs’ bureau’s proposed P3.105-billion budget if an order that has exempted containerized...

Congress to be sought for budget on Marawi

By Melissa Luz T. Lopez Senior Reporter THE EXECUTIVE will be asking Congress to pass a supplemental budget once it finalizes rehabilitation plans for Marawi City,...

Senate finance committee approves DoJ 2018 budget

THE Senate Committee on Finance has approved the P17 billion budget of the Department of Justice (DoJ) after postponing deliberations on the department’s funding...

Earth’s 2017 resource ‘budget’ spent by next week — report

PARIS -- Humanity will have used up its allowance of planetary resources such as water, soil, and clean air for all of 2017 by...

Infrastructure spending picks up amid concerns

By Elijah Joseph C. Tubayan and Ian Nicolas P. Cigaral, Reporters STATE infrastructure and other capital outlays surged in May, according to the Department of...

Philippine government's fiscal performance (as of January 2016)

The government posted a budget deficit in January this year, but economists believe state spending should have increased faster ahead of the March 25-May...

Philippine government disbursement performance

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The impact of budgets

Getting The Edge In Professional Selling — Terence A. Hockenhull What can a salesperson do when a customer rejects a suggested product based on cost? One...