BIRD FLU UPDATES. Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol holds a press conference on avian influenza at the Department of Agriculture office in Quezon City. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol says he has already identified P31 million from the Quick Response Fund for the initial payment of affected farmers
MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Agriculture (DA) will begin paying farm owners affected by the avian influenza or bird flu outbreak in Pampanga starting next week.
Continue reading DA to start paying farm owners affected by bird flu outbreak SUBMITTED. President Rodrigo Duterte submits the proposed 2018 national budget to Congress. The government’s infrastructure program will get P1.097 trillion in 2018 or 6.3% of the GDP
MANILA, Philippines (Jul. 24, 2017) — President Rodrigo Duterte submitted the P3.77-trillion proposed 2018 national budget to Congress after delivering his second State of the Nation Address on Monday, July 24.
Continue reading ‘Build, build, build’ gets a third of proposed 2018 national budget Image by Rappler.com The Department of Health says the agency’s P144-billion ($3.09 billion) proposed budget for 2017 provides for the prevention and detection of Zika virus and other public health threats
MANILA, Philippines (Sept. 6, 2016) — The Health Department’s P144-billion ($3.09 billion) proposed budget for 2017 provides for the prevention and detection of Zika virus and other public health threats.
Continue reading What DOH is doing to deal with Zika, other public health threats Image by Rappler.com The proposed amount is higher by P10.3 billion ($223.39 million) from this year’s allocation of P24.7 billion ($535.91 million)
MANILA, Philippines (Apr. 19, 2016) — The budget department announced in a statement that funding for 2017 Bottom-up Budgeting (BUB) proposed projects totals P35 billion ($759.09 million).
Continue reading Gov’t allots P35B for 2017 ‘Bottom-up’ budget THIRSTY RICE. Palay is particularly sensitive to drought conditions because it depends on a stable supply of water to grow. File photo by Fritzie Rodriguez/Rappler P11.8 billion will be used for the expansion of irrigation across the country, while the remaining P500 million is for NIA’s Quick Response Funds
MANILA, Philippines (Mar. 2, 2016) — The budget department announced on Wednesday, March 2, that it had released to the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) some P12.3 billion ($ 260.1 million), including funds to address the impact of El Niño this year.
Continue reading DBM releases P12.3 billion in irrigation funds ALOGUINSAN’S HIDDEN BEACH. Hidden behind thick trees, this pristine beach is only one among southern Cebu’s beautiful beaches. Photo courtesy of Sheilamei Abellanoza and Gian Carlo Jubela Of the P24.7-billion allocation from 2016 national budget, Cebu gets P1 billion from the total BUB share
MANILA, Philippines (Feb. 19, 2016) — Are you from Central Visayas?
In a statement released by the Department of Budget and Management Thursday, February 18, Central Visayas will be
Continue reading Central Visayas gets P1.83B for BUB projects Image by Rappler.com The 2017 budget call requires agencies to prioritize funding for strategic local infrastructure projects, such as roads, bridges, ports, and airports
MANILA, Philippines (Jan. 21, 2016 ) — The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) issued on Thursday, January 21, the budget call for 2017 budget, officially beginning the next budget cycle of the national government.
Continue reading Budget preparation for 2017 starts – DBM