Advertisements


Supplemental budget an option if ECQ expands beyond NCR — Palace

The Duterte administration is considering asking Congress for a supplemental budget that will fund cash aid, or “ayuda”, if the hard lockdown this month expands beyond the National Capital Region......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarAug 5th, 2021

Gov t allocated P240.74 billion for COVID-19 response in 2022 — Palace

The Duterte administration has allocated more than P240 billion for COVID-19 response in next year's budget, of which P45 billion would be used to buy booster shots, Malacañang said Thursday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 19th, 2021

Government ready to seek supplemental budget for ayuda

The government has enough funds to provide aid to people in areas under lockdown but is open to seeking a supplemental budget if the identified funding sources are insufficient, Malacañang said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 6th, 2021

Councilor Ong questions legitimacy of passing P4.5B supplemental budget

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Councilor Franklyn Ong, president of the Liga ng mga Barangay and Kasambagan village chief, has questioned the legitimacy of the passing of the P4.5 billion supplemental budget (SB) on July 28, 2021. Ong delivered a privilege speech during the council’s regular session seeking the guidance of the Department of […] The post Councilor Ong questions legitimacy of passing P4.5B supplemental budget appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 5th, 2021

Cebu City Council passes almost P4.5 billion supplemental budget on divided house

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The long-awaited almost P4.5 billion Supplemental Budget No. 1 (SB-1) proposed by Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella was finally passed by the City Council on Wednesday evening, July 28, 2021. After a grueling, 7-hour session that lasted from 2 p.m. to beyond 8 p.m., the council has decided to approve the […] The post Cebu City Council passes almost P4.5 billion supplemental budget on divided house appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 28th, 2021

SB-1 of Cebu City increases by P22 million

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The proposed Supplemental Budget No. 1 (SB-1) of Mayor Edgardo Labella to the City Council has been increased slightly from P4.4 billion to P4.5 billion to accommodate additional expenses. This after the City Council committee on budget and finance concluded their budget hearings for the SB-1 on Friday, July 23, 2021. […] The post SB-1 of Cebu City increases by P22 million appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 24th, 2021

Labella told: ‘Readjust’ P4.4B SB 1

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Approval of the P4.4 billion supplemental budget request by Mayor Edgardo Labella may take a little longer than expected. This after members of the Cebu City Council decided to return Supplemental Budget No. 1 (SB1) to the executive department for some “readjustments.” Councilor Raymond Alvin Garcia, chairperson of the council’s finance […] The post Labella told: ‘Readjust’ P4.4B SB 1 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 6th, 2021

Infinix expands local footprint to support young digital Filipinos

Following the Philippine introduction of Hot 10S, its much-awaited budget gaming smartphone, Infinix recently announced plans to grow its footprint in the country in 2021 aggressively. .....»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 23rd, 2021

Labella confident P4.4B supplemental budget will be passed

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella is confident that his proposed P4.4 billion supplemental budget will be passed by the City Council soon, most especially since it contains the allocation to pay off the remaining balance of the loan the city took in 1995 to build South Road Properties (SRP). READ: Cebu […] The post Labella confident P4.4B supplemental budget will be passed appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 8th, 2021

Cebu City Health needs supplemental approved to hire more doctors, nurses

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Health Department (CHD) is banking on the approval of the P206 million budget they have proposed to the City Council’s committee on budget and finance to be able to hire more medical professionals. These medical professionals will be manning the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination sites that the […] The post Cebu City Health needs supplemental approved to hire more doctors, nurses appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 5th, 2021

60 bike patrollers now ready for deployment as Cebu City waits for supplemental budget

CEBU CITY, Philippines — There are at least 60 bike patrollers in Cebu City who are continuously training for their eventual deployment. The Sugbo Bike Lanes Board (SBLB) is conducting emergency response training for all bike patrollers today, May 29, 2021, in anticipation of the enforcers’ deputization upon the implementation of the Bike Lane Ordinance. […] The post 60 bike patrollers now ready for deployment as Cebu City waits for supplemental budget appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 29th, 2021

Lapu’s P162.9M SB 1 gets Council’s nod

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – After almost two months, members of the Lapu-Lapu City Council finally approved on Thursday, May 6, 2021, the P162.98 million Supplemental Budget (SB) 1 that will be spent on the purchase of COVID-19 vaccines and the release of birthday gifts to the city’s senior citizens, among others. The biggest chunk of […] The post Lapu’s P162.9M SB 1 gets Council’s nod appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 10th, 2021

Palace defends red-tagging task force’s P19B budget

Malacañang on Thursday said calls from lawmakers to defund the government's anti-communist task force are not "justified" even amid the red-tagging of community pantry organizers by its spokespersons. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 22nd, 2021

House leaders bat for additional budget to fund pensions of uniformed personnel

House leaders led by Speaker Lord Allan Velasco are seeking a P54.6-billion supplemental budget to fund the unpaid pension of retired uniformed personnel dating back to 2018......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 25th, 2021

Porac mayor faces plunder charge

A resident of Porac has filed a plunder charge and other administrative cases against Porac Mayor Jaime “Jing” Capil over the town’s alleged unexplained supplemental budget expenditures of P138.5 million from 2019 to 2020 and his unexplained wealth......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 18th, 2021

Palace to study budget use for Bayanihan 3

The government has to assess the state agencies’ use of their budgets before deciding on whether to push for another extension of the Bayanihan law, Malacañang said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 11th, 2021

Sinovac only choice for vax

The COVID-19 vaccine from China’s Sinovac will be the only option until the middle of the year, the Palace said Tuesday......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 13th, 2021

Lapu-Lapu mayor eyes P100M for COVID vaccines

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Lapu-lapu City government will allocate not less than P100 million in purchasing the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine. Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan said this in an interview with CDN Digital on Thursday, January 7, in Lapu-Lapu City. Chan also said he planned to submit a supplemental budget at […] The post Lapu-Lapu mayor eyes P100M for COVID vaccines appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 7th, 2021

Congress submits P4.5-trillion national budget to Palace

House Speaker Lord Allan Velasco said Friday the P4.506-trillion national budget for 2021 was now ready for the signature of President Rodrigo Duterte......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 18th, 2020

Duterte to sign 2021 budget bill before Christmas

President Duterte is ready to sign the P4.5-trillion budget for next year, rejecting the possibility that the government will be working on a reenacted budget in 2021 amid the coronavirus pandemic, a Palace official said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 16th, 2020

Roque to Congress: Consult Palace on increasing budget for vaccines

Any congressional move to raise the proposed 2021 budget for the coronavirus vaccine should at least be done in consultation with the Executive branch, according to a Palace official.  Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque (RESIDENTIAL PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN) Presidential spokesman Harry Roque said while they respect Congress’ wisdom to hike the vaccine budget for the next year, the issue on its funding source must also be addressed. “The power of purse is vested in Congress. We will bow to the wisdom of Congress should they deem it fit to increase the budget for the vaccine, and of course, may pagkukuhanan po iyan (there will be a funding source for that),” he said during a Palace press briefing Thursday. “So we hope that Congress will at least confer with the Executive kung saan nila kukunin iyong pondo para itaas ang budget for the vaccine (on where the funds will be obtained to raise the budget for the vaccine),” he added. Nonetheless, Roque affirmed the administration’s resolve to ensure the country has adequate funds for the vaccine procurement once the life-saving drug becomes available.“We join Congress in our desire that we should have sufficient funds to pay for the vaccine, which according po to (Philippine) Ambassador (to China) Chito (Sta. Romana) is really forthcoming in the near future,” he said.The House of Representatives has reportedly introduced several amendments to its approved 2021 national budget, including a higher budget for the purchase of COVID vaccines to P8 billion.  In the original Palace-backed P4.5 trillion national budget proposal, at least P2.5 billion has been allocated for the COVID-19 vaccination program under the Department of Health’s budget. House Majority Leader Martin Romualdez, who leads a small group in charge of amendments to the budget bill, said the additional P5.5 billion to augment the vaccine budget aims to ensure safe and effective vaccine will be available to Filipinos. “This is to support President Rodrigo Duterte’s program to strengthen the country’s health care system. We believe that vaccines play a very crucial role in keeping the population safe and healthy from the pandemic,” the Leyte lawmaker said.  On the part of the Senate, Senator Panfilo Lacson disclosed plans to increase funding for the coronavirus vaccine under the proposed 2021 national budget. Last week, the President said the government has the funds to buy the coronavirus vaccine once it is available but would need more money to vaccinate all Filipinos. Duterte earlier vowed to give priority to the poor, the police and military personnel in the distribution of free vaccines.  He said the country will buy the most affordable vaccine to be sold in the market given the government’s limited resources. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2020