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INCREASE BUDGET OF AFP RESERVE FORCE – GATCHALIAN

Recognizing the role of military reservists in disaster response and nation-building, Senator Win Gatchalian has vowed to fight for an increase in the budget of the Armed Forces of the Philippines Reserve Force (AFPRF). Gatchalian commented during the Senate hearing on the budget of the Department of National Defense (DND) that the full potential of […]

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BUDGET REALIGNMENTS RESTORE FUNDING FOR ESSENTIAL SERVICES – NOGRALES

House Appropriations Committee Chairperson Karlo “Ang Probinsyano” Nograles on Wednesday announced that the House has resumed deliberations on the 3.757 trillion-peso 2019 national budget after the House of Representatives adopted a new Committee Report that would restore 51.7 billion pesos and subsequently provide additional funding for the Department of Education (DepEd), State Universities and Colleges […]

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A WIN FOR THE PEOPLE’S BUDGET – NOGRALES

A win for the People’s Budget and the agenda of the President. This was how House Appropriations Committee Chairperson Rep. Karlo “Ang Probinsyano” Nograles on Monday described recent developments in the House of Representatives (HOR), where rumors swirled that the solon from Davao would be removed as head of the committee he has headed since […]

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SUPPORT NOGRALES, DEFEND ‘PEOPLE’S BUDGET’ – ELECTRIC COOPS

With budget deliberations in the House of Representatives (HOR) on hold because of clashing views on the cash-based budgeting system being pushed by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM), electric cooperative groups on Thursday called on legislators to close ranks behind House Appropriations Committee Chair Karlo “Ang Probinsyano” Nograles. According to the electric cooperative […]

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‘WIN-WIN’ SOLUTION STILL POSSIBLE IN BUDGET IMPASSE – NOGRALES

Despite pronouncements by government economic managers that they would continue to push for the adoption of cash-based budgeting, House Appropriations Chair Karlo “Ang Probinsyano” Nograles on Wednesday remained hopeful that a “win-win” outcome was still possible in the ongoing impasse over the 2019 budget.  In an interview on ANC’s Headstart, the legislator from Davao reiterated […]

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NEA TO PURSUE RURAL ELECTRIFICATION MANDATE DESPITE BUDGET CONSTRAINTS — MASONGSONG

Budget limitations will not deter the state-run National Electrification Administration (NEA) from its commitment to bring electricity to every household in the far-flung corners of the country. NEA Administrator Edgardo Masongsong reiterated this on Wednesday as he revealed that the agency would be receiving P1.163 billion from the national government to finance electrification projects for […]

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PROBINSYANOS SHOULD WATCH, GIVE INPUT ON BUDGET DELIBERATIONS – NOGRALES

The power of the purse belongs to the people, through their representatives in Congress, so their participation and input should be welcomed and encouraged. This is the message of House Appropriations Chairperson Karlo “Ang Probinsyano” Nograles, who on Monday invited the public—especially those living in the provinces—to follow the budget deliberations in Congress and give […]

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HEARINGS FOR P3.7 TRILLION BUDGET TO BEGIN ON SCHEDULE – NOGRALES

The House of Representatives’ (HOR) deliberations on the proposed 2019 national budget will begin as scheduled on Tuesday, July 31, House Appropriations Committee Chairman Rep. Karlo “Ang Probinsyano” Nograles said on Sunday as he stressed that the new House leadership recognized the importance of the immediate passage of the General Appropriations Act (GAA). “The lifeblood […]

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GUARANTEED FUNDING FOR UNDERNOURISHED ‘PROBINSYANO’ CHILDREN – NOGRALES

With sessions in Congress set to resume next week, House Appropriations Chair Rep. Karlo “Ang Probinsyano” Nograles said that ensuring funding for government programs that benefit the country’s “probinsyanos” would be his top priority when the House begins budget deliberations at month’s end. In a series of radio interviews, Nograles said that he would ensure […]