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GOV’T AGENCIES URGED TO SAVE TO EASE INFLATION

Requiring government agencies to set aside 5 percent in budgetary savings could free up to P250 billion out of the P5.04-trillion national budget for 2022 to ease the country’s record-high inflation, a lawmaker said. Taguig-Pateros Rep. Alan Peter Cayetano explained this is one step to addressing high inflation risks caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, […]

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INSTITUTIONAL COS WORKERS IN GOVT SHOULD BE PAID DURING LUZON QUARANTINE – VILLANUEVA

Senator Joel Villanueva has sought to clarify a portion of the guidelines covering the salary continuance for contractual workers in government which was contained in a recent circular issued by the Commission on Audit (COA) and Department of Budget and Management (DBM). Villanueva said he wrote Budget Secretary Wendel Avisado recently to request for either […]

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GOV’T AGENCIES SHOULD CATCH UP ON SPENDING – ANGARA

To make up for the delays in the implementation and completion of key infrastructure and social projects this year, Senator Sonny Angara urged all agencies to disburse and utilize their budgets for 2019 to achieve growth targets this year. The call is in response to the statement of the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) […]

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DIGITIZE DOCUMENTS IN GOV’T AGENCIES TO SAVE SPACE – ANGARA

For a lot of agencies and institutions of government, the requirement to keep certain documents for long periods of time has turned into a storage nightmare. Most of these offices are already cramped as it is and the clutter of documents is only taking up precious space. For Senator Sonny Angara, the digitization of documents […]