• 04 March 2015
ABAD: Budget reforms integral in nat'l budget process MANILA, March 4 -- With the release of the 2016 Budget Call by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM), the Administration plans to sustain the momentum of their reforms even as they embed the culture of good governance, anti-corruption, and disaster risk adaptation in government bureaucracy. Budget Secretary Florencio “Butch” Abad said, “We are constantly building on the strengths of previous budgetary reforms so as to create a national budget that is truly responsive to the needs of our countrymen. And more than deepening the budget reforms, we are aiming to make these reforms an integral part of the national budget process.” The Budget Call for FY 2016 (National Budget Memorandum No. 123) prescribes specific guidelines and procedures for government agencies and departments as well as Government-Owned and -Controlled Corporations (GOCCs) as they craft their budget proposal documents. As such, the National Government wants agencies and departments to focus on the following principles while preparing the 2016 National Budget. These principles include: aiming for the 5 Key Areas of the Social Contract; the ...Read more

Public private partnership program developing 61 projects worth $26 billion, official says

 CENTRAL  04 March 2015
TAGAYTAY CITY, Cavite, March 4 --  The Philippine government achieved a milestone last year in the implementation of its public private partnership (PPP) program, with 61 PPP projects in the pipeline worth $26 billion, PPP Center Executive Director Cosette Canilao said. "Twenty-fourteen was a yea ...Read more

Philippines welcomes Malteser International’s plan to open office in Asia

 CENTRAL  04 March 2015
MANILA, March 3 -- President Benigno S. Aquino III has said the Philippines welcomes Malteser International’s plan to put up a regional office in Southeast Asia. Malteser International, the worldwide relief agency of the Sovereign Order of Malta for humanitarian aid, has offices in the United Sta ...Read more