• 05 August 2015
MANILA, August 5 (PIA) -- Malacananang  reiterated on Tuesday that the total budget allocation for state colleges and universities (SUCs) has more than doubled  under the term of President Aquino, contrary to the claim of Vice President Binay. Communications Secretary Sonny Coloma in a statement citing  the Department of Budget and Management’s data said  that the total budget allotment for the country’s tertiary education institutions has increased from P23.8 billion in 2010 to P47.7 billion this year, including a net increase of P5.2 billion from P38 billion in 2014, to P43.3 billion in 2015. All of the SUCs mentioned by VP Binay in his speech at the Cavite State University (CSU) on Tuesday, reflected increases in their respective budgets. The budget of the University of the Philippines has increased by 90% to P13.1 billion this year from P6.9 billion in 2010. Meanwhile, the funds allocated to CSU have increased by almost 93% to P353 million in 2015 from about P183.5 million in 2010. On the other hand, the budgets earmarked for Isabela State University (ISU) and Mindanao State University (MSU) has jumped by 56% and 81.2% respectively in the five-year period fro ...Read more

Government committed to ensuring quality health care for Filipinos, says Malacañang

 CENTRAL  05 August 2015
MANILA, Aug. 5 -- The government remains committed to ensuring sustainable and quality health care for all Filipinos by enhancing the health programs of the Department of Health (DOH), the Palace said on Tuesday. In a statement, Communication Secretary Herminio Coloma, Jr. responded to claims made ...Read more

Lawyer Jose Vicente Salazar is new ERC Chair

 CENTRAL  05 August 2015
MANILA, Aug. 5 -- President Benigno S. Aquino III appointed on Friday, July 31, lawyer Jose Vicente B. Salazar as Chairman of the Energy Regulatory Commission replacing Zenaida G. Cruz-Ducut. Salazar will serve the seven-year term as Chairman until July 10, 2022. Prior to his appointment, Salazar ...Read more