• 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

Malta’s Prince presents symbolic key of houses donated to typhoon victims

 CENTRAL  04 March 2015
MANILA, March 4 -- The Prince and Grandmaster of the Sovereign Order of Malta Fra’ Matthew Festing on Tuesday presented to President Benigno S. Aquino III the symbolic key of the 700 new houses donated by Malta to the victims of Typhoon Yolanda.The handover ceremony was held at the Rizal Hall of ...Read more

World Food Programme executive board approves protracted relief and recovery operation for PH

 CENTRAL  04 March 2015
MANILA, March 3 -- The World Food Programme Executive Board unanimously approved the Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation (PRRO) 200743 for the Philippines entitled, “Enhancing the Resilience of Communities and Government Systems in Regions Affected by Conflict and Disasters” during the Firs ...Read more