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Transition to cash-based budget forged with House

House Majority Floor Leader Rolando Andaya Jr. commended Secretary Benjamin Diokno and the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) for pursuing reforms in the budget system, particularly the shift to an annual cash-based budget, during a live television interview on August 30, 2018.

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Escudero flattered by Duterte’s mention on preferred successor

Senator Francis Escudero was humbled by President Rodrigo Duterte naming him as his preferred successor if he pushes through with plans to step down from the presidency.

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Palace to celebrate signing of BOL

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte will lead a ceremony on Monday, August 6, to mark the passage of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL), a landmark law that will give meaningful autonomy to the Moro people in Mindanao.

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Philippine Navy head meets with Russian counterpart

In line with ongoing efforts to interact more with its foreign naval counterparts, Philippine Navy (PN) flag-officer-in-command, Vice Admiral Robert Empedrad, met with Russian Navy head Admiral Vladimir Ivanovich Korolev during the Russia Navy Day celebration last July 29.

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Philippines assumes coordinatorship for ASEAN-China Dialogue

The Philippines has officially taken over from Singapore the role of country coordinator for the China-Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Dialogue.

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MSMEs’ role in economic development cited in Davao ‘Go Negosyo’ roadshow

Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go highlighted the important role of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) as key drivers of inclusive economic growth in the country, during the Davao leg of the Go Negosyo’s Mentor Me on Wheels (MMOW) on Saturday.

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Philippines renews commitment to uphold freedom of religion

The Philippine government has reaffirmed its commitment to uphold Filipinos’ right to freedom of religion or belief during an international meeting hosted by the US Department of State in Washington, DC.

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Hearings for P3.767-T budget to begin as scheduled — Nograles

The House deliberations for the proposed 2019 national budget will begin as scheduled on Tuesday, July 31, House Appropriations Committee Chairman, Congressman Karlo “Ang Probinsyano” Nograles said.

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House formally installs Arroyo as new Speaker

The House of Representatives on Monday night reached a majority vote to formally install former president and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo as the new Speaker, replacing Davao del Norte Rep. Pantaleon Alvarez.

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Senators hopeful BOL will bring ‘elusive peace’ in Mindanao

Senators have expressed optimism that the Organic law for the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM), or the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL), will finally end decades-long conflict in Mindanao.

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