By SATUR OCAMPO After President Duterte signed this week the P3.767-trillion 2018 national budget passed by his “supermajority” in the 17th Congress, the pork barrel funds purposely hidden within it – funds that the Supreme Court, in 2013, declared as unconstitutional — have become a public issue again. And it’s not only the devious undermining…
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Drift toward a dictatorship?
By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective What is the impact of practically dissolving or immobilizing the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) when the House of Representatives gave it a preposterously meager budget of P1, 000? What are the implications of moving for the impeachment of another Supreme Court Chief Justice, this time around it’s Chief Justice…
Health groups decry slash in gov’t hospitals budget in 2018
The 2018 budget for public hospitals was cut by P1.5 billion.
Makabayan solons push for inclusion of budget for free college education for 2018
Progressive lawmakers want to realign funds for infrastructure, military and debt service.