budget deliberations

Duterte administration’s 2022 budget priorities

September 5, 2021

It’s business-as-usual for the Duterte administration in its proposed 2022 budget. It doesn’t respond to the pandemic and economic crisis that has destroyed livelihoods, lowered incomes, and worsened poverty.

Business-as-usual 2022 budget unresponsive to pandemic – IBON

August 26, 2021

The proposed 2022 national budget is perplexingly business-as-usual with the same priorities as before the pandemic. There is still disproportionate attention to infrastructure, the military and police, and debt service with only marginal changes to the health and social protection budgets. This latest spending plan should not just be scrutinized but also retailored to give due attention to urgent medical and economic responses.

Ombudsman’s efforts hide admin corruption

September 23, 2020

COMMENTARY BY SONNY AFRICA

With the government’s infrastructure budget bloating and the pork-filled 2021 budget being railroaded through Congress, every check on corrupt government officials is more urgent than ever.

The 2021 Budget: Infrastructure over health, aid and MSME support

September 23, 2020

INFOGRAPHICS

Resources for health, social protection, and production support are more urgent areas needing attention to genuinely usher economic recovery but are only receiving paltry amounts.

The 2019 Budget: War and Infrastructure Over Social Services, Agriculture and Industry

January 26, 2019

The bicameral conference committee will begin deliberations on the 2019 national budget next week. These infographics show how bigger allocations for war and infrastructure are prioritized over allocations for social services, agriculture and industry in three proposed versions of the 2019 national budget. These are the Department of Budget and Management’s Budget of Expenditures and […]