Former congressman says budget ‘hocus pocus’ worse under Aquino

Oct 29, 2014 No Comments by

Former Bayan Muna Rep. Teddy Casiño today slammed Malacañang and the leadership of the House of Representatives for making worse the “tradition of connivance and concealment” in the annual deliberations of the national budget. “The 269-page ‘errata’ that the Palace and and its pet leadership in House want surreptitiously inserted in the 2015 budget is […]

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Oct 28, 2014 No Comments

Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares today said that they will insist that the House open the debate on the budget errata and the new definition of savings considering that these involve billions of taxpayers’ money that has to be vigilantly guarded.

“In the errata submitted by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM), almost all of the agencies increased their budgets when compared with the National Expenditure Program (NEP) while a total of P13.4 Billion was deducted from the Pension and Gratuity Fund. We should subject these changes to discussion and approval of the whole House instead of merely approving it en toto on third reading,” said Senior Deputy Minority Leader Colmenares.

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Budget Errata undermined congress

Oct 27, 2014 No Comments

Bayan Muna Reps .Neri Colmenares and Carlos Zarate today hit the budget errata submitted by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM). “We have just received a copy of the 269 page errata of the 2015 national budget and it is as we feared, the DBM undermined the power of Congress by passing errata that […]

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DOE manipulating power figures to justify multi-billion peso contracts

Oct 22, 2014 No Comments

The consumer group People Opposed to unWarranted Electricity Rates (POWER) believes that officials of the Department of Energy are manipulating the agency’s 2015 supply-demand outlook for Luzon to suit the doomsday scenario of energy secretary Jericho Petilla and justify P6-10 billion worth of juicy power supply contracts that they want exempted from regular bidding procedures […]

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Doe should be put under oath to stop them from lying

Oct 21, 2014 No Comments

Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares reacted strongly against the statement of the Department of Energy (DOE) saying once again that there is a 700MW power deficit in 2015 and that emergency powers is still needed. The DOE issued this statement after they said yesterday at the Congress Energy Committee hearing that there is no problem […]

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