Legarda: Education a Top Priority of 2018 National Budget

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Senator Loren Legarda today said that the education sector remains a top priority of the government in the 2018 General Appropriations Bill (GAB), which had been ratified by both houses of Congress and is expected to be signed by the President on December 19, 2017. Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Finance and staunch advocate of education and children’s rights, said that the proposed 2018 budget of the Department of Education (DepEd) increased to Php553.313 Billion from the current year’s Php543.186 Billion, while the budget for State Universities and…

2018 Budget has P60B for Salary Hike of Uniformed Personnel, P10B for Marawi

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A P60-billion budget for the salary hike of military and uniformed personnel (MUP) in government and a P10 billion fund for the reconstruction of war-stricken Marawi City were included in the Senate version of the proposed P3.767 trillion national budget for 2018, Sen. Loren Legarda said on Wednesday. All 16 senators present in the session hall of the Senate unanimously approved the 2018 budget. Legarda, chair of the Senate Committee on Finance, described the budget bill as a “compassionate budget” addressing the needs of the people, those who serve the people, the most vulnerable sector, and the often neglected segments of the society.…