Category Archives: GOVERNANCE news

DBM: Starting salary for government nurses at P33K@month

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Nurses get ‘justice’ after reversal of salary demotion

 June 8, 2021, 8:37 pm

Senator Richard Gordon has welcomed the Department of Budget and Management’s (DBM) reversal of Circular No. 2020-4 that raised the salary grade (SG) of entry-level nurses but demoted the positions of Nurses II to VII to a lower rank.The memorandum issued by Malacañang on… Read More

Nearly 1M sign up online for national ID

 May 17, 2021

MANILA – More than 800,000 have already signed up for the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) via digital registration, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) on Monday.The government is urging Filipinos to avail of the Philippine identification (PhilID), the national… Read More

House approves P4.5-T nat’l budget for 2021

Velasco: “An extraordinary budget for extraordinary times”

 The House of Representatives on Friday approved on third and final reading the proposed PHP4.5-trillion national budget for 2021.A total of 267 lawmakers approved House Bill 7727 or the 2021 General Appropriations Bill (GAB) on third and final reading after the plenary passed the… Read More

Lacson cautions House vs. late transmittal of 2021 budget

 October 16, 2020, 3:29 pm

MANILA – Senator Panfilo Lacson on Friday urged the House of Representatives to pass the proposed 2021 national budget on schedule.In a statement, he said if the lower chamber would transmit the General Appropriations Bill (GAB) to the Senate on November 5 or 6, “there is no assurance that we… Read More

House to transmit 2021 budget bill to Senate Oct. 28

 October 16, 2020, 4:25 pm

MANILA – Appropriations committee chair Eric Yap on Friday said the House of Representatives would be able to transmit copies of the proposed 2021 national budget to the Senate by October 28.Yap made the commitment after Senate President Vicente Sotto III and Senator Panfilo Lacson appealed to… Read More

Nat’l ID system pre-registration to start October

The pre-registration of the National ID System is expected to be carried out on the month of October.

The National ID System that aims to simplify the identification system in the Philippines is targeting the registration of 5 million Filipinos for the year 2020.

The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) is coordinating with the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) for its implementation. The PSA and DILG will conduct the pre-registration through house-to-house.

The 32 provinces that will first be pre-registered are Ilocos Sur, La Union, Pangasinan, Cagayan, Isabela, Bataan, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, Tarlac, Zambales, Batangas, Cavite, Laguna, Quezon, Rizal, Albay, Camarines Sur, Masbate, Antique, Capiz, Iloilo, Negros Occidental, Bohol, Cebu, Negros Oriental, Leyte, Compostela Valley, Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur, Davao Occidental, and Tawi-tawi.

The PSA has asked for the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding with local government units (LGUs) to provide assistance on the initiative.

In the pre-registration, only social demographics information will be collected. There will be no fingerprint or iris scans to avoid crowding.

National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Acting Secretary Karl Kendrick Chua has initially stated that the low income households will be prioritized since they are greatly in need of bank accounts for easier distribution of cash assistance.

In a message on the 2021 proposed budget, President Rodrigo R. Duterte shared that the government has allotted PhP 4.1 billion to hasten the implementation of the National ID System.

Go files bill institutionalizing gov’t transition to e-governance

Government must harness the power of information and communications technology

MANILA – Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go has filed a bill institutionalizing the transition of the government to e-governance in the digital age amid the current challenges caused by the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic.Senate Bill No. 1738, or the E-Governance Act of 2020… Read More