MANILA, Philippines: The Sandiganbayan's First Division acquitted former La Union 2nd District Rep. Thomas Dumpit Jr. and others of charges of graft, malversation of public funds, and malversation through falsification in connection with Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF).
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MANILA, Philippines — Former La Union second district representative Thomas Dumpit Jr. has been cleared of graft and malversation charges filed against him in connection with the alleged misuse of his Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) or pork barrel in 2008 amounting to P5.85 million.
DAHIL BUDGET NATIN ‘TO! DBM rebrands auxiliary social media platforms to promote inclusivity on budget issues, enhance quality citizen participation
Starting today, November 29, all auxiliary social media pages and groups of the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) shall be called “Usapang Budget Natin (dahil budget natin ito)”. The DBM has strategically rebranded its auxiliary social media platforms (formerly Usapang Budget) into “Usapang Budget Natin” to foster public involvement regarding issues ranging from the national budget to the daily budget dilemmas of Filipinos. Usapang Budget Natin aims to provide information and insights on the Philippine national budget, which will be presented in a user-friendly format that ensures all audiences will grasp all the significant information that they should be aware of without getting overwhelmed.
MANILA, Philippines — The Senate on Tuesday approved on final reading the bill that contains the government’s P5.77-trillion national spending plan for 2024.
MANILA, Philippines — The Senate yesterday approved on third and final reading the P5.768-trillion proposed national budget for 2024, which is seen to strengthen local food production through modernization, mechanization and improved logistics as well as defend sovereignty and protect Filipinos against any threat or violence.
MANILA, Philippines — Actress Angelica Panganiban gave a tour of the condo her family stays in whenever they are in Metro Manila as she, her non-showbiz partner Gregg Homan, and their one-year-old daughter Amila Sabine are based in Subic, Zambales.