EDITORIAL: Public spending on the upswing

AS this week’s issue of the Good News shows, the Aquino administration continues to optimize the contribution of public spending to growth despite a slowdown of the global economy.


P3.07B released to construct, repair classrooms

THE Department of Budget and Management has recently released P3.07 billion to the Department of Education (DepEd) for the construction and repair of school buildings, as well as the installation and upgrading of sanitation facilities in schools throughout the country.


DBM releases P1.75B for PNP modernization

THE Department of Budget and Management (DBM) has released P1.75 billion to the Philippine National Police (PNP) as part of its five-year modernization program that will end next year.


Infrastructure projects get P3.87B boost

BUDGET Secretary Florencio B. Abad last week announced the release of P3.78 billion to the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) on top of its 2011 budget.