The Department of Budget and Management on Monday, August 23, submitted the National Expenditure Program to the House of Representatives, where all appropriations must exclusively originate under the constitution.
Filipino journalists release a statement that underscores the role of independent media during another critical moment in the country.
Access to information remains uneven in the Philippines. It is often dependent on the inclination of officials heading government offices.
‘We should not just focus on facilities, but also on the people, their livelihood, and their situation,’ says Saripada 'Tong' Pasacum Jr. of Marawi-based Early Response Network.