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Comelec budget next year slashed

Rank-and-file employees of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) pushing for a substantial increase in their salaries called yesterday for the restoration of the P215.5 million slashed by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) in the poll body’s proposed budget for 2012.

Kindergarten teachers in public schools who have not been compensated since June this year are expected to receive their salaries from the Department of Education (DepEd) soon after the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) released over P1.4 billion to implement the government’s pre-school education program.

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Manila, Philippines – Where did the P1.8-billion fund allocated for the rehabilitation of farms hit by typhoons “Ondoy” and “Pepeng” go? This question was raised yesterday by Randall Echanis, deputy secretary general of the Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP), upon learning that P5.8 billion from the Malampaya Fund was coursed through the Department of Agriculture […]

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DepED assures tutors of P1,000 chalk allowance by next year. by By INA HERNANDO-MALIPOT MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Education (DepEd) guaranteed yesterday that the teachers’ chalk allowance would be raised to P1,000 by next year. Education Secretary Armin Luistro made the announcement in response to protest of public school teachers and teachers groups […]

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