MANILA, Philippines – In the face of the lack of funds for some government programs, the Makabayan Bloc proposed to the House that funding be reduced for the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) and the confidential and intelligence funds. The statement was made by the Makabayan Bloc after the House realigned the fund and had P77.5 billion institutional amendments under the 2023 General Appropriations Bill.
MANILA, Philippines- Department of Budget and Management (DBM) secretary Amenah Pangandaman maintained this Thursday that the confidential and intelligence funds of some government agencies are supported by adequate documentation and requirements. Pangandaman explained that agencies and offices have a plan ready to siphon surveillance funds. “When they presented po the budget, when we prepared the budget, one of the things that we considered is whether they can really use the