December 18, 2016
Senator Loren Legarda today said that another important highlight of the 2017 national budget is the government subsidy on the irrigation service fees (ISF) being paid by farmers to the National Irrigation Administration (NIA).
The P2 billion additional allocation for NIA under the proposed 2017 General Appropriations Act (GAA) is intended to cover the ISF collected by the agency from farmers’ associations.
December 16, 2016
Senator Loren Legarda today said that all students who will enroll in any state university and college (SUC) in the country, including the University of the Philippines (UP), will no longer pay for tuition fee starting next school year as it will now be funded under the 2017 national budget.
Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Finance, said that this is the purpose of the additional P8 billion allocation under the Commission on Higher Education (CHED).
December 15, 2016
Senator Loren Legarda today said that the 2017 national budget will provide healthcare assistance to all Filipinos.
Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Finance, said that additional P3 billion was allocated to the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) to ensure coverage for all Filipinos.
December 15, 2016
MANILA – Any non-member of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) is automatically covered upon availment of healthcare service in all public hospitals, Senator Loren Legarda said on Thursday.
December 13, 2016
Senator Loren Legarda announced that the bicameral conference committee approved today the proposed P3.350 trillion national budget for 2017 following the consolidation of the respective versions of the Senate and House of Representatives.
The bicam report will be presented by Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Finance, and Rep. Karlo Nograles, Chairman of the House Committee on Appropriations, to their respective chambers during the session today for ratification before the same is submitted to President Rodrigo Duterte for his signature.