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DBM holds PH Open Gov’t Partnership Steering Committee Meeting

The Philippine Open Government Partnership (PH-OGP) Steering Committee assembled on Continue Reading

Cabinet officials to showcase rosy outlook on PH economy

Officials of the Duterte Administration, led by the economic and infrastructure ministers Continue Reading

Budget Reform Bill seen to modernize PH Budgetary System

In line with the government’s thrust for more efficient, transparent, and Continue Reading

Sec. Diokno celebrates with LWUA on their 44th anniversary

On September 15, 2017, Department of Budget and Management Benjamin E. Diokno joined Continue Reading

DBM Secretary Diokno presents admin’s infrastructure plans and other policy reforms at the 6th Arangkada Philippines Forum

With a theme centering on the administration’s 10-point socio-economic Continue Reading

DBM Secretary joins Senate Hearing on Tax Reform, expresses full support

On September 13, DBM Secretary Benjamin Diokno joined NEDA Secretary Ernesto Continue Reading

House of Representatives approves proposed 2018 National Budget

The House of Representatives approved on second reading the proposed Continue Reading

Gov’t agencies, private contractors and suppliers convene at first Market Procurement Opportunities Summit

The Government Procurement Policy Board-Technical Support Office (GPPB-TSO), together with Continue Reading

51B initial estimate for Free Tuition in 2018 says Budget Secretary Diokno

According to initial estimates by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM), the Free Tuition Continue Reading

Medium-term fiscal policy remains sustainable; debt crisis is far-fetched

With the Duterte Administration pursuing an expansionary fiscal Continue Reading

Lower House begins plenary deliberations for the 2018 National Budget

The House of Representatives began the plenary deliberations for the 2018 Continue Reading

Dept of Budget & Management conducts assessment to ensure attainment of 2022 Vision

The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) holds today the CY 2017 Management Continue Reading

DBM Secretary Benjamin Diokno Shares DBM Accomplishments

Last Friday, August 25, Secretary Benjamin Continue Reading

DBM hosts Budget Reform Bill Forum for fifth batch of NGA representatives

DBM hosted another forum on the proposed “Budget Reform Act towards Continue Reading

DBM Sec. Diokno speaks to foreign media during the Foreign Correspondents Association of the Philippines Forum

DBM Secretary Benjamin Diokno, DOF Secretary Carlos Dominguez and DOTr Undersecretary Cesar Chavez shared to foreign Continue Reading

DBM Chief joins Team ‘Build, Build, Build’ for Lawton Avenue Road Widening project groundbreaking

On August 21, DBM Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno joined DPWH Secretary Mark Villar, NEDA Continue Reading

DBM Secretary Diokno presents Build Build Build at the Manila Times Business Forum

Department of Budget and Management (DBM) Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno discussed to various members of the business Continue Reading

PH hosts High-Level Regional Conference on Open Governance as side event to ASEAN

Local and international representatives from government and Continue Reading

Economic managers to foreign investors: PH is Asia’s next economic powerhouse

The Duterte Administration’s cabinet members, headlined by Budget Secretary Benjamin Continue Reading

DBM Secretary is UP’s Most Distinguished Alumnus of the year

The UP Alumni Association (UPAA) has released the names of this year’s Continue Reading

DBM Secretary shares gov’t achievement on the fiscal front at Dutertenomics Forum

DBM Secretary shares gov’t achievement on the fiscal front at Dutertenomics Forum Continue Reading

DBM Secretary Benjamin Diokno attends Philippine Development Forum: Sulong Pilipinas 2017

On August 9, 2017, DBM Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno served as a resource person Continue Reading

Press Statement of DBM Secretary Benjamin Diokno on the IMF mission report

“It is welcome news for us that the IMF has favorably affirmed the performance Continue Reading

DBM Secretary and other Senior Officials formally welcome Scholars to the DBM

DBM Secretary Diokno addressed the scholars of the DBM-PCED Careership Continue Reading

Economic managers present FY 2018 Budget to Congress

On August 1, 2017, the Development Budget Coordination Committee (DBCC), composed of DBM Sec. Benjamin Continue Reading

National Government spending jumps by 22.6 percent in June 2017, the highest increase thus far

For the month of June, national government spending Continue Reading

Budget Sec. Diokno discusses Duterte administration’s economic plans with US-ASEAN Business Council

On July 26, 2017, DBM Sec. Benjamin Diokno spoke in front of the members Continue Reading

DBM Chief graces Annual Depot Assessment, congratulates Procurement Service on “strongly fulfilling its role”

On July 25, DBM Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno graced the 13th annual Depot Continue Reading

President Duterte submits proposed 2018 budget to Congress on second SONA

On his second State of the Nation Address (SONA), President Duterte submitted Continue Reading

Budget Chief joins ‘Build, Build, Build’ Team for Progress Briefing and Project Inspection

DBM Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno joined Transportation Secretary Continue Reading

Government agencies take part in the forum on Budget Reform Bill

Officials and staff of national government agencies attended the Continue Reading

Debt position remains low and sustainable despite deficit spending for infrastructure

With the Duterte administration embarking on the ambitious Continue Reading

DBM’s proposed P3.767 trillion 2018 budget prioritizes education and infrastructure development program

The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) proposes a total of Continue Reading

Dev’t Economics scholars begin training in July, program organized by PCED and DBM

Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno met with the first batch of scholars for the Careership Continue Reading

DBM ready to release funds for Marawi rehab

DBM Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno says the ongoing conflict in Continue Reading

DBM Secretary Attends Nat’l Science and Tech Week Opening on Behalf of PRRD, Commends DOST and Filipino Scientists

DBM Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno gave the keynote address on behalf of Continue Reading

Budget Sec Diokno presents Duterte administration’s infrastructure and transportation program to European business community in PH, invites them to support gov’t efforts

Department of Budget and Management (DBM) Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno, along with Continue Reading

DBM Secretary Benjamin Diokno presents benefits of Tax Reform to public

On July 5, 2017, DBM Secretary Benjamin Diokno, together with  DepEd Sec Continue Reading

DBM Secretary Benjamin Diokno: “Build, Build, Build” will ease the lives of Filipinos

On July 3, 2017, Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno joined ADB President Continue Reading

DBM Secretary Benjamin Diokno Attends 15th Philippine-Spanish Friendship Day in Baler

Secretary Benjamin Diokno graced the celebration of the 118th Continue Reading

DBM Secretary joins DOTr Sec, other Secs at the PNR North Station Marking, says Du30 gov’t will “Build, Build, Build”, not just “talk, talk, talk”

Last sunday, June 26, 2017, DBM Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno attended Continue Reading

DBM Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno delivers the Commencement Address for UP Diliman Class of 2017

On June 25, 2017, DBM Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno gave the commencement Continue Reading

Budget Sec Ben Diokno commends PhilamLife for 70 years of promoting financial literacy and security to Filipinos

On behalf of President Rodrigo Duterte, DBM Secretary Benjamin Diokno delivered Continue Reading

DBM Secretary joins Bacoor LGU in honoring top taxpayers, urges them to trust that gov’t will spend taxes on right programs

DBM Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno gave the keynote speech last night Continue Reading

DBM Secretary Diokno graces 3rd National Convention of the Fraternal Order of Utopia in Davao, delivers message on behalf of PRRD

Last June 17, 2017, DBM Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno gave the keynote Continue Reading

DBM Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno led the Flag Raising Ceremony on the 119th Independence Day in Calamba City, Laguna

We are free today because our forebears fought foreign colonizers  Continue Reading

Budget Sec Ben Diokno Visits Home Province of Batangas, Challenges Graduates to Help Make the Nation “Greater, Better, More Beautiful”

Yesterday, DBM Secretary Benjamin Diokno visited his home province of Continue Reading

Budget Sec Ben Diokno to Southern Luzon State U Graduates: “Work Hard, Take Risks”

On Thursday last week, DBM Secretary Benjamin Diokno delivered Continue Reading

DBCC Forecasts Rosy Medium-Term Outlook for the PH Economy

The Development Budget Coordination Committee (DBCC) forecasts sustained Continue Reading

Budget Sec. Ben Diokno Advocates “Green Public Procurement”, Urges Gov’t Agencies and Private Sector to Buy Green

In his presentation “Why the Government is Buying Green” at the forum Continue Reading

Financing The Philippine Golden Age Of Infrastructure

In recent years, the Philippines has enjoyed strong and sustained Continue Reading

DBM Sec. Diokno Discusses National Developments And Budget Dynamics With Local Media

DBM Sec. Benjamin Diokno was this week’s guest at the “Kapihan  Continue Reading

Build, Build, Build To Usher In The Golden Age Of Infrastructure

The Duterte Administration is embarking on the most ambitious infrastructure program in Continue Reading

Medium-Term Fiscal Program To Sustain The Ph Economy’s Growth Momentum

From 2017 to 2022, the government will embark on an expansionary Continue Reading

The Philippines: Catching Up With Other ASEAN-5 Countries

From 1986 to 2011, the level of public debt was huge and the cost Continue Reading

DBM Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno discusses gov’t financial strategy for infra program “Build, Build, Build”

Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno of the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) presented Continue Reading

Budget Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno presents 2017 health budget increase at PH health agenda forum

Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno of the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) presented 2017’s increased Continue Reading

Duterte’s economic managers present Dutertenomics in China

President Rodrigo Duterte’s economic managers have revealed to local and foreign Continue Reading

Budget Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno Attends the 2017 Global Think Tank Summit in Yokohama, Japan

Department of Budget and Management (DBM) Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno attended the 2017 Global Continue Reading

Interview with Secretary Diokno on Bloomberg TV PH

Sec. Diokno presents Dutertenomics highlighting the role Continue Reading

Open Government Dialogues second consultation held in Cebu, Apr 25-26

On Tuesday and Wednesday (April 25-26) last week, more than a hundred representatives Continue Reading

DBM Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno highlights the role of fiscal policy in Dutertenomics part 2

Department of Budget and Management (DBM) Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno once again joined Continue Reading

Secretary Benjamin Diokno reminds the graduates of Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (PLM) the oath of citizenship and sense of public duty

In his speech, as guest speaker of PLM on Friday, Sec. Diokno Continue Reading

Secretary Diokno expounds on Dutertenomics on ANC’s Head Start with Karen Davila

Secretary Diokno on Thursday expounds on Dutertenomics Continue Reading

Budget Secretary Diokno discusses fiscal & budgetary reforms that will finance infra and social spending program at Dutertenomics forum

The Dutertenomics Forum, held at the Conrad Hotel in Pasay City, was attended Continue Reading

DBM Sec. Diokno Visits Quake-Stricken Batangas

Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno together with Batangas Governor Continue Reading

DBM – GPPB-TSO signs MOA with Partner State Universities on conducting the Professionalization Program

The Department of Budget and Management, through the efforts Continue Reading

DBM Conducts Training on Gender Sensitivity

Part of the initial effort of Department of Budget and Management to appreciate Continue Reading

DBM creates new 887 positions for BI’s new Port Operations Division

True to his word, Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno of the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) facilitated Continue Reading

DBM Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno shares Duterte admin strategies for Inclusive growth with Fil-Chinese business community

Department of Budget and Management (DBM) Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno attended Continue Reading

PH Open Gov’t Dialogue kicks off in Davao City

Department of Budget and Management (DBM) Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno welcomed Continue Reading

DBM Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno participates in the Distinguished speaker Lecture series of the National Defense College of the Philippines

As part of the Distinguished Speaker Lecture Series of the National Defense Continue Reading

Budget Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno meets with the Joint Foreign Chamber of the Philippines

Department of Budget and Management (DBM) Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno met Continue Reading

DBM: Rightsizing Bill to improve delivery of gov’t services; not a force retirement or separation scheme

The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) welcomes the support of legislators Continue Reading

Budget Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno congratulates local treasures and assessors for a successful 84th annual national convention

Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno of the Department of Budget and Management (DBM), on behalf Continue Reading

Secretary Diokno shares with PH investors and finance executives

DBM Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno recently presented some of the accomplishments Continue Reading

DBM Secretary Diokno motivates 50 government officers

Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno of the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) congratulated Continue Reading

Secretary Diokno assures BI employees of P224.835 million funding in the FY 2017 GAA for their OT pay and creation of 2,887 new positions for their operations

The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno assures Continue Reading

BUILDING A CULTURE OF HIGH PERFORMANCE

The Department of Budget and Management through the Philippines Australia Continue Reading

DBM Chief optimistic about PH economic prospects

DBM Sec. Benjamin Diokno discussed today, together with DTI Secretary Continue Reading

DBM Benjamin E. Secretary Diokno meets with Vietnamese Delegation

DBM Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno welcomed the delegates of Vietnam Continue Reading

DBM Secretary Diokno urges the Financial Executives and PFA members to support the PH financial and economic reforms

DBM secretary Benjamin E. Diokno gives his perspective on the plans Continue Reading

Public Financial Management Committee to approve roadmap for 2017-2022

The Public Financial Management (PFM) principals Department of Budget and Management (DBM) Continue Reading

DBM & PS-PhilGEPS conduct orientation workshop on Government Fares Agreement

The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) through the Procurement Service Continue Reading

Gov’t allocates P200 Million for Civil Servants’s Legal Defense Fund

The National Government has appropriated P200 million as a Legal Defense Fund Continue Reading

Pro-poor, pro-growth budget for 2017 supports PRRD’s agri and rural development projects

It is a depressing irony that in the Philippines, the food producers Continue Reading

Infrastructure and Human Capital Development to sustain Philippines’ 6.8% GDP Growth

The Philippine economy posted a robust 6.6 percent GDP growth Continue Reading

Secretary Diokno backs agrarian reform and agricultural development

DBM Secretary Benjamin Diokno delivered Wednesday the keynote speech, Continue Reading

DBM holds Forum for National Government Agencies on Guidelines for Release of Funds in FY 2017

The Department of Budget and Management through the Budget Technical Bureau conducted Continue Reading

PHL presents 40 long-term infra proposals to China while 2017 projects are acelerated through P847.2 Billion funding

A high-level team of officials composed of Department of Budget and Management Continue Reading

Government Procurment Policy Board and University of the Philippines collaborate to conduct Professionalization program for public procurement specialists

Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno, head of the Department of Budget of Management and chairperson Continue Reading

Increased Funding for Tertiary Education and Technical-Vocational Education to Benefit more Filipino Students

The Philippine government recognizes that tertiary education is an important component Continue Reading

DBM Begins Budget Preparation for FY 2018 with Budget Forum

Today, the 17th of January, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) kicked off Continue Reading

GAA 2017 Allocates P543.2 Billion to DepEd for more Accessible and Quality Basic Education

A strong human resource base is critical to attaining high productivity Continue Reading

Gov’t employees, AFP & PNP wages to increase

DBM issues guidelines for second tranche of compensation adjustment Continue Reading

Interview with DBM Secretary Diokno

Secretary Diokno sits down for a one-on-one interview with Karen Davila Continue Reading

The DBM Proposes PNP and AFP Pay Hike

The Department of Budget and Management, in line with the Duterte administration’s pledge Continue Reading

The DBCC meeting

The Development Budget Coordination Committee forecasts Continue Reading

PRRD Ratifies P3.35 Trillion People’s Budget 2017

President Rodrigo RoaDuterte signs into law today Republic Act No. 10924 Continue Reading

P3.35 trillion People’s Budget 2017 Gets Go Signal from Congress

President Rodrigo RoaDuterte signs into law today Republic Act No. 10924 Continue Reading

FFCCCII Christmas Party and Dinner Meeting with Filipino-Chinese Government Officials

DBM Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno joined hundreds of Filipino-Chinese Continue Reading

PH joins Global Open Government Partnership Summit in Paris

The delegation is headed by Department of Budget and Management Secretary Benjamin Diokno to demonstrate Continue Reading

Department of Budget and Management and Cebu Pacific Monday signed

The delegation is headed by Department of Budget and Management Secretary Benjamin Diokno to demonstrate Continue Reading

Pandesal Forum

DBM Secretary Benjamin Diokno today highlights the Duterte administration’s intense Continue Reading

Round Table Discussion

DBM Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno delivers the opening remarks Continue Reading

Secretary Diokno Participates in the Panel Discussion of the Business World ASEAN Regional Forum

Budget Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno participates in the panel discussion of Continue Reading

Budget Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno at Kapihan sa Manila Bay

At this week’s edition of the Philippine Star’s breakfast forum Kapihan Continue Reading

Budget Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno congratulates the organizers of the Philippine Clean Energy Summit

Budget Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno congratulates the organizers of the Philippine Clean Continue Reading

Sec. Diokno Explains the Budget Before the Senate Committee on Finance

Budget Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno explains the DBM Budget Continue Reading

Sec. Diokno Explains the Budget Before the Senate Committee on Finance

Budget Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno explains the DBM Budget Continue Reading

Australia-New Zealand Chamber of Commerce

Budget Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno participates in the monthly meeting Continue Reading

42nd Philippine Business Conference

DBM Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno joins NEDA Director-General Ernesto Pernia Continue Reading

Foundation for Economic Freedom

Budget Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno discusses the economic and fiscal priorities Continue Reading

Association of Carriers and Equipment Lessors, Inc. (ACEL)

DBM Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno congratulates the Association of Carriers Continue Reading

Makati Business Club Meeting

Budget Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno participates in the discussion at the Makati Business Continue Reading

Commission on Appointments Confirmed Sec. Diokno as Budget and Management Secretary

The Commission on Appointments (CA) today confirmed University of the Philippines economist Continue Reading

Stratbase ADR Institute’s Economic Forum

Budget Sec. Benjamin E. Diokno discussed the Duterte administration’s budgetary priorities, Continue Reading

Philippine Investment Conference

Budget Sec. Benjamin E. Diokno was the Guest Speaker in the Philippine Investment Conference Continue Reading

2nd Bankers General Assembly

Budget Sec. Benjamin E. Diokno talked about the goals of expenditure program, Continue Reading

Philippine Constitution Association

Budget Sec. Benjamin E. Diokno talked before the lawyer members of the Philippine Constitution Association Continue Reading

5th Anniversary of Open Government Partnership

All the President’s men at the United Nations General Assembly. Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno, Continue Reading

World Bank Leadership Round Table Dialogue

DBM Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno participates in the World Bank Leadership Round Table Dialogue held Continue Reading

Philippine League of Local Budget Officers

Budget Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno congratulates the Philippine League of Local Budget Officers in Luzon, Inc. Continue Reading

Euromoney Philippines Investment Forum

Budget Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno discusses the fiscal priorities and reforms under the Duterte administration Continue Reading

Sec. Diokno meets with the Members of UN Development Programme

Budget Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno meets with the members of the United Nations Development Programme to discuss Continue Reading

2nd Public Management Development Program (PMDP) Leadership Conference

Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno delivers his inspirational message to the participants of the 2nd Public Continue Reading

Sec. Diokno Responds to Queries of the Senate Committee on Finance

Budget Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno, alongside Development Budget Coordination Committee members, responds to queries Continue Reading

Sec. Diokno with Development Budget Coordination Committee

Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno, together with the Development Budget Coordination Committee (DBCC) members, explains Continue Reading

Sec. Diokno Congratulates the DBM’s Procurement Service

Budget Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno congratulates the Department of Budget and Management’s Procurement Service Continue Reading

2nd PS-PHILGEPS Annual Merchant Workshop

Budget Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno with Undersecretary Janet Abuel and the officials Continue Reading

Sec. Diokno Discusess the 2017 Proposed Budget

DBM Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno discusses the 2017 proposed budget Continue Reading

2017 Budget Submission

2017 Budget Submission. House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez receives Continue Reading

Secretary Benjamin Diokno shared President Rodrigo Duterte’s budget priorities for F.Y. 2017

Secretary Benjamin Diokno shared President Rodrigo Duterte’s budget priorities for F.Y. 2017 Continue Reading

1st General Assembly and Election of Officers of the League of Provinces of the Philippines

Secretary Benjamin Diokno shared President Rodrigo Duterte’s budget priorities Continue Reading

AB Political Science Students of Ateneo de Davao University

AB Political Science Students of Ateneo de Davao University Continue Reading

Diokno Back at DBM: Old Spending Habits Must Go

“I’m glad I’m Back” Continue Reading