Congress raises DND budget by P3.6B

President Aquino signed the P1.816 Trillion 2012 national budget on December 15. Based on details revealed in the Manila Bulletin, the DND allocation was P108.1B. This represents a P1.35B increase from the Department of Budget and Management’s (DBM) 2012 National Expenditure Program which originally sought P106,750,022,000. This amount is P3.6B, or 3.4%, higher than the 2011 budget.

As of writing, the 2012 General Appropriations Act is not yet available on the DBM Website. For discussions about this budget, see the following discussion.