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TweetThis is an update of last year’s article on defense spending (see here). The 2013 graph shows a disturbing P26.5M drop that may give the impression that the Philippines was reducing its defense commitments. This, however was there result of a shifting of responsibility for certain funds from the Department of National Defense to other […]

TweetPresident 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 […]

TweetRelated discussion:¬† Based on available data on the Department of Budget and Management Website, Philippine defense spending is at an all time high. The following graph presents the DND budget from 2005 (the oldest record available at the DBM site) to 2011. The DND allocation increased by 81% for 2011. Interestingly, this does not […]

TweetThe Department of Budget and Management has published the National Expenditure Program for 2012 on its Website. President Aquino presented the same to Congress on the 26th of July. The proposed budget increased the DND budget by P2,245,101,000. One notable beneficiary of the increase is the Government Arsenal which received a 35% increase in its […]

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