Promise 12: Increase health, education expenditure
Economy, Health, Education | 07/25/2010 12:12 AM
We will focus investment expenditure in the very urgent need to invest in education (especially in early childhood education) and in health.
The Aquino campaign platform: Action plans on Economy
Promise 7: Streamlining of the government bureaucracy
Promise 10: Target key industries with greatest potential for growth
Promise 13: Promote technical and vocational education
July 10, 2012: The Aquino administration is proposing a P2.006 trillion budget for fiscal year 2013, or 10.5 percent or about P190 billion higher than last year’s budget. Social services still take up the biggest portion of the budget. Budget Secretary Florencio Abad said 34.8 percent or P698.4 billion of the proposed budget has been allotted for social service delivery agencies such as the Department of Education, the DSWD and the Department of Health. (Continue reading)
June 5, 2012: The House-approved budget for 2012 is P238.8 billion, including P2.4 billion for kinder. For 2016, the introduction of grade 11 (HS year 5) has a preliminary estimated cost of P38 billion, assuming all costs are borne by the government (Medium-Term Spending Plan for Basic Education, 2011). DepEd is targeting to involve other stakeholders to generate additional financial resources. (Continue Reading)
Aquino bares plans to improve RP healthcare (pcoo.gov.ph, October 18, 2010)
President Benigno S. Aquino III announced that the Department of Health’s budget will be increased in next year’s General Appropriation Act to ensure that more Filipinos will be provided greater access to healthcare.
In his speech keynoting the joint opening of the International Federation of Head and Neck Oncologic Societies (IFHNOS) and the Philippine Societies of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (PSO-HNS) conventions at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Pasig City on Sunday, the Chief Executive said the 13.6 percent increase in the DoH’s 2011 budget would be used to increase the coverage of Philhealth “to five million families in three years or less.”
“In the area of healthcare, there is much more that needs to be done, but here is what we have done so far: We have increased the budget of the Department of Health by 13.6 percent next year. Much of that money will go to public health centers,” the President said. (Continue reading)