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DepEd gets largest share of proposed 2015 budget

The Department of Education (DepEd) will get the biggest allocation in the proposed P2.606 trillion budget for 2015.

The proposed budget for 2015, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) said, is 15.1 percent higher than the current year’s budget totaling to P2.265 trillion.
 2015 national budget, budget pie, Manila Bulletin

The government is allocating the largest portion of the budget to education development as it seeks P364.958 billion for DepEd.

Other agencies that will get the bulk of the budget are:

Department of Public Works and Highways – P300.519 billion

Department of National Defense – P144.036 billion

Department of Interior and Local Government – P141.423 billion

Department of Social Welfare and Development – P108.970 billion

Department of Health – P102.178 billion

Department of Agriculture – P88.818 billion

Department of Transportation and Communications – P59.463 billion

Department of Environment and Natural Resources – P21.290 billion

Judiciary – P20.285 billion

 

The proposed spending program, DBM Secretary Florencio Butch Abad said, is an “expression of President Benigno Aquino III’s unerring commitment to bring inclusive socio-economic development to the people.” (Jomari Guillermo)