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A LAWMAKER has filed a bill to abolish the budget department’s procurement arm, which had been flagged by state auditors and probed by Congress over questionable purchases of medical supplies and overpriced laptops.   House Bill 5748 seeks to abolish the Department of Budget and Management’s Procurement

Iloilo province used to be “green” in so far as African swine fever (ASF) is concerned. But not since last month. On Oct. 17, the Provincial government of Iloilo implemented quarantine procedures and disease prevention and control measures against ASF-infected pigs, pork, and products derived