Amenah F. Pangandaman, DBM Secretary

The New Government Procurement Act: Greatest reform to combat graft and corruption in recent history

Last Saturday, July 20, 2024, was very fulfilling for me as the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) Secretary. We witnessed the signing into law of Republic Act (RA) No. 12009, or the New Government Procurement Act (NGPA), by President Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos, Jr. (PBBM). 

Green Green Green Program: Developing more vibrant, well-connected and sustainable communities

In his 2023 State of the Nation Address, President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. (PBBM) defined his dream for communities, saying, “The building blocks of progressive, livable, and sustainable communities will never be complete without appropriate and responsible action to mitigate and adapt to the effects of climate change.”

Fulfilling PBBM’s promise: Funding the much-awaited HEA claims

Roman philosopher, politician, and lawyer Cicero popularized the idea that justice is giving one’s due.

2024 PEB Tokyo: Engaging with our Japanese partners to fast-track economic progress

I was privileged to join fellow economic managers during the Philippine Economic Briefing (PEB) held in Tokyo, Japan on June 21, 2024. With me were Special Assistant to the President for Investment and Economic Affairs Secretary Frederick Go, Finance Secretary Ralph Recto, Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Arsenio Balisacan, Trade and Industry Secretary Alfredo Pascual, and Transportation Secretary Jaime Bautista, among others.

Environment and ICT months: Building a technology-driven and future-proof Bagong Pilipinas

June is almost over, but I cannot let this month pass without commemorating two important celebrations very close to my heart: Philippine Environment Month and National Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Month.