Legislative Budget Research and Monitoring Office (LBRMO) Publications
Budget Facts & Figures
25 Years of CARP25 Years of CARP
April-June 2014 (1.4 MB)
Land reform policies have been in the political agenda in the country since the Commonwealth period. In fact, the Philippine Agrarian Reform Program is one of the longest-running programs of its kind anywhere in the world.1
Health Sector Budget: An Analysis
April-June 2013 (1.11 MB)
I once was tasked by my father to personally transport blood needed by his brother who was confined at their provincial hospital, and there I first heard the locals called the said hospital as “Mona Lisa Hospital” because, according to them, the lyrics of the famous song “Mona Lisa” describes the patients admitted in that hospital, i.e., “they just lie there and they die there”.
The 2013 Empowerment Budget
January-March 2013 (1.5 MB)
After being threshed out for several months in the legislative mill and right in the thick of the Christmas season, President Benigno Aquino signed the P2.006 trillion national budget for fiscal year 2013 into law last December 19, 2012.