27 Dec 2013
by Romeo Bernardo and Christine Tang
In this, our year-end report, we print in full our conversation with Philippine Budget Secretary Florencio "Butch" B. Abad, by all accounts one of the President's most trusted men. The “point guard” on budget matters, he talks about the pork barrel controversy and its possible impact on public expenditures and the administration's reform agenda, as well as spending priorities in the 2014 budget, including programs in support of public-private partnerships. He also answers our questions about the Liberal Party's plans for 2016.Face-to-Face with the Budget SecretaryFlorencio "Butch" B. Abad, ...
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