Events and Activities

Forum on Amending the Economic Provisions of the Constitution
March 08, 2017
Belmonte Hall, SWA, House of Representatives
Expiration of the Waiver for Quantitative Restrictions on Rice Importation by June 2017: Options for Food Policy
February 28, 2017
Conference Rooms 3&4,RVM, House of Representatives
The Dual Executive and Semi-Presidentialism
February 1, 2017
Speaker Nograles Hall, SWA, House of Representatives
Motor Vehicle User's Charge (MVUC) in the Philippines
December 8, 2016
Speaker's Social Hall, House of Representatives
Evaluation of the Impact of the Agricultural Insurance Program of the Philippine Crop Insurance Corporation (PCIC)
December 6, 2016
Speaker Nograles Hall, SWA, House of Representatives
Review and Assessment of the Student Grants-in_Aid for Poverty Alleviation Program
Novermber 23, 2016
Office of the Speaker Social Hall, House of Representatives
Are we on Track? Assessing Economic Reforms and Tackling Inequality to End Poverty
October 18, 2016
Conference Rooms 1&2,RVM, House of Representatives
Public Forum on Governance and Law: Realising Change and Approaches that Work
September 15, 2016
Conference Rooms 1&2,RVM, House of Representatives
Approaches to Accommodating Diversity in Federal Systems
August 30, 2016
Speaker Belmonte Hall,SWA, House of Representatives
Fiscal Federalism: Principles and Practice in Taxation, Equalization and Transfer Systems, and Wealth Sharing
August 23, 2016
Speaker Belmonte Hall,SWA, House of Representatives 
Intergovernmental Relations (IGR) and the Rule of Law in Federal Systems
August 10, 2016
Speaker Belmonte Hall,SWA, House of Representatives 
Federalism 101: Concepts, Forms and Boundaries
August 2, 2016
Speaker Belmonte Hall,SWA, House of Representatives
Bottom-up Budgeting 
November 10, 2015
Conf. Rm. Nos. 3 & 4, Mitra Bldg., House of Representatives
Addressing the Jobs Challenge Toward Inclusive Growth 
October 22, 2014
Belmonte Hall, South Wing Annex  Bldg., House of Representatives
Review and Assessment of Programs Offered by State Universities and Colleges
July 22, 2014
Conf. Rm. Nos. 1 & 2, Mitra Bldg., House of Representatives
Study of Government Interventions for Employment Generation in the Private Sector
July 09, 2014
Conf. Rm. Nos. 7 & 8, Mitra Bldg., House of Representatives
Quick Response Funds & Disaster Risk Reduction Management Resources in the DND
July 02, 2014
Conf. Rm. Nos. 1 & 2, Mitra Bldg., House of Representatives
World Bank VP Rachel Kyte: A Speaking Event on Climate Change
May 22, 2014
Andaya Hall, House of Representatives


The CPBRD Policy Brief provides in-depth analyses of relevant policy issues requiring legislative action. It tackles issues particularly aligned with the legislative prioritiesof Congress and as agreed in the Legislative-Executive Development Advisory Council (LEDAC).  The discussions are intended to give legislators with a deeper understanding of socio-economic, fiscal and institutional problems and their implications, as well as potential remedies leading to the creation and/or amendment of laws.



The CPBRD Notes contains articles that discuss emerging issues and clarifies relevant concepts pertaining to bills filed in Congress.  This publication also provides the venue for the technical staff to surface new ideas and update policy makers with developments in various technical working groups (TWGs) and program implementation.




The CPBRD Forum presents the proceedings of the round table discussions (RTDs), seminars, and other knowledge sharing activities organized or participated in by the CPBRD in partnership with other knowledge institutions. It discusses the highlights of the lectures and debates during the open forum which can be readily referred to in future deliberations of related legislative proposals.



The Agency Budget Notes (ABN) contributes to making more informed reviews and deliberation of department/agency budgets that are submitted to Congress. The ABN examines the past, current and proposed budgets in terms of allocation by program/project, type of expenditure (i.e., current expenditures and capital outlay), and shares of regional offices. It highlights results of program evaluation (either done in-house or by other research institutions), as well as the audit findings and status of implementation of prior year's recommendation of Commission on Audit.

Budget Briefer CoverBUDGET BRIEFERS

The Budget Briefer examines the proposed national government budget which consists of three major publications, as follows:

The Macroeconomic Perspective analyzes the underlying macroeconomic assumptions of the proposed budget such as the growth target, inflation, interest and foreign exchange rates, and oil prices. It shows the dynamic relationship between the budget variables and the macroeconomic parameters.

The Dimensions of the Proposed Budget examines the size and allocation of the national budget, and how it is supportive of the development plans of government. It is a condensed version of the National Expenditure Program that acquaints legislators with the destribution of the budget by sector, department, region, and type of fund (i.e., new, continuing and automatic).

The briefer of Financing the Budget presents the proposed financing program that consists of tax and non-tax revenues, and borrowings. It evaluates the reliability of revenue targets under prevailing circumstances, reviews proposed legislative measures to increase revenue collections, and recommends other potential revenue sources.

budget variance coverBUDGET VARIANCE TABLES

The Budget Variance Tables are intended to facilitate the legislators' evaluation of the President's annual budget proposal. This handbook provides a quick reference to the size and distribution of the proposed obligation budget. The tables present a comparison of the budget by object of expenditures (i.e., personal services, maintenance and other operating expenses, and capital outlay), and by department/agency and special purposed fund. It shows the increments and reductions in agency budgets, and identifies the top gainers and losers under the proposed budget with reference to the immediate past year.


The Facts in Figures provides a snopshot of current and emerging trends on various socio-economic, fiscal and institutional concerns. This publication provides simple and clear visual illustrations through graphs and tables for a quick review of statistical data.


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