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Escudero wants PDAF reallocation in budget

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Responding to the clamor for the abolition of pork barrel, Sen. Francis “Chiz” Escudero on Sunday suggested that Congress reallocate its P25.24-billion Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) in the proposed P2.268-trillion budget for 2014 to specific items in government departments.

Posted: August 26th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Santiago sees plunder in 44 mayors’ letters

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Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Forty-four letters from mayors asking for the same multimillion-peso amount from the same funding source, with the money never coming, show a crime pattern that is reason enough to bring plunder charges, Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago said on Sunday.

Posted: August 5th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Bill aims to stop ‘padrino’ setup

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Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

In a quixotic attempt to curb the “padrino system” that she admits is not exclusive to the customs bureau, Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago has filed a bill barring politicians from recommending individuals to any position in government offices across the country.

Posted: August 5th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

3 years on, breast-feeding law not fully followed

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Senator Pia Cayetano. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Three years after the Expanded Breast-Feeding Promotion Act was signed into law, many commercial establishments and work places still have not put up lactation stations that provide privacy and comfort for breast-feeding mothers and their infants.

Posted: August 2nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

What did Estrada tell his 2 boys in the Senate?

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joseph estrada

Was there more than met the eye when Manila Mayor Joseph “Erap” Estrada suddenly showed up Monday morning at a closed-door meeting between his sons, Senators Jinggoy Estrada and Joseph Victor “JV” Ejercito?

Posted: July 23rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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