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Palace admits it’s not out of the woods yet on DAP issue

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Malacañang admitted Saturday its work clarifying the Disbursement Acceleration Program was not done yet after opposition Sen. Nancy Binay said that Budget Secretary Butch Abad still had a lot of explaining to do following Thursday’s Senate hearing.

Posted: July 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

MILF sticks to points settled in signed agreement

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The Malaysian facilitator of the peace negotiations between the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front arrived Saturday afternoon to observe a meeting between the two peace panels to thresh out differences over the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law, including the use of the plural form in some of terms, the Inquirer learned.

Posted: July 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Coalition demands to hear Aquino on freedom of info bill

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Supporters of the People’s Freedom of Information (FOI) bill on Friday said they want to hear President Benigno Aquino III’s endorsement of its passage into law in his fifth State of the Nation Address (Sona), even as they called the FOI the new DAP or “Disclosure Acceleration Program.”

Posted: July 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Meeting between Aquino, Bangsamoro body ‘cordial’

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President Benigno Aquino III  AFP FILE PHOTO

President Aquino met Thursday with members of the Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC)—the body that drafted the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL)—in a move seen as part of the government’s effort to resolve issues created by Malacañang’s supposed watering down of the draft bill.

Posted: July 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

No stalemate with MILF, says gov’t peace panelist

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A member of the government peace negotiation panel on Wednesday denied there was a “stalemate” between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in the drafting of a Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL).

Posted: July 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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