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Think tank denies misuse of funds from DAP


The Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) has countered claims that it misused hundreds of millions in taxpayers money from the administration’s Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) in the last three years.

Posted: September 6th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

De Lima, Henares take ‘ice bucket challenge’

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COLD PLAY  Justice Secretary Leila de Lima cringes as buckets of iced water are dumped on her.  ALEXIS CORPUZ

Two senior women officials of the Aquino administration on Tuesday got on the bandwagon and had themselves doused with cold water.

Posted: August 27th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

World Bank hails PH as next Asian miracle

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COMFORTER IN CHIEF  World Bank president Jim Yong Kim fields questions from the media during the Daylight Dialogue in the Palace while the embattled President listens during the “The Good Governance Challenge” session. Kim says the Philippines “is a global model in fighting corruption,” according to Agence France-Presse.  GRIG MONTEGRANDE

President Aquino on Tuesday received profuse praise from visiting World Bank president Jim Yong Kim, who declared that the Philippines would be the next Asian “miracle.”

Posted: July 16th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

P44B ‘Yolanda’ project launched

Social Welfare Secretary Dinky Soliman: Investment in the future.  FILE PHOTO

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) announced the launch this week of a P43.9-billion ($1 billion) comprehensive community-led program for 800 municipalities in the country, 500 of them in areas badly affected by Super Typhoon Yolanda.

Posted: June 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Cardinal Tagle to gov’t: Don’t forget the poor; where is growth going?

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Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle

Ensuring that both the rich and poor benefit from the growing wealth in the Asia Pacific will be the biggest challenge for the region’s leaders.

Posted: May 24th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »