By Nancy C. Carvajal
Budget Secretary Florencio Abad refrained from signing outgoing documents, including special allotment release orders and notices of cash allocation, six months after his appointment, according to a Department of Budget and Management memorandum obtained by the Inquirer.
By Christian V. Esguerra
Supreme Court justices have rejected a six-month-old Bureau of Internal Revenue request for copies of their statements of assets, liabilities and net worth (SALNs) to “determine if they paid the right taxes.”
By Nikko Dizon
He ain’t done yet. Showing no worry over violating the sub judice rule, President Aquino on Wednesday used the 150th birth anniversary celebration of Apolinario Mabini, one of the Philippine Revolution’s most brilliant lawyers, to turn the tables on the Supreme Court, which had declared his Disbursement Acceleration Program unconstitutional.
By Christine O. Avendaño
Vice President Jejomar Binay on Wednesday said the allegation that he and his son allowed the construction of an overpriced P1.56-billion parking building beside Makati City Hall had “no factual or legal leg to stand on.”
By Jeannette I. Andrade
The Department of Education (DepEd) said it will remain steadfast in pushing through with the program to add two more years to high school in 2016 despite a call by Senator Antonio Trillanes IV to suspend its implementation until basic problems in the country’s educational system are resolved.