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Abad didn’t sign DAP Saros

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Budget Undersecretary for Operations Mario L. Relampagos: I am the designated signatory. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

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.

Posted: July 24th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

SC junks BIR request for SALNs of justices

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Bureau of Internal Revenue building.  AFP FILE PHOTO

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.”

Posted: July 24th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines | Read More »

You ain’t seen nothing yet: Aquino on SC case again

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President Benigno S. Aquino III delivers his speech during the commemoration of the 150th Birth Anniversary of Apolinario Mabini at the Apolinario Mabini Shrine in Barangay Talaga, Tanauan City, Batangas on Wednesday (July 23, 2014).   Ryan Lim / Malacañang Photo Bureau

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.

Posted: July 24th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Binay: Political rival behind plunder raps

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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.”

Posted: July 24th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

DepEd sticks to K-to-12 education

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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. depedcalabarzon.ph photo

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.

Posted: July 24th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

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