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Protests mount vs Aquino

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FROM LEFT TO RIGHT  Antipork barrel advocates file an impeachment complaint against President Aquino in the House of Representatives.  Among the 28 petitioners are Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) secretary general Renato Reyes Jr., retired Archbishop Oscar Cruz, former Gabriela Rep. Liza Maza, Volunteers against Crime and Corruption president Dante Jimenez and Scrap Pork Network leader Mae Paner. Also in photo are Bayan Muna Representatives Neri Colmenares and Carlos Zarate.  LYN RILLON

The House of Representatives on Monday accepted the first impeachment complaint filed by 28 activists led by Bagong Alyansang Makabayan against President Aquino for culpable violation of the Constitution in the implementation of the controversial Disbursement Acceleration Program and betrayal of public trust.

Posted: July 22nd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

It’s red and black for court workers

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Employees of the judiciary wear red shirts and black pants in protest against the Aquino administration's “bullying” of the Supreme Court.  PHOTO BY TETCH TORRES-TUPAS/INQUIRER.net

Red and black were the colors displayed by judiciary workers nationwide to protest President Aquino’s attacks on the Supreme Court and plans by his congressional allies to impound the Judicial Development Fund (JDF).

Posted: July 22nd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Aquino preaches love amid moves to oust him

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Amid moves to impeach him, he talked of caring for others. Where he sounded combative before, on Monday he preached the gospel of love, saying that’s the duty of every Christian.

Posted: July 22nd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

DAP doled out in small doses

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The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) dispersed the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) funds to legislators in small doses for indigent patients, scholarships and livelihood programs—a distribution pattern eerily similar to the congressional pork barrel funds before these were outlawed by the Supreme Court.

Posted: July 22nd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Will Aquino deliver on vow to pass FOI?

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President Aquino: Nothing sure until it’s signed.  (Ryan Lim/Malacañang Photo Bureau)

The Freedom of Information (FOI) bills introduced since the 8th Congress do not seek to create the people’s right to information. The right is already recognized in the 1973 Constitution and further strengthened in the 1987 Constitution.

Posted: July 22nd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

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