By DJ Yap and TJ Burgonio
A badly acted farce. This was how the opposition described the offered resignation of Budget Secretary Florencio Abad and President Benigno Aquino III’s decision on Friday not to accept it as calls escalated for Abad’s head in the face of the Supreme Court’s ruling striking down Malacañang’s Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP).
During his first State of the Nation Address four years ago, President Aquino assured justice for the murder of Fernando Baldomero, a councilor of Lezo town, Aklan province, and provincial chair of the partylist group Bayan Muna.
By Gil C. Cabacungan
The House of Representatives will conduct a probe on the Department of Social Welfare and Development’s (DSWD) failure to bring aid to close to thousands of homeless people in Zamboanga City who were displaced by three weeks of gunfire and shelling between the military and the Moro insurgents 10 months ago despite massive funds allocated by Congress to improve their welfare.
By Marc Jayson Cayabyab
The militant partylist Bayan Muna said it would endorse the impeachment complaint of youth groups against President Benigno Aquino III over the unconstitutionality of his Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP).
By Christine O. Avendaño
Militant labor and government workers on Friday became the third petitioner to challenge the constitutionality of the RP-US Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (Edca) before the Supreme Court.