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9 Metro mayors ordered to return P331-M PDAF

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Mayors Herbert Bautista, Joseph Estrada, Junjun Binay and Vergel Aguilar. FILE PHOTOS

The Commission on Audit (COA) has directed the mayors of nine cities in Metro Manila to return to the National Treasury more than P331.7 million in unused pork barrel funds released to them by several lawmakers.

Posted: November 28th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

P315-M pork charges filed vs House Majority Leader Neptali Gonzales II

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House majority leader Neptali Gonzales II. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

A group calling for President Benigno Aquino III’s ouster on Thursday filed plunder and graft charges against House Majority Leader Neptali Gonzales II for the alleged misappropriation of P315.4 million of his Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) allocations from 2007 to 2009.

Posted: November 28th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Aquino may be impeached over Edca–Santiago

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Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago on Thursday warned that President Benigno Aquino III may be impeached for agreeing to the provisions stipulated under the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (Edca).

Posted: November 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino: Levy is for farmers

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PRESIDENTIAL ASSURANCE President Aquino meets on Wednesday with coconut farmers who marched from Davao City starting on Sept. 21, the 42nd anniversary of martial law, to Malacañang. He assured them that the government is on their side and supports their efforts to recover coco levy funds. GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE

Their long walk to Malacañang did not exactly go to waste. Assuring coconut farmers that the government was “on your side,” President Benigno Aquino III on Wednesday threw his support behind a bill outlining how they would directly benefit from P71 billion in taxes collected from them during the Marcos regime.

Posted: November 27th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Aquino mulls executive order on coco levy fund

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President Benigno Aquino III   AP FILE PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino III on Wednesday said he was considering issuing an executive order on the controversial coco levy fund pending the approval of a law specifying how the fund will be managed.

Posted: November 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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