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Survey shows fewer Filipinos approve of Aquino’s fight vs corruption

President Benigno Aquino III. AP FILE PHOTO

Amid controversies surrounding the Priority Development Assistance Fund and the Disbursement Acceleration Program, more Filipinos now disapprove of the Aquino administration’s efforts at fighting graft and corruption in the government, according to the latest survey by Pulse Asia.

Posted: July 25th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Ex-NPAs back Aquino vs impeachment

President Benigno Aquino III. AP FILE PHOTO

A legislator representing a partylist group, composed mostly of former communist rebels, declared the support of the so-called Visayan bloc in the House of Representatives to President Aquino and against a move to impeach him.

Posted: July 25th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Nancy Binay suspects political rivals behind plunder rap vs dad, brother

Senator Nancy Binay.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Senator Nancy Binay suspects that the people behind the filing of plunder charges against her brother and father might be allied with either the Liberal Party (LP) or the Nacionalista Party (NP).

Posted: July 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Abad may reveal DAP list at Senate Thursday – Palace

Budget Secretary Florencio Abad.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO / GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE

Malacañang on Tuesday said Budget Secretary Florencio “Butch” Abad may submit the detailed list on the projects funded by the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) to the Senate this week.

Posted: July 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

‘Good faith’ won’t save 5 from graft raps


In a case that sounds familiar in the wake of controversies over President Aquino’s Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP), five officials of a Negros Occidental town were suspended from office by the Ombudsman for graft amid claims by their lawyer that they acted in “good faith.”

Posted: July 21st, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »