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COA orders Enrile, Reyes to return P345-M pork

Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile and Gigi Reyes (inset). INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

There was absolutely no project implementation at all.

Posted: August 23rd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Senate calls for prosecution of officials behind Northrail project

Senator Chiz Escudero. ARNOLD ALMACEN/INQUIRER file photo

The government is paying P9 billion for the derailed Northrail project but nobody has been charged for the fiasco, and not a kilometer of a rail has been built.

Posted: August 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Abad: LP should meet with Aquino to get clear stand on Charter change

Florencio ''Butch'' Abad 2

Given that President Benigno Aquino III has expressed openness to Charter change, lawmakers could convince him to take a look at lifting the restrictive economic provisions in the 1987 Constitution, Budget Secretary Florencio Abad said Wednesday.

Posted: August 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Uncategorized | Read More »

DBM: No ‘pork’ in antipoverty projects

Florencio ''Butch'' Abad 2

Heeding the clamor, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) has uploaded on its two websites the details of poverty reduction projects worth P20.9 billion, which 1,590 local governments are seeking through a Grassroots Participatory Budgeting Process (GPBP) in the proposed P2.6-trillion national budget for 2015.

Posted: August 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Judiciary suffers declining budget share under Aquino admin

The Supreme Court building in Manila. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Despite ruling against Congress’ favor when it struck down is pork barrel funds, the Supreme Court (SC) appealed to the House of Representatives to approve their proposed P32.664 billion budget in 2015.

Posted: August 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »