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Drilon sued for plunder

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OVERPRICED? An artist’s sketch shows a perspective of the P488-million Iloilo Convention Center now being built in Barangay Airport in Mandurriao District, Iloilo City. A former aide of Senate President Franklin Drilon has filed a plunder complaint against the senator, claiming that the project funded by pork barrel funds from Congress and Malacañang was overpriced.  PHOTO COURTESY OF ILOILO BUSINESS PARK

“Malicious and baseless,” says Senate President Franklin Drilon.

Posted: October 30th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Aquino: I’m willing to go to jail…

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President Benigno Aquino III 
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In so many words, yes, President Aquino said he was willing to go to jail for decisions he had made, such as approving the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP), which the Supreme Court subsequently declared unconstitutional.

Posted: October 23rd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Abad urges accountants to lobby high court on DAP

Florencio ''Butch'' Abad 2

Saying the Supreme Court ruling on the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) could cripple the bureaucracy, Budget Secretary Florencio Abad Jr. asked the Association of Government Accountants of the Philippines Inc. (Agap) on Tuesday in Baguio City to lobby the Supreme Court into amending its July 1 decision that declared unconstitutional parts of the government’s stimulus scheme.

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

DAP fell short of objective–COA

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The Commission on Audit said the controversial economic stimulus program of the Aquino administration fell short of its promise of accelerating spending. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Commission on Audit has spoken: The controversial economic stimulus program of the Aquino administration fell short of its promise of accelerating spending.

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

Sereno: I do not serve Presidents, excuse me…

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Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno INQUIRER.net file photo

She does not serve any President and she doesn’t have to endure anyone, either. Brave words, and they came from no less than the country’s top magistrate.

Posted: October 17th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

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