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Drilon links drag in gov’t spending to SC’s DAP ruling

Senate President Franklin Drilon. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

While commending the country’s economic growth in the second quarter of the year, Senate President Franklin Drilon warned that a “sharp drop” in government spending, if not addressed immediately, could pull down overall growth and make the full-year 6.5% to 7% growth “unattainable.”

Posted: August 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Australia tycoon apologizes for calling Chinese gov’t ‘mongrels’

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Australian tycoon Clive Palmer on Tuesday apologized for calling the Chinese government “mongrels” who “shoot their own people” after a fierce backlash from Beijing and politicians in Canberra.

Posted: August 27th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | 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 »

Clamor still on vs Manila truck ban despite 2 express lanes


Saying that the continuous implementation of the expanded truck ban in Manila and Joint Administrative Order (JAO) No. 2014-01 against colorum trucks may adversely affect the country’s economic growth, an official of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) has urged the government to put on hold the implementation of the two policies until the end of the year.

Posted: August 20th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Drilon, Belmonte: Charter change to lift foreign equity limits

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Senate President Franklin Drilon (left) and Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr.: Allies but biggest opponents of a second term for President Aquino. (Photo by Benhur Arcayan / Malacanang Photo Bureau)

The biggest opponents of a second term for President Aquino through a constitutional amendment are his principal allies in Congress, Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. and Senate President Franklin Drilon.

Posted: August 20th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »