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More senators disclose how they spent their DAP

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(From left) Senators JV Ejercito and Sergio Osmeña III, and former Sen. Edgardo Angara. INQUIRER FILE PHOTOS

More senators disclosed details of their Disbursement Accelesration Program (DAP) projects on Wednesday.

Posted: July 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Angara says PH ‘salvation’ lies in Benham Rise near Aurora

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Former Senator Edgardo Angara has urged the government to create an environment that would attract the private sector to explore Benham Rise, a wide underwater plateau in the country’s eastern seaboard believed to be rich in gas and minerals.

Posted: July 2nd, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Edgardo Angara says Acef fund used to build Baler road, agri-related projects

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Former Senator Edgardo Angara. FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—Former Sen. Edgardo Angara insisted on Tuesday, he did not personally benefit from the P300-million fund from the Agricultural Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (ACEF).   Contrary to news reports, Angara said the fund financed a road project that fast-tracked travel between Aurora and Manila, a mariculture park and a coconut-based products complex in his home [...]

Posted: May 6th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

2 lawmakers gained from farm subsidies

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Former Sen. Edgardo Angara (left) and former Palawan Rep. Abraham Mitra refuse to take responsibility not only for the reputed failure of the Agricultural Competitiveness Enhancement Fund but also for how it was allegedly pillaged by dummy companies fronting for lawmakers. INQUIRER FILE PHOTOS

They were the brains and gatekeepers of a multibillion-peso farm subsidy fund supposedly meant to prepare the agriculture sector for the country’s trade integration into the Southeast Asian market next year, but official documents showed their bailiwicks became the biggest beneficiaries of their pet legislation.

Posted: May 5th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Angara, 2 media men may be invited to Senate ‘pork’ scam probe

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Former Senator Edgardo Angara. FILE PHOTO

Former Senator Edgardo Angara and two media men who have been dragged into the “pork barrel” controversy may be invited to face a Senate probe to answer the issues being raised against them, Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero told reporters on Wednesday.

Posted: March 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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