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Militant groups to Palace: Give us details on DAP

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Militant groups on Wednesday slammed President Benigno Aquino and Budget Secretary Florencio Abad for continuing to stonewall on giving full details on fund releases under the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP), specifically lump sum allocations to senators and representatives worth P17.4 billion.

Posted: July 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Lawmakers split on full accounting of DAP funds


Leaders of the House of Representatives are divided on whether its members should comply with Malacañang’s order for them to make a full accounting of the roughly P12 billion in funds from the Disbursement Acceleration Program given to lawmakers from 2011 to 2012.

Posted: July 14th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Belmonte won’t clear all lawmakers linked to scam

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Speaker Feliciano Belmonte has refused to issue a sweeping statement clearing of any wrongdoing the 100 past and present members of the Lower House tagged by businesswoman Janet Lim-Napoles as among her agents or beneficiaries in her pork barrel scam.

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

House can’t stay quiet on pork barrel scam–Belmonte

Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr.: Just right. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. said the House of Representatives cannot remain silent on “baseless” accusations against it over the Priority Development Assistance Funds (PDAF) scam.

Posted: June 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Lawmakers indicted for ‘pork’ scam can remain in office—Belmonte

Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Members of the House of Representatives who will be detained because of criminal cases over kickbacks from pork barrel funds would be allowed to continue doing their job as legislators while undergoing trial, according to Speaker Feliciano Belmonte.

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