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Chief Justice Sereno snubs ‘unhealthy’ House probe into Judiciary Development Fund

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno questioned on Tuesday the timing of the House of Representatives’ inquiry into the Supreme Court’s Judiciary Development Fund (JDF), adding that such a move doesn’t show a healthy relationship between the two branches of government.

Posted: August 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Alan Cayetano: Palace must clarify with SC what ‘savings’ mean

Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano: Just explain. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Malacañang should clarify with the Supreme Court what it meant by savings to save Congress from contravening its ruling, Senate Majority Leader Alan Peter Cayetano said on Friday.

Posted: August 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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 »