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Bello: Call for sacking of Cabinet men personal, not party move

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Akbayan Rep. Walden Bello. Photo from  congress.gov.ph

Akbayan Rep. Walden Bello confirmed Tuesday he did ask President Benigno Aquino III to fire Budget Secretary Florencio Abad and Agrarian Reform Secretary Virgilio De Los Reyes but distanced his party from what he said were his personal views.

Posted: August 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Fire Abad, ally urges Aquino

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Akbayan Rep. Walden Bello  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

An ally of President Aquino has made a personal appeal to him to let go of Budget Secretary Florencio Abad and Agrarian Reform Secretary Virgilio de los Reyes to restore the credibility of his “matuwid na daan” (straight path) reform agenda.

Posted: August 26th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Palace asks: What pork?

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On the eve of a massive protest to be held at Rizal Park in Manila on Monday, Aug. 25, Malacañang on Sunday maintained that the graft-ridden pork barrel had been scrapped. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

What pork? Define pork. On the eve of a massive protest to be held at Rizal Park in Manila on Monday, Malacañang on Sunday maintained that the graft-ridden pork barrel had been scrapped.

Posted: August 25th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Abad explains ‘various projects’ in 2015 budget

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Budget Secretary Florencio Abad.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO / GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE

Accused of inserting pork barrel items into the proposed 2015 budget, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) has released more details on how the government intends to spend P20.8 billion under the so-called Grassroots Participatory Budgeting Process (GPBP).

Posted: August 22nd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Senate calls for prosecution of officials behind Northrail project

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Senator Chiz Escudero. ARNOLD ALMACEN/INQUIRER file photo

The government is paying P9 billion for the derailed Northrail project but nobody has been charged for the fiasco, and not a kilometer of a rail has been built.

Posted: August 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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