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Palace admits it’s not out of the woods yet on DAP issue

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Malacañang admitted Saturday its work clarifying the Disbursement Acceleration Program was not done yet after opposition Sen. Nancy Binay said that Budget Secretary Butch Abad still had a lot of explaining to do following Thursday’s Senate hearing.

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

Anti-DAP petitioners slam Senate hearing

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Greco Belgica. Photo by Ryan Leagogo/INQUIRER.net

How could the “culprits” investigate the alleged crime properly? Petitioners who brought Malacañang’s Disbursement Acceleration Program before the Supreme Court slammed Thursday’s Senate hearing on the nullified presidential discretionary fund scheme, saying an independent team should be in charge of the investigation.

Posted: July 25th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Jinggoy Estrada mocks Senate for being ‘rah-rah squad’ of Abad

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Detained  Senator  Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada. INQUIRER PHOTO/LYN RILLON

Detained Senator Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada criticized the Senate on Friday for acting like a “rah-rah” squad for the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) during Thursday’s hearing on the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP).

Posted: July 25th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Nancy Binay gets praises for grilling Abad over DAP

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Sen. Nancy Binay.  RYAN LEAGOGO/INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Senator Nancy Binay was overwhelmed Friday by praises she said she has been receiving for asking pointed questions to Budget Secretary Florencio Abad during Thursday’s Senate hearing on the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP).

Posted: July 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Cabinet goes all out for DAP

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ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN  Budget Secretary Florencio Abad, flanked by Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima (left) and Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Arsenio Balisacan (right), defends the Disbursement Acceleration Program, which the Supreme Court declared unconstitutional, at the Senate finance committee hearing on Thursday. Behind them are other Cabinet members in the VIP gallery.  RICHARD A. REYES

With a little help from Senate President Franklin Drilon and other administration senators, Cabinet officials on Thursday tried to convince the Senate finance committee that President Aquino was not “ill-advised” on the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) and that the economic stimulus plan that the Supreme Court had struck down had a legal basis.

Posted: July 25th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

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