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Palace refuses to give info on 116 projects funded by DAP, eyes SC appeal

Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

A day after asking senators to account for funds they had received from the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP), Malacañang rejected calls on Tuesday that it release its own list of 116 projects funded by the facility, which the Supreme Court last week declared unconstitutional.

Posted: July 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Palace to senators: Account for DAP

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Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda: The DAP is good but all those who implemented it are criminally liable? INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Smarting from the Supreme Court’s adverse ruling last week, Malacañang now wants senators to disclose where the enormous funds they had received from its purported economic stimulus package had gone to.

Posted: July 8th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Proposed Bangsamoro autonomy won’t be watered down—Palace

Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda.  FILE PHOTO

It’s likely Congress will tackle the draft law carving a new autonomous Bangsamoro region in southern Philippines in the next regular session.

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

Escudero tells De Lima: Stop lawyering for Napoles


Why is Justice Secretary Leila de Lima lawyering for Janet Lim-Napoles?

Posted: May 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

‘Bulk of Yolanda budget not yet released’

Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

A bulk of the P100 billion allotted for rehabilitation and recovery efforts in Yolanda-hit areas has yet to be approved for release by the Office of the President, a joint congressional inquiry revealed.

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