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Drilon: Taking easy way out not Aquino’s style


President Benigno Aquino III got strong support from a key Senate ally who even commended him for not accepting the resignation of his budget secretary.

Posted: July 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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 »

Drilon bares DAP documents

Senator Franklin Drilon  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Heeding Malacañang’s call for transparency and accountability, Senate President Franklin Drilon immediately released on Tuesday documents pertaining to the P100 million funds that he availed under the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP).

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 »

SWS: Binay’s rating recovers as Aquino allies stumble

Vice President Jejomar Binay. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The net satisfaction ratings of President Benigno Aquino III’s stalwarts in Congress and the Judiciary took a dip according to the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey, reaching their lowest points during Aquino’s administration last March as lawmakers linked to the pork barrel scam face plunder charges.

Posted: July 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »