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2 heads not good for agri sector–Drilon

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Two heads are not always better than one. Senate President Franklin Drilon on Tuesday questioned the wisdom of having two men on top of agriculture in the government in the persons of Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala and Presidential Food Security Adviser Francis Pangilinan.

Posted: August 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Low rating by traders elates Palace

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Malacañang is generally “happy” with the results of a Makati Business Club (MBC) survey even if key executive departments—including the Office of the President—took a beating, posting the lowest net satisfaction ratings.

Posted: August 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Senate gets worst rating


How the mighty fall. The net satisfaction ratings of the Senate and the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) suffered huge drops in the wake of the public uproar over the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) and the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP), according to results of a recent survey of big business leaders.

Posted: August 12th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Anti-illegal drug agencies eye 100% conviction rate

The AIDSOTF is gunning for a 100 percent conviction rate in the illegal drugs cases that it files, from their usual 75 percent batting average.

Law enforcement agencies are gearing for higher conviction rates in illegal drug cases after President Aquino signed a new law amending Republic Act (RA) No. 9165, or the 2002 Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act.

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

COA wants NIA advisory unit scrapped


The Commission on Audit (COA) has recommended the abolition of the advisory unit for its heavy dependence on outside consultants and heavy losses.

Posted: August 4th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »