By Gil C. Cabacungan
The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC), chaired by former Pampanga Rep. Zenaida Ducut, failed to protect consumers, while it lavished its officers with MacBooks and iPads and deployed government vehicles without “For Official Use Only” markings, the Commission on Audit (COA) said.
By Leila B. Salaverria
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.
By Christian V. Esguerra and Leila Salaverria
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.
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.
By Julie M. Aurelio
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.