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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 »

Pulse Asia: Binay still leading pick for president

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Vice President Jejomar Binay. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

If the presidential elections were held last June, Vice President Jejomar Binay would have won by a landslide, the Pulse Asia said.

Posted: July 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Senators powerless over brownouts caused by ‘Glenda’

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Sen. Serge Osmeña III INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Even senators were not spared by the wrath of Typhoon “Glenda” (international name: Rammasun) as some of them were hit by brownouts Wednesday.

Posted: July 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Escudero, Poe on Aquino’s defense of DAP: The law is the law

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Senators Grace Poe and Chiz Escudero.  INQUIRER PHOTO

While they understand President Benigno Aquino III’s frustration over the Supreme Court’s ruling against the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP), two administration senators said the “law is the law” and that the Constitution should be “faithfully executed.”

Posted: July 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Escudero on tandem with Poe: We have neither party nor money

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Senator Chiz Escudero. ARNOLD ALMACEN/INQUIRER

While saying anything is possible, Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero said both he and Senator Grace Poe have neither political group nor money to run a campaign in 2016.

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

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