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Senators remain unimpressed with Aquino execs’ defense of DAP

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Budget Secretary Florencio 'Butch' Abad answers questions during Thursday's Senate hearing on the Disbursement Acceleration Program. RYAN LEAGOGO/INQUIRER.net

Showing up in the Senate in full force, President Benigno Aquino III’s Cabinet officials were grilled on Thursday over the wisdom of allotting Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) funds for projects that did not spur the economy.

Posted: July 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,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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