By Jerry E. Esplanada
The Department of Public Works and Highways has acknowledged it received nearly P5 billion in Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) funds, which the agency said went to at least 15 high-impact flood control projects under its ambitious Flood Management Master Plan for Metro Manila and surrounding areas in Central Luzon and Southern Tagalog.
TWO Cebu solons welcomed the move by the House of Representatives allowing legislators to use up to P24.5 million in the General Appropriations Fund to fund five priority infrastructure projects. But Cebu City south district Rep. Rodrigo Abellanosa said he will not rely solely on this. The neophyte congressman revealed that he will use all [...]
By Jennifer Allegado
The former barangay (village) chairman, who exposed a ghost project in Catbalogan City in Samar, was shot and killed by a lone assailant shortly before noon on Sunday.
By Christian V. Esguerra
Minority congressmen appear to be in the dark over the new pork barrel scheme prepared by the majority in place of the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF).
By Leila B. Salaverria
With the impending removal of the P25-billion lump sum pork barrel allocation from the national budget, the House of Representatives’ appropriations committee is mulling over a proposal to allow lawmakers to take charge of identifying over the limited infrastructure projects that would be provided for in the 2014 General Appropriations Act, according to Eastern Samar Rep. Ben Evardone.
Malampaya funds represent the royalties that the government collects from the Malampaya gas project in Palawan.
By Norman Bordadora
Corruption attended the P3.9-billion worth of infrastructure projects that were supposed to benefit Palawan and funded by the proceeds of the gas field in Malampaya off the western coast of the province, an administration senator yesterday said.
By Michael Lim Ubac
President Benigno Aquino III on Friday approved five big-ticket infrastructure projects that will cost a whopping P146.9 billion.
By Gil C. Cabacungan
The budget department released close to P140 million in pork barrel to the province of Dinagat Islands last month or six months after its representative, fugitive cult leader Ruben Ecleo Jr., was stricken off the congressional roster.
Barangay officials were incapable of implementing infrastructure projects in their areas, a City Hall investigation team said in its report. The team assigned by Mayor Michael Rama will submit their findings to the City Council and the Ombudsman-Visayas for further investigation. They said barangay officials would name those involved in influencing the implementation of the [...]
By Tonette Orejas
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO—Former Pampanga Gov. Eddie Panlilio on Monday urged Gov. Lilia Pineda to investigate reports that the practice of fleecing contractors in exchange for approval of their projects, has returned at the provincial capitol. According to the former governor, contractors are being asked to pay provincial officials at least 20 percent of project [...]