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SC upholds Robredo memos on LGU fiscal disclosure, transparency

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Upholding transparent and accountable governance, the Supreme Court on Wednesday junked a former governor’s petition against the memoranda that the late Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo had issued requiring the full public disclosure of local government income and expense reports.

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

Prosecution, defense warned vs making remarks on Napoles bail bid

Janet Lim-Napoles. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

The Sandiganbayan third division on Thursday cautioned both the prosecution and defense panels from making comments on the petition for bail of alleged pork scam brains Janet Lim-Napoles.

Posted: December 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Congress allots P715M for SC automation projects


After trying to rein in its coequal branch just months earlier, the Aquino administration may well be warming up to the judiciary, with Congress committing some P715 million in additional funding for court automation projects next year, an official of the Supreme Court bared on Wednesday.

Posted: December 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Palace: Budget support to judiciary not a bribe

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MANILA, Philippines—Malacañang on Wednesday denied that President Benigno Aquino III’s lobbying for the judiciary budget was a form of bribe for the Supreme Court to issue a favorable decision on the administration’s Disbursement Acceleration Program and the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (Edca). “That’s not in any way suhol (bribe),” presidential spokesperson Edwin Lacierda said in […]

Posted: December 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino vows swift OK for judiciary budget

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President Benigno Aquino III. FILE PHOTO

Four months after repeatedly attacking the Supreme Court for declaring his Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) as unconstitutional, President Benigno Aquino III on Tuesday appeared to offer an olive branch, vowing to swiftly provide budgetary support for the judiciary.

Posted: December 3rd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »