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Cabinet goes all out for DAP

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 »

Heard on Inquirer Radio 990AM: JV Ejercito on aborted Gilas-NBA match

The fans were disappointed. We were expecting a great match between Gilas Pilipinas and those NBA stars, only to be caught in the middle of a basketball drill.—Sen. JV Ejercito on the supposed tune-up game between the Philippine basketball team and visiting NBA players at Tuesday night’s “Last Home Stand” event that drew loud boos at Smart-Araneta Coliseum

Posted: July 24th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Ejercito believes he got P10M DAP funds for voting to impeach Corona

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Senator Joseph Victor “JV” Ejercito admitted on Thursday that the P10-million Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) funds that he received when he was congressman might have been his reward for voting to impeach then Chief Justice Renato Corona.

Posted: July 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

More senators disclose how they spent their DAP

(From left) Senators JV Ejercito and Sergio Osmeña III, and former Sen. Edgardo Angara. INQUIRER FILE PHOTOS

More senators disclosed details of their Disbursement Accelesration Program (DAP) projects on Wednesday.

Posted: July 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

JV Ejercito: Let Enrile use his iPad in jail


Senator JV Ejercito on Wednesday said authorities should be considerate and allow Senator Juan Ponce Enrile to use his favorite gadget, an iPad, inside jail so he can “exercise his brain.”

Posted: July 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »