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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 »

AFP chief urges soldiers to defend DAP to family and friends

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After telling his troops on Tuesday to stay out of the debate on the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP), the chief of staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines told them on Thursday to defend President Aquino’s economic stimulus plan that the Supreme Court struck down three weeks ago.

Posted: July 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

SC: BIR chief’s request for justices’ SALN has no sufficient basis

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The Supreme Court. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

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Posted: July 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

P500M in DAP funds went to Iloilo multi-purpose dam in Iloilo – DBM

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Close to P500 million in funds from the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) went to a controversial megadam project in Iloilo, according to a list of projects released by the Department of Budget and Management.

Posted: July 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Driver sought for kidnap slay of Fil-British teen, pal in South Cotabato

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Police in Isulan, Sultan Kudarat, are hot on the trail of a driver who was tagged in the abduction and killing of a Filipino-British boy from South Cotabato and his teenage friend.

Posted: July 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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