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‘Juana Change’ drops yellow color, joins call for Aquino’s impeachment

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INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Mae Paner, also known as Juana Change, joined the protest, on Monday, calling for the impeachment of President Benigno Aquino III, and wore a Filipiniana dress she once wore in a campaign for him.

Posted: July 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Sona most crucial for Aquino, say solons

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A protester holds a mask of Philippine President Benigno Aquino III while shouting slogans during a rally near his residence Sunday, July 27, 2014 at suburban Quezon city, northeast of Manila, Philippines. Aquino is expected to deliver his State-of-the-Nation address on Monday, the controversial Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) or the allocation of funds or savings by the government to finance various programs or projects which is under the discretion of the president and was declared in part as unconstitutional by the Supreme Court. AP

Will it be all gloves off or all apologies for President Aquino in his penultimate State of the Nation Address (Sona)?

Posted: July 28th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Aquino determined, unfazed on eve of penultimate Sona

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President Benigno S. Aquino III INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino III is set to deliver Monday afternoon (July 28) his penultimate State of the Nation Address (Sona) amid a backdrop of growing discontent over his Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) and impatience over his promised inclusive growth.

Posted: July 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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 »

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