By TJ Burgonio
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.
By Niña P. Calleja and Cynthia D. Balana
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.
By Nestor P. Burgos Jr.
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.
By Aquiles Z. Zonio
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.