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Recto pushes for more senior citizen pensioners by 2015

Senator Ralph Recto. INQUIRER file photo

Senate President Pro-Tempore Ralph Recto is urging the government to increase the number of senior citizen pensioners from the current 479, 080 this year to 770,804 in 2015.

Posted: March 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Enrile, Estrada: We pocketed not even a cent from pork


In life as in everything else, you can only give what you have. Senators Jinggoy Estrada and Juan Ponce Enrile are not willing to give what they insist they did not have—notwithstanding testimony from whistle-blowers that the lawmakers pocketed hefty kickbacks from their pork barrel.

Posted: February 4th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Gov’t allots P4B to rebuild markets, town halls in Leyte

Interior Secretary Mar Roxas INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The government has earmarked P4 billion for the immediate repair and reconstruction of public markets and civic centers that were destroyed when Super Typhoon Yolanda tore through the Visayas more than two months ago, Interior Secretary Mar Roxas said on Sunday.

Posted: January 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

86% of 2014 budget now released to agencies—Aquino

President Benigno Aquino III. AP FILE PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino III announced on Wednesday that some 86 percent of the P2.265-trillion national budget for 2014 has been effectively released to various agencies at the start of the year, in a measure intended to lessen “opportunities for corruption.”

Posted: January 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Gov’t agencies that got funds told to set guidelines for services after pork abolition

Cavite Rep. Elpidio Barzaga. FILE PHOTO

The executive agencies that got money after the pork barrel funds of Congress were removed from its 2014 budget and then realigned to other government offices should come out with guidelines on how the public could avail of services or assistance, Cavite Rep. Elpidio Barzaga said on Wednesday.

Posted: January 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino signs pork-tainted budget

President Benigno Aquino III. AP

President Benigno Aquino III on Friday signed the P2.265-trillion General Appropriations Act (GAA) for 2014, a figure lower by P3.2 billion than what he had proposed in July.

Posted: December 21st, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

PDAF scholars can still get funds, says legislator

House appropriations chair Rep. Isidro Ungab: Budget assurance. Photo from congress.gov.ph

Scholars dependent on the now-scrapped pork barrel need not despair. According to House appropriations chair Rep. Isidro Ungab, they still have a chance to receive funding for their education under the 2014 national budget.

Posted: December 17th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

House ratifies P2.2T budget for 2014

House of Representatives. FILE PHOTO

The House of Representatives on Monday ratified the P2.264 trillion 2014 budget, which contains the much-needed P100 billion rehabilitation and reconstruction fund for calamity-stricken provinces.

Posted: December 16th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Santiago hits P800M Ceza budget

Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiiago INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago on Wednesday urged Budget Secretary Butch Abad to recommend to President Aquino the veto of the P800-million allocation for the Cagayan Economic Zone Authority (Ceza) under the P2.26-trillion national budget for 2014.

Posted: December 12th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Sans funds for condoms, budget is safe–Sotto

As far as Sen. Vicente Sotto III is concerned, the 2014 budget is “safe.”

Posted: December 12th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Bicam OKs P2.26T nat’l budget


The bicameral conference committee on Tuesday passed a P2.264-trillion national budget bill, leaner with the deletion of P3.2-billion worth of pork barrel, but packed with more than P140-billion in lump sums for post-disaster rebuilding, calamity and quick-response funds, and related allocations.

Posted: December 11th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Solicitor General to argue for DAP before SC on Tuesday


The Supreme Court will resume on Tuesday the oral arguments on the Aquino administration’s controversial Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP), with Malacañang expected to mount a strong defense for its legality and constitutionality.

Posted: December 8th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Escudero: Calamity fund not for Lacson to spend

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Senator Francis Escudero. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The billions of pesos in calamity and quick response funds—at least the ones allocated by Congress—for the Eastern Visayas are not for the so-called rehabilitation and reconstuction czar to spend but will go to the line departments, according to Sen. Francis Escudero.

Posted: December 5th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

  1. Estrada: Gigi Reyes won’t testify vs JPE
  2. Cagayan mayor shot dead after flag-raising ceremony
  3. Obama, family cause a small stir at Easter service
  4. Santiago sees Palace hand in Gigi’s return
  5. ‘Malang’ next crocodile attraction after ‘Lolong’
  6. Gigi Reyes’ only option: tell all
  7. Malaysia Airlines jet turns back after tire burst
  8. Ancient enigmatic carvings in danger of disappearing
  9. New plant to boost supply of clean energy
  10. More bodies from ship; transcript reveals wavering
  1. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  2. Suspect in Vhong Navarro mauling tries to leave PH
  3. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  4. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  5. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  6. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  7. ‘Mom, I love you,’ says text from student on sinking ferry
  8. Massive infra spending set
  9. Fr. Suarez says last Mass on Easter before returning donated land to San Miguel
  10. I’ll follow my conscience on Estrada, says JV Ejercito
  1. KL confirms Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 ended in Indian Ocean
  2. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  3. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  4. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  5. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  6. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  7. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
  8. Police rule out foul play in Helena Belmonte’s death as boyfriend is ‘traumatized’
  9. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  10. Hammer-wielding robbers cause chaos at Philippines’ Mall of Asia


  • 22 houses destroyed, 3 hurt as violent wind storm hits village
  • 242 out of 438 pass board tests for chemical engineers
  • Reckless driver endangered lives of Aquino, entourage–report
  • 5 OFWs from Negros quarantined for MERS-CoV tests
  • Release of village chief’s truck caught carrying illegal logs slammed
  • Sports

  • Alaska takes quarterfinals opener over San Mig Coffee
  • Jackson finds second wind to push Meralco past Rain or Shine
  • NLEX fights off Derulo Accelero to remain unbeaten
  • Mayweather diehard Bieber eats pride, poses with Pacquiao for photo op
  • Power Pinays rip Singapore to enter quarters in Asian volley tilt
  • Lifestyle

  • Miss America: Don’t suspend teen over prom invite
  • Transitions and resurrection in the performing arts
  • ‘Archaeology tour’ of Cebu’s heritage of faith
  • Historic Fort Bonifacio tunnel converted into a septic tank
  • ‘Imports’ from London, and play of the year
  • Entertainment

  • Arrest warrants out vs. Deniece Cornejo, Cedric Lee, et al over serious illegal detention
  • Lindsay Lohan says she had a miscarriage
  • Discovery network cancels Everest jump
  • ‘Captain America’ stays strong atop US box office
  • Easter musings
  • Business

  • Oil prices to go up on supply concerns, optimism on US rebound
  • Century Pacific Food sets IPO price at P13.75 per share
  • Oil prices down in quiet Asian trade
  • Asian shares mixed in holiday-thinned trade
  • BDO seen keen on bidding for Cocobank
  • Technology

  • PH has slowest internet in Southeast Asia
  • Nintendo’s trailblazing Game Boy marks 25th anniversary
  • Nasa’s moon-orbiting robot crashes down
  • Netizens pay respects to Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • Nokia recalls 30,000 chargers for Lumia 2520 tablet
  • Opinion

  • Gigi’s home
  • Palace stonewalls on MRT inquiry
  • Couple of things too
  • There is plenty of water behind Wawa Dam
  • Triduum thoughts of a young boy
  • Global Nation

  • QC woman who flew in from Middle East tests negative for MERS-CoV
  • DFA, DOH urge OFWs not to panic over MERS-Cov
  • Balikatan could spoil peace talks, says militant group
  • DFA officers hold workshop on aiding human traffic victims
  • Canada in communication with PH on toxic wastes
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