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Secretary Abad mobbed by UP students protesting against Aquino’s ‘pork barrel’

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DBM Sec. Butch Abad INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Budget Secretary Florencio Abad was mobbed by protesters Wednesday night after a forum in the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City.

Posted: September 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

House starts plenary debate on proposed P2.6T budget

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AP file photo

The House of Representatives on Monday started its plenary deliberations on the proposed P2.606-trillion national budget for 2015.

Posted: September 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

COA: P200M pork projects questionable

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INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Roughly P200 million in pork barrel funds of a senator, seven party-list representatives and several allies of the Aquino administration that were coursed through the National Agriculture and Fisheries Council from 2012 to 2013 were awarded to dubious NGOs, the Commission on Audit said.

Posted: September 15th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

New ‘savings’ definition alarms KMP, former solon

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QUEZON farmers march from Lucena City to Manila to demand the completion of the government’s land reform program and the return of the coconut levy fund. DELFIN T. MALLARI JR./INQUIRER SOUTHERN LUZON

The new definition of “savings” in the proposed 2015 national budget has elicited more criticisms against the Aquino administration’s campaign against corruption.

Posted: September 13th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Lawmakers smell ‘pork barrel’ in military budget

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Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Is there pork barrel for the armed forces chief in the 2015 budget?

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

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