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Senator wants P40-M Apeco ‘caretaker fund’

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Sergio Osmena

Senator Serge Osmeña III is again pushing for a sparse budget for the Aurora Pacific Economic Zone and Freeport Authority (Apeco) for 2015, insisting that giving it the full allocation it had sought would be a “total waste of money.”

Posted: October 22nd, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Senate calls for prosecution of officials behind Northrail project

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Sen. Francis Escudero  INQUIRER file photo

The government is paying P9 billion for the derailed Northrail project but nobody has been charged for the fiasco, and not a kilometer of a rail has been built.

Posted: August 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,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 »

Palace OKs P62B for big infra projects

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President Benigno S. Aquino III.   MALACAÑANG PHOTO BUREAU

President Benigno Aquino III has approved a whole raft of infrastructure projects worth P62.3 billion to improve the supply of water to the capital and adjacent areas, increase the capacity of mass transport systems, modernize one Manila hospital and upgrade some of the country’s airports.

Posted: May 31st, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

When Lacson met Abad, Alcala, no fireworks

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Rehabilitation czar Panfilo Lacson, Budget Secretary Florencio Abad and Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala. INQUIRER FILE PHOTOS

There were no fireworks in the first Cabinet meeting between Supertyphoon “Yolanda” rehabilitation czar Panfilo Lacson, on one hand, and Budget Secretary Florencio Abad and Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala, on the other, since the former senator released the so-called “Napolist,” or the list of officials involved in the pork barrel scam allegedly masterminded by Janet Lim-Napoles.

Posted: May 17th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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