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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 »

Ex-NPAs back Aquino vs impeachment

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President Benigno Aquino III. AP FILE PHOTO

A legislator representing a partylist group, composed mostly of former communist rebels, declared the support of the so-called Visayan bloc in the House of Representatives to President Aquino and against a move to impeach him.

Posted: July 25th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Quezon folk urge use of levy for storm repair

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LINEMEN from Albay Power and Energy Corp. work on power lines damaged by Typhoon “Glenda.” MARK ALVIC ESPALANA/INQUIRER SOUTHERN LUZON

Catholic Church leaders, a provincial executive and farmers in Quezon appealed to President Aquino to release portions of the P72-billion coconut levy fund to help rehabilitate areas devastated by Typhoon “Glenda.”

Posted: July 25th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

‘Glenda,’ ‘Henry’ rains not enough to fill Angat Dam

The amount of rain dumped by Typhoons “Glenda” and “Henry,” and enhanced by habagat (southwest monsoon), have not helped increase the water level at Angat Dam in Bulacan province, an official of the National Power Corp. (Napocor) said on Thursday.

Posted: July 25th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

AFP chief urges soldiers to defend DAP to family and friends

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gregorio catapang

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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