By Marc Jayson Cayabyab
The supposed speedy response to disaster and crisis took a huge bite in President Benigno Aquino III’s fifth State of the Nation Address (Sona), as he boasted of the country’s achievements in the aftermath of the three major disasters – an earthquake, a monster typhoon, and a rebel siege – that rocked the country the past year.
By President Benigno Aquino III
Vice President Jejomar Binay; President Fidel Valdez Ramos; Senate President Franklin M. Drilon and members of the Senate; Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. and members of the House of Representatives; Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno and our Justices of the Supreme Court; distinguished members of the diplomatic corps; members of the Cabinet; officials in local government; members of the military, police, and other uniformed services; my fellow public servants; and, to my Bosses, the Filipino people:
By DJ Yap
Many politicians with presidential ambitions, including Vice President Jejomar Binay, won’t be able to run in 2016 if the anti-political dynasty bill is passed into law in its current version, a lawmaker said Monday.
By Frances Mangosing
Militants were greeted with water cannons as they tried to break through police barricade on Commonwealth Avenue while President Benigno Aquino III was delivering his State of the Nations Address.
By Matikas Santos
Budget Secretary Florencio “Butch” Abad said that they intend to file a draft joint resolution for Congress to clarify the definition of “savings” following the Supreme Court’s (SC) ruling against the Disbursement Allocation Program (DAP) and allow the funds to be utilized again.