By TJ Burgonio
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.
By Gil C. Cabacungan
The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) issued a thousand Special Allotment Release Orders (SAROs) to facilitate the release of funds to the spending agencies for its Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) from 2011 to 2013, the Philippine Daily Inquirer has learned.
By DJ Yap
, Leila B. Salaverria
Senator Antonio Trillanes IV said on Sunday said Energy Secretary Jericho Petilla should urge President Benigno Aquino III to back the measure that would give the chief executive emergency powers to address the looming energy supply crisis and put in place lasting solutions.
By DJ Yap
“This is not ‘resbak’ (revenge).”
By Allan Nawal
Bayan Muna Representative Neri Colmenares urged President Benigno Aquino III to stop the importation of rice and implement price control on the staple to stymie the rice cartel.