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If I got DAP funds, I didn’t ask for them–Santiago

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Miriam Santiago 2

MANILA, Philippines—Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago on Thursday said that if any funds sourced from the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) were listed as having been made available to her, she had not asked for these and that her office had received these “in due course.”   Commenting on reports that she was among the senators who benefited […]

Posted: September 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Abad on mobbing: I wanted sober discourse

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SOFTBALL
TREATMENT
Finance Secretary
Cesar Purisima
(from left), Budget
Secretary Florencio
Abad and
Socioeconomic
Planning Secretary
Arsenio Balisacan
appear at the Senate
hearing on the
controversial
Disbursement
Acceleration
Program of
the Aquino
administration.

Budget Secretary Florencio “Butch” Abad on Thursday said that while he understood that “fighting for the welfare of [the] country is often an emotional and passionate pursuit,” it should not result in “violence and aggression.”

Posted: September 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

DAP projects on DBM website

Florencio ''Butch'' Abad 2

The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) said Wednesday it has made available to the public detailed information on projects funded by government savings.

Posted: September 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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 »

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 »

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