By Leila B. Salaverria
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 […]
By Kristine Angeli Sabillo
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.”
The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) said Wednesday it has made available to the public detailed information on projects funded by government savings.
By Erika Sauler
Budget Secretary Florencio Abad was mobbed by protesters Wednesday night after a forum in the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City.
By Gil C. Cabacungan
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.