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Abad: Budget free of pork

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Budget Secretary Florencio Abad.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO / GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE

Budget Secretary Florencio Abad insisted Tuesday that the proposed national budget for next year was free from pork barrel, despite Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago’s allegation that it included P37.3 billion in lump-sum appropriations.

Posted: November 26th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Anti-pork barrel group submits 10,000 signatures from QC for people’s initiative

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GOLDEN PIG AS NEW IDOL  Members of organizations taking part in the “Stand Up, Sign Up” people’s initiative against all forms of pork barrel at Rizal Park in Manila take cover from the heat under a giant papier-mâché golden pig.  RICHARD A. REYES

The pork barrel lives on and the battle continues with the voters’ pen.

Posted: November 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Sandiganbayan OKs Estrada therapy in San Juan

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Jinggoy Estrada (2)

The Sandiganbayan Fifth Division on Tuesday granted Senator Jinggoy Estrada’s request to undergo therapy for shoulder pains, allowing him to leave detention twice a week to seek treatment in a hospital in San Juan City.

Posted: November 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Lawmakers’ projects in 2015 budget not ‘pork’—Escudero

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Sen. Francis Escudero. FILE PHOTO

The inclusion of projects identified by lawmakers in the 2015 national budget does not constitute a return to the pork barrel system but is an exercise of the lawmakers’ power of the purse, according to Sen. Francis Escudero.

Posted: November 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

SC urged to nullify proposed 2015 budget

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Augusto Syjuco Jr.

Former Iloilo Representative Augusto Syjuco Jr. asked the Supreme Court to declare unconstitutional the proposed P2.6 trillion national budget for 2015.

Posted: November 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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