By Nestor P. Burgos Jr.
Even as defenders of the pork barrel insist on the necessity of the controversial legislators’ fund, the Commission on Audit (COA) found that the city government failed to implement projects bankrolled by the Priority
Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) amounting to P12 million.
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.
By Juliet Labog-Javellana
President Benigno Aquino III opened another vein of endless speculation when he again hinted at entertaining thoughts of running for a second term, telling leaders of the ruling Liberal Party (LP) and their allies in Malacañang on Friday that he was “slightly open” to the idea of extending his term of office beyond 2016.
By Marlon Ramos
Lawyer Jessica Lucila “Gigi” Reyes could not restrain her emotions as she sat next to her former boss, detained Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile, during their arraignment in the Sandiganbayan on Friday.
By DJ Yap
The atmosphere was taut; the debate was turning ugly; the lawmakers were at each other’s throats.