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Abad didn’t sign DAP Saros

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Budget Undersecretary for Operations Mario L. Relampagos. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Budget Secretary Florencio Abad refrained from signing outgoing documents, including special allotment release orders and notices of cash allocation, six months after his appointment, according to a Department of Budget and Management memorandum obtained by the Inquirer.

Posted: July 24th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

What Went Before: 5 Makabayan bloc legislators got P481M pork barrel

Former Bayan Muna Rep. Teodoro Casiño was one of five congressmen belonging to the Makabayan bloc in the House of Representatives who received a combined P481 million in Priority Development Assistance Fund since President Aquino assumed office in 2010. INQUIRER.net file photo

Documents from the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) last year showed that five congressmen belonging to the Makabayan bloc in the House of Representatives received a combined P481 million in Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) since President Aquino assumed office in 2010.

Posted: July 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

What Went Before: The discovery of DAP

In September last year, Sen. Jinggoy Estrada, in a privilege speech entitled “The Untold PDAF Story that the People Should Know,” said that congressmen were “rewarded, bribed” and given “additionals” by the Aquino administration to get its way in Congress.

Posted: July 2nd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Andaya signed 33 Saros in PDAF scam

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rolando-andaya

Camarines Sur Rep. Rolando Andaya, who allegedly received P255 million from businesswoman Janet Lim-Napoles while he was budget secretary, signed almost all the special allotment release orders (Saros) from 2007 to 2009 issued to the three senators indicted for plunder in the Sandiganbayan, documents obtained by the Inquirer showed.

Posted: July 1st, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Ombudsman trains guns on bogus NGOs

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Office of the Ombudsman.  PHOTO from www.ombudsman.gov.ph

With the arrest of certain principal players in the P10-billion pork barrel scam allegedly masterminded by Janet Lim-Napoles, the Office of the Ombudsman has begun building its case against other officials who used bogus nongovernment organizations (NGOs) and ghost projects to allegedly pillage the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF).

Posted: June 24th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

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