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Palace asks: What pork?

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On the eve of a massive protest to be held at Rizal Park in Manila on Monday, Aug. 25, Malacañang on Sunday maintained that the graft-ridden pork barrel had been scrapped. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

What pork? Define pork. On the eve of a massive protest to be held at Rizal Park in Manila on Monday, Malacañang on Sunday maintained that the graft-ridden pork barrel had been scrapped.

Posted: August 25th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Senate gets worst rating

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How the mighty fall. The net satisfaction ratings of the Senate and the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) suffered huge drops in the wake of the public uproar over the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) and the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP), according to results of a recent survey of big business leaders.

Posted: August 12th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Party-list rep presents ‘smoking gun’ on pork

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A party-list lawmaker on Monday released audio recordings of Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) Chair Patricia Licuanan and Health Undersecretary Janet Garin confirming the hush-hush deals giving lawmakers access to their disallowed P20.7-billion pork barrel allocations inserted in lump sum funds in this year’s budget.

Posted: August 12th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

COA to 5 cities, town: Return unused PDAF

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The Commission on Audit has found something sour in the P230-million fund from the Disbursement Acceleration Program meant for a milk feeding program that had 52 proponents, including Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr., lawmakers from the Makabayan bloc and an NGO associated with a sister of President Aquino. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Commission on Audit (COA) has ordered five cities and one town in Metro Manila to return to the National Treasury P340 million worth of unused pork barrel funds that had been rendered illegal after the Supreme Court’s ruling nine months ago.

Posted: August 11th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Luy: JLN employees posed as farmers

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Whistle-blower Benhur Luy testified in court on Wednesday that alleged pork barrel scam’s mastermind Janet Lim-Napoles ordered her employees to be photographed as farmers receiving livelihood kits and packages from dummy foundations that she used to embezzle P10 billion from the Priority Development Assistance Fund that funded development projects in congressional districts.

Posted: August 8th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

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