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Abad defends budget against Senator Santiago attack

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

Budget Secretary Florencio Abad has dismissed claims the P2.6-trillion 2015 budget was the administration’s “preparatory budget” for the 2016 elections.

Posted: December 7th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Alan Cayetano: Pork for Palace, not for solons

Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano: Just explain. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

The Executive Department has pork barrel in the proposed P2.606-trillion 2015 national budget, but not lawmakers, Senate Majority Leader Alan Peter Cayetano said Friday.

Posted: November 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Drilon: If you can find pork in budget, go to SC

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Senate President Franklin Drilon. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—Senate President Franklin Drilon on Wednesday dared those who are alleging that the pork barrel has returned in the proposed P2.606-trillion 2015 budget to go to the Supreme Court to complain.   “[The issue] can always be brought back to the Supreme Court if there is such an issue, such a system (pork barrel),” […]

Posted: November 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Binay gets second invite to hearing


The Senate blue ribbon subcommittee is inviting Vice President Jejomar Binay anew to its hearing on the allegedly overpriced Makati parking building so he could respond to the serious charges of corruption leveled against him, Sen. Aquilino Pimentel III said Saturday.

Posted: October 19th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Senator Pimentel backs German think tank’s stand vs dynasties

Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Sen. Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III on Saturday welcomed a German think tank’s analysis that there won’t be any true progress in the Philippines unless the country’s political dynasties are dismantled.

Posted: April 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »