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Abad appears in Senate with Cabinet execs in tow

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Administration officials came to the Senate on Thursday to show their support for beleaguered Budget Secretary Florencio “Butch” Abad, who is at the center of the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) controversy.

Posted: July 24th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Budget chief Butch Abad faces Senate probe on DAP

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Florencio Abad

Embattled Budget Secretary Florencio “Butch” Abad on Thursday faced a Senate inquiry on the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP), parts of which were declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court.

Posted: July 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Senators’ suspension not penalty, says Drilon

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Since the preventive suspension of senators facing plunder or graft charges is not considered a penalty, the Senate has to comply with the Sandiganbayan anti-graft court’s directive to implement the 90-day suspension of its members once the ruling becomes final, two senators said on Wednesday.

Posted: July 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Senate hasn’t suspended Jinggoy Estrada, awaits appeal

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Senator Jose "Jinggoy" Estrada POOL PHOTO (file)

Detained Senator Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada has not been suspended yet by the Senate, as it awaits his possible filing of a motion for reconsideration.

Posted: July 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Pork scandal blamed for low Senate rating

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Senate President Franklin Drilon: Money spend properly. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Senate President Franklin Drilon on Wednesday blamed the pork barrel scandal that snared three senators for the chamber’s low satisfaction rating, even as he vowed to comply with the Supreme Court’s final ruling on the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP).

Posted: July 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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