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Militant groups to Palace: Give us details on DAP

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Militant groups on Wednesday slammed President Benigno Aquino and Budget Secretary Florencio Abad for continuing to stonewall on giving full details on fund releases under the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP), specifically lump sum allocations to senators and representatives worth P17.4 billion.

Posted: July 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Youth group vs Abad: He must go to jail

PLEASE EXPLAIN Budget Secretary Florencio Abad faces increasing demands from critics to resign for the alleged misuse of public funds. At right,members of militant youth groups hold a rally outside the DBM office in Manila on Tuesday. JOAN BONDOC

More than a dozen youth leaders led by Kabataan Rep. Terry Ridon on Tuesday filed plunder charges against Department of Budget and Management (DBM) chief Florencio Abad, saying “a bad secretary must go to jail.”

Posted: July 9th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Aquino impeachment, Abad plunder raps pushed


With Malacañang offering no apologies and taking a defiant stance in the face of the adverse Supreme Court ruling on the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP), the Makabayan bloc is proceeding to endorse the impeachment complaint against President Aquino and the filing of plunder charges against Budget Secretary Florencio Abad.

Posted: July 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

‘Serial’ filer of impeachment suits at it again


Oliver Lozano is at it again. The former lawyer of the late authoritarian President Ferdinand Marcos beat everyone else in filing an impeachment complaint against President Benigno Aquino III in connection with what the Supreme Court had described as unconstitutional practices in the government’s Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP).

Posted: July 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

House urged to probe dropping of Filipino as a college subject

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A party-list lawmaker wants the Commission on Education (CHEd) investigated by the House of Representatives for ordering the removal of mandatory Filipino subjects from the curriculum of colleges and universities, insisting that there was still a need for students to study Filipino at higher levels.

Posted: June 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »