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Abad offering to quit: Bad script, acting

Toby Tiango

A badly acted farce. This was how the opposition described the offered resignation of Budget Secretary Florencio Abad and President Benigno Aquino III’s decision on Friday not to accept it as calls escalated for Abad’s head in the face of the Supreme Court’s ruling striking down Malacañang’s Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP).

Posted: July 12th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Palace showed ‘a-bad faith’ in defending Abad over DAP—UNA

UNA Secretary General  Toby Tiangco. FILE PHOTO

The opposition United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) scored Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda for showing bad faith in clearing Budget Secretary Florencio Abad in the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP).

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

UNA questions Aquino’s rabid defense of Abad over DAP

Health workers and militants conduct a picket rally outside the Department of Budget of Management near Malacanang Palace in Manila. The group wants to investigate and impeach President Benigno Aquino lll and Budget Secretary Florencio Abad, as the masterminds and main architects of the Disbursement Allocation Program. NIÑO JESUS ORBETA

Is President Benigno Aquino III afraid of Budget Secretary Butch Abad?

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

UNA after Abad’s head, not Aquino’s, over DAP

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Budget Secretary Florencio Abad. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The United Nationalist Alliance on Thursday dared President Benigno Aquino III to sack and charge with plunder Budget Secretary Butch Abad over the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP), parts of which were declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court (SC).

Posted: July 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

UNA: Recto, Gordon and Zubiri to join Pacquiao in possible senatorial slate

Ralph Recto, Richard Gordon and Miguel Zubiri INQUIRER FILE PHOTOS

Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto, an administration ally, is one of those being considered by the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) to be included in its senatorial slate in 2016, Senator Joseph Victor “JV” Ejercito said on Thursday.

Posted: May 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »