INQToday: Removed secret funds less likely to be restored in bicam level
Senator Sonny Angara says the confidential funds of civilian agencies stripped by Congress remained less likely to be restored in the bicameral committee level tackling the P5.768 trillion national budget for 2024.
In an ambush interview on Thursday, Angara, chairman of the upper chamber’s committee on finance, downplayed claims that there’s a possibility that the secret allocation of some government agencies may still be restored by the bicameral conference committee.
The Philippines and Vietnam urge countries to comply with maritime rules based on the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea in the South China Sea.
The appeal was made in Hanoi during a defense strategic dialogue between Department of National Defense Senior Undersecretary Irineo Espino and Vietnam’s Deputy Minister of National Defense Lieutenant General Hoang Xuan Chien on November 22.
The Armed Forces of the Philippines says the New People’s Army has no more “active” guerrilla units in the country.
“There are no more active guerrilla fronts,” AFP spokesperson Colonel Medel Aguilar said during a public briefing.
Former presidential spokesperson Harry Roque asks media practitioners to stand in solidarity with Sonshine Media Network International, saying that supposed threats of franchise revocation is an attack on press freedom.
In a video clip taken by the Kamuning Pandesal Forum on Thursday, Roque can be seen pleading to media workers to protect press freedom.
The University of the Philippines dominated La Salle in the title opener of the UAAP season 86 men’s basketball finals.