Monthly Archives: October 2013

Aquino stands firm on DAP

MANILA – A defiant President Benigno Aquino III on Wednesday night defended the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) despite widespread clamor for the abolition of the program that has been slammed as unconstitutional

Kapunan quits as Napoles lawyer in detention case

MANILA  - The lead defense counsel of Janet Lim-Napoles in the serious illegal detention case before the Makati   Regional Trial Court branch 150 has withdrawn from the case. In a phone interview,

Aquino exec served as Napoles’ lawyer

MANILA — Local Water Utilities Administration (LWUA) Chairman Rene Villa served as lawyer of detained businesswoman Janet Lim-Napoles for four years, making him the highest-profile government executive and Liberal Party (LP) official

‘Bribery’ voids Corona impeachment – Puno

MANILA — If it can be proved that the senators who acted as judges in the impeachment trial of former Supreme Court chief justice Renato Corona were “bribed” through the Disbursement Acceleration

Aquino rating drops in Palace survey

MANILA – President Aquino’s approval rating hit a record low amid the pork barrel scandal, a Malacañang survey showed. According to data gathered by The STAR, a survey commissioned by the Office

More find govt fight vs graft to be wanting

MANILA — More Filipinos consider corruption to be the most urgent national concern and a substantial number  believe the Aquino administration’s work on five key national concerns are wanting, the pollster Pulse