Monthly Archives: November 2014

Aquino can move funds ala-DAP in redefined ‘savings’

MANILA — Congress has granted President Benigno Aquino III the power to move funds around in the same way he did with the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP), after the Senate retained the

SC ruling allowed lawmakers’ projects

MANILA  - The Supreme Court ruling striking down the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) as unconstitutional does not bar lawmakers from including their projects in the national budget, Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr.

Binay still runaway favorite despite corruption probe

MANILA — A high-profile corruption investigation has put a national spotlight on Vice President Jejomar C. Binay, but it has done little so far to dampen his political prospects. A Senate sub-committee,

Gonzales faces plunder, graft over P315-M PDAF ‘misuse’

MANILA — A multi-sectoral group on Friday filed plunder and graft charges against Liberal Party stalwart and House Majority Floor Leader Neptali Gonzales II before the Office of the Ombudsman for allegedly

MILF decommissioning fighters starting January

MANILA — The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) has agreed to start the decommissioning of its estimated 11,000 fully armed combatants and weapons by January, 2015. However, ammunitions are not covered by

Ombudsman endorses Cebu solon’s ouster

CEBU CITY—An administration congressman has been ordered dismissed from service for conflict of interest after his two schools were found to have collected from the city government at least P51 million for