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  • Solons quiz Palace  on P23b new funds

    Solons quiz Palace on P23b new...

    Raise fears supplemental budget meant for election

    HOUSE Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr., the leader of the independent minority bloc Leyte Rep. Ferdinand Martin Romualdez and other lawmakers questioned Thursday the Palace’s decision to seek a supplemental budget of P23.34 billion for activities that already covered by the 2014 and 2015 budgets. The...
  • Aquino: LP bet hunt on

    Aquino: LP bet hunt on

    But admits ruling party still in consensus mode

    President Benigno Aquino III said the administration coalition is now in talks with other political leaders, including Vice President Jejomar Binay, as it began its selection process for standard bearer for 2016. But Aquino, in an interview in Singapore aired over state-run Radyo ng Bayan, begged off from...
  • House OKs power reso

    House OKs power reso

    Leaves it up to Senate to give PNoy go-ahead

    THE HOUSE of Representatives passed a resolution Tuesday granting President Benigno Aquino III special powers to deal with a projected power shortage next year, but the Senate put the measure on hold to make way for budget deliberations. Senator Sergio Osmena III, chairman of the committee on energy, said...
  • PNoy vows fight vs ISIS

    PNoy vows fight vs ISIS

    US aid worker, 18 others beheaded; Obama says it’s ‘an act of pure evil’

    The Philippines has committed to help in the fight against the growing threat of the Islamic State, amid reports that the jihadists beheaded 19 people, including an American aid worker, which United States President Barack Obama decried as “an act of pure evil.” On Tuesday, President Benigno...
  • Grace-Chiz team looms

    Grace-Chiz team looms

    Roxas, presumptive LP bet, yanked out by Palace faction

    A FACTION within the camp of President Benigno Aquino III—including his sisters—is rooting for Senators Grace Poe and Francis Escudero to run for president and vice president in 2016, repudiating Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II, a Palace source said Sunday. Secretary Mar Roxas, Senators Grace...

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