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  • ‘Sand bagging’ bloats budget

    ‘Sand bagging’ bloats...

    Palace accused of cornering P393b as savings

    THE Palace has sandbagged P393 billion in funds that it can declare as savings by the middle of 2015 by inserting bloated items in the national budget, opposition lawmakers charged Friday. Jonathan dela Abakada Rep. Jonathan dela Cruz and ACT Teachers Rep. Antonio Tinio said the 269 pages of errata that were...
  • Senate dared on Drilon

    Senate dared on Drilon

    ‘Have the balls to probe allegations against ally’

    SENATOR Jinggoy Estrada on Thursday challenged Senator Teofisto Guingona III, chairman of the Blue Ribbon Committee, to “have the balls” to investigate allegations that Senate President Franklin Drilon benefited from the overpriced construction of the Iloilo Convention Center. United Nationalist...
  • P2.6t nat’l budget  OK’d amid protest

    P2.6t nat’l budget ...

    Redefined ‘savings’ give Aquino power to divert funds mid-year

    THE House on Wednesday approved without cuts the P2.606-trillion national budget on third and final reading, including P4.7 billion in errata and special provisions that would allow President Benigno Aquino III to impound funds and declare these as savings by mid-year, and use them for other projects. The...
  • PNoy on second term: ‘Not the right solution’

    PNoy on second term: ‘Not the...

    PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino III appears to have finally accepted public opinion and declared that running for second term in 2016 despite a constitutional prohibition “is not [the] right solution.” “There are some quarters that were saying I should try and go for a second term. I don’t...
  • Senate conduct harms chamber

    Senate conduct harms chamber

    Legal experts denounce ‘lynching’ during Binay probe

    TWO legal experts on Monday slammed the way the Senate is conducting its investigation into the alleged properties of Vice President Jejomar Binay, saying the three senators leading the probe are doing the chamber more harm than good. Sessions resume. Senators Grace Poe and Aquilino Pimentel III confer with...

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