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  • 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...
  • Palace pushes ‘debate’

    Palace pushes ‘debate’

    ‘Binay-Trillanes face-off timely, part of democracy’

    THE Palace said Sunday the highly anticipated debate between Vice President Jejomar Binay and Senator Antonio Trillanes must push through “to shed light on timely issues” such as the allegedly overpriced Makati City Hall Building II. “Having public debates among our political leaders on...
  • It takes 2 to Tango, House tells Aquino

    It takes 2 to Tango, House tells...

    Senate inaction threatens extra power bid

    THE Senate’s misgiving to pass an appropriate resolution will effectively prevent Congress from granting emergency powers to the Aquino administration for the uploading of additional power generating capacity next year. Feliciano Belmonte, Jr. Speaker Feliciano Belmonte, Jr. stressed that since the...

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