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  • ‘Don’t blame SC for weak growth’

    ‘Don’t blame SC for...

    Sereno tells Palace ruling on DAP can’t be a factor

    MALACAÑANG should not blame the Supreme Court decision declaring the acts and practices under the Disbursement Acceleration Program unconstitutional for the economy’s lackluster performance in the third quarter, Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno said Friday. She defended the high court ruling on...
  • Lawmakers’ poser: Where did money go?

    Lawmakers’ poser: Where did...

    Rehab efforts ‘can’t be felt, seen’ in Yolanda-hit areas

    An administration senator and the head of the independent bloc at the House of Representatives on Thursday demanded that concerned government agencies account for the billions of pesos supposedly spent for the rehabilitation and reconstruction of Yolanda-stricket areas. Senator “Chiz” Escudero,...
  • Senate OKs P2.6t budget

    Senate OKs P2.6t budget

    Penalizes non-reporting of lump sum funds use

    VOTING 13-0, the Senate approved on third and final reading the P2.6-trillion proposed national budget for 2015. Senator Francis Escudero, chairman of the finance committee, said they deleted the phrase “at any time” in the definition of savings as proposed by Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago....
  • DOH breaks Ebola rules

    DOH breaks Ebola rules

    Exempts 4 peace keepers from island quarantine

    ONLY days after they were criticized for breaking their own quarantine protocol, the military and the Department of Health were back in the limelight on Tuesday after four just-returned United Nations peacekeepers from Liberia were sent to a hospital that was not designated an Ebola facility. “The...
  • House panel votes  10-3 to okay FOI

    House panel votes 10-3 to okay FOI

    But militant solons tag it ‘watered-down, toothless’ version

    THE House committee on public information approved on Monday a consolidated version of freedom of information bill that militant lawmakers said contained “more restrictions to information access than freedom.” The committee, chaired by Misamis Occidental Rep. Jorge Almonte, approved the measure by...

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