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

    Sereno tells Palace ruling on DAP...

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

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Sereno tells Palace ruling on DAP can’t be a factorMALACAÑANG should not blame the Supreme Court decision declaring the acts and practices under the Disbursement Acceleration Program unconstitutional for...

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

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

Local fuel prices may likely drop P3 per liter

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Local fuel  prices may  likely drop  P3 per literLOCAL pump prices will likely fall by as much as P3 per liter following a slump in world oil prices after the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries...

Solon seeks probe of sin tax funding health care

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Solon seeks  probe of sin tax funding  health careAN AQUINO ally on Friday sought a congressional probe into the government’s alleged failure to allocate a big chunk of the revenue collection from Republic...

DNA shows mismatch in Laude crime

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DNA shows  mismatch in  Laude crimeTHE DNA extracted from the used condoms found in the motel room were transgender Jennifer Laude was killed did not match the suspect’s, US Marine Joseph...

PNoy gets Ona’s reply, extends his leave

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PNoy gets Ona’s reply, extends his leaveMalacaÑang on Friday asked Health Secretary-on-leave Enrique Ona to extend his leave even a it debunked reports that the Health Secretary has offered to...

Binay scouts for ‘working VP’ as tandem

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Binay scouts for ‘working VP’ as tandemVICE President Jejomar Binay on Thursday said he wants a “working vice president” to be his running mate in the 2016 polls but he declined to name who...

Constable sues Maserati driver

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Constable sues Maserati driverCHARGES of assaulting an agent of a person in authority, serious physical injury, grave threat and robbery have been filed against the driver of a Maserati sports...

PNoy names 11 judges

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PNoy names 11 judgesMalacaÑang has appointed new judges for various courts in Southern Luzon provinces.

New medical system launched in Mindoro

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New medical system  launched in MindoroThe Department of Health (DOH) has launched as new system that will allow doctors to  diagnose patients in far-flung areas without leaving the provincial...