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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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‘Sand bagging’ bloats budget

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‘Sand bagging’ bloats budgetTHE 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...

Binay cries foul over daughter’s link to raps

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Binay cries foul over daughter’s link to rapsVICE President Jejomar C. Binay denounced the Senate Blue Ribbon subcommittee Friday for using his youngest daughter’s social media photos and remarks to...

Tacloban to honor ‘Yolanda’ victims buried in mass grave

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Tacloban to honor ‘Yolanda’ victims buried in mass graveTACLOBAN CITY – The Tacloban City government will hold a memorial service for more than 2,000 victims of super typhoon Yolanda buried in a mass grave at a...

‘Undas’ sets off millions to cemeteries

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‘Undas’ sets off millions to cemeteriesMILLIONS of Filipinos will troop to memorial parks and public cemeteries nationwide to remember their departed loved ones as the country marks All Saints Day and...

‘Charlie’ disaster response launched

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‘Charlie’ disaster response launchedINTERIOR Secretary Manuel Roxas II on Friday said he has launched “Charlie” under Oplan Listo to make disaster preparedness more understandable.

GSIS may sell paintings for bigger yield

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GSIS may sell paintings for bigger yieldROBERT Vergara, keen to shore up returns at the Philippines’ biggest state pension fund as bond yields slump, is considering selling paintings hanging at...

Local boy makes it to West End

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Local boy makes it to West EndBy Cecil Morella The extraordinary road to the West End for the Philippines’ Mark Bautista began with singing boy-band covers at shopping malls and a long...

British press fights law to out sources

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British press fights law to out sourcesLONDON—Britain’s security services are set to clash with parliament and the country’s powerful press over revelations that police secretly used...

Airport’s bundled fee on hold

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Airport’s bundled fee on holdThe Pasay regional trial court on Friday stopped the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA)  from collecting its bundled terminal fees that is...

Farm marks massacre site

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Farm marks massacre siteCOTABATO CITY, Maguindanao—A Malaysian company has started preparations to plant Cavendish bananas on the infamous site in Ampatuan where 58 people,...