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Senate has no time for Cha-cha, says Drilon

MANILA (Mabuhay) – While President Benigno Aquino III believes there’s still a chance to push for Charter change and staying in Malacañang beyond 2016, his ally Senate President Franklin Drilon on Wednesday said there simply was no time to discuss […]
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DA says food self-sufficiency could be Aquino administration’s legacy

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Food self-sufficiency could be the lasting legacy of the administration of President Benigno S. Aquino III, the Department of Agriculture said Wednesday. In a statement, Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala, who is with the President on a week-long […]
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Aquino says gov’t addressing human rights

BRUSSELS, Belgium, Sept 18 (Mabuhay) – President Benigno S. Aquino III on Tuesday assured the international community that the Philippine government is addressing human rights complaints and is ready to apply the full force of the law against those who […]
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Chiz on zero-based budgeting approach: I don’t see it happening

Senator Chiz Escudero said he was dubious about the zero-based budgeting (ZBB) of the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) and feared that government agencies were unable to comply with the budget approach put in place in 2010 by the […]
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DAP fund controversy

I hope Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago’s intention to file a resolution requesting the Senate leadership to conduct question hour on Budget Secretary Butch Abad pushes through and force him to release vital information regarding the controversial Disbursement Acceleration...
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House panel junks three impeachment raps vs. Aquino

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The House justice committee on Tuesday overwhelmingly voted to junk the three impeachment complaints against President Benigno Aquino III, declaring them to “insufficient in substance.” Voting 54-4 in all three impeachment complaints, the panel moved to dismiss...
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Drilon denies receiving P1-B from DAP

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Did Senate President Franklin Drilon get a P1 billion allocation from the disbursement acceleration program (DAP)? According to Drilon, reports that he received such an amount are lies. “This is a blatant lie, and I will not […]
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Aquino: SC’s meddling in all issues already too much

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Supreme Court’s power to interfere in all issues brought before it is already too much and needs to be clipped, President Benigno Aquino III said. In a Bombo Radyo interview aired on Thursday morning, Aquino said […]
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Aquino won’t sack Abad, De los Reyes – Palace

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Amid calls for President Benigno Aquino III to sack Budget Secretary Florencio “Butch” Abad and Agrarian Reform Secretary Virgilio delos Reyes, Malacañang on Tuesday reminded the public that the President has already previously addressed the issu...
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Lawyers’ group to Aquino: Remember Cory, forget Cha-cha

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Integrated Bar of the Philippines on Monday said President Benigno Aquino III’s desire to amend the 1987 Constitution casts doubts on whether he is still fit to govern the country. “To cite the purported need to […]