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Nancy Binay urges Senate to revive DAP probe

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senator Nancy Binay urged the Senate on Wednesday to continue its investigation into the controversial Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) and hold those responsible for it accountable following the Supreme Court’s final decision declaring parts of the DAP...
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SC seeks gov’t side on plea vs. 2015 national budget

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Supreme Court has ordered the executive and legislative branches of the government to comment on a petition seeking to declare as unconstitutional the P2.606-trillion 2015 national budget. The SC Public Information Office on Wednesday said “the […]
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Bello: I might think of running for president if PNoy supports me

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Running for president may be the farthest thing in his mind right now, but Akbayan party-list Rep. Walden Bello may think about this seriously following President Benigno Aquino III’s dare that he run for the highest office […]
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Senate urged to probe ‘delay’ in Bohol rehab

MANILA (Mabuhay) – What could be delaying the rehabilitation of earthquake-stricken Bohol province? Senator Nancy Binay wants to find out. Binay filed Senate Resolution 983 calling for an inquiry on the alleged delayed rehabilitation in Bohol considering its detrimental effects...
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Aquino dares Bello: Try running in 2016

Akbayan Rep has ‘too many complaints’ MANILA, Nov 3 (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III on Monday blasted Akbayan Rep. Walden Bello, for having too many criticisms and even thinking like a “traditional politician.” In an interview with reporters in […]
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Abad denies LP’s hand in pro-Aquino re-election ad

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The ruling Liberal Party has nothing to do with the full-page newspaper ad that was published on Tuesday urging President Benigno Aquino III to seek re-election in 2016, Budget Secretary Florencio “Butch” Abad said. “Hindi naman namin […]
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Palace rebukes UP activists for ‘lack of civility’

MANILA (Mabuhay) – With University of the Philippines (UP) student activists refusing to apologize for the mobbing of Budget Secretary Florencio Abad, Malacañang on Tuesday said what happened showed their “lack of civility. “You may have disagreements but you don’t […]
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Palace frowns upon ‘violent’ UP protest vs Abad

MANILA (Mabuhay) – While Filipinos are free to speak up about issues, it should not result in violence, Malacañang said, a day after Budget Secretary Florencio Abad was mobbed by angry students. “Every citizen is free to express his opinion […]
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Expand DAP probe; Include other lawmakers and officials

The current probe being conducted by the Senate on alleged corruption among elected public officials should be expanded to dispel public perception that the Aquino government is only after its perceived political enemies. So far only Senators Juan Ponce Enrile, […]
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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...