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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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DOTC surrendered P4.5-B for new MRT coaches to DAP – Sen. Binay

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Amid the increasing accidents and breakdowns besetting the Metro Rail Transit – including trains running with open doors – Senator Nancy Binay on Thursday said the Department of Transportation and Communications surrendered P4.5 billion intended for new...
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Solon: Power crisis used as ploy to revive Subic coal-fired power plant construction

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A party-list lawmaker on Saturday claimed that the present hype about a looming power crisis in 2015 might be used to push the revival of the mothballed coal-fired power plant in Subic, Zambales, despite its expected environmental […]
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DBM releases P1.6B for CALA right-of-way acquisitions

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) has released P1.6 billion to partially cover right-of-way acquisitions and contract services for the Cavite-Laguna (CALA) Expressway project. The initial budget to jump-start the project was taken out of the […]
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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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Drilon: SC’s DAP ruling had ‘chilling effect’ on gov’t spending

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senate President Franklin Drilon on Tuesday urged economic managers to accelerate government spending, noting the “chilling effect” of the Supreme Court’s decision declaring parts of the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) unconstitutional. During Tuesday’s...
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Drilon calls for LP meeting on Charter change, Aquino 2nd term

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senate President Franklin Drilon on Thursday confirmed that he had endorsed a meeting among Liberal Party (LP) members to discuss the issue of Charter change. However, he said it would also tackle President Benigno Aquino III’s decision […]
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Abad letter to Speaker Belmonte defines ‘savings’ in controversial DAP

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Four days after President Benigno Aquino III delivered his 5th State of the Nation Address last July 28 where he asked Congress to clarify the meaning of “savings” in the controversial Disbursement Acceleration Program, Budget Secretary Florencio […]
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Palace already redefined savings in proposed 2015 budget – lawmaker

MANILA (Mabuhay) – In his State of the Nation Address on Monday, President Benigno Aquino III asked Congress to, among others, redefine the meaning of savings when it passes the General Appropriations Act for 2015. But Malacanang apparently could not […]
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Speaker to name solons who got DAP

MANILA (Mabuhay) – House Speaker Sonny Belmonte will release the names of congressmen who received projects funded from the unconstitutional disbursement acceleration program. Belmonte said he is aware that many members of the House have projects funded by the DAP. […]