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Palace extends sympathies to Joker Arroyo’s family a week after death

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Malacañang on Monday expressed its condolences to the family of former Senator Joker Arroyo, who died in the United States last week after an unsuccessful heart operation. “The passing of Joker Arroyo closes a life and career […]
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DBM defends DAP, vows to cooperate with Ombudsman

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) vowed to cooperate with the Office of the Ombudsman as two of its officials face preliminary probe for technical malversation and administrative charges over the implementation of the government’s controversial...
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Senators want Budget Department to clarify policy on use of savings

MANILA, Sept 8 (Mabuhay) – At least two senators have urged the Department of Budget and Management to clarify its policy on the use of savings and realignment of funds. At Tuesday’s Senate hearing on the proposed P378.346-billion budget for […]
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VP Binay: DAP probe on President Aquino, Abad all for show

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — Vice President Jejomar Binay is adamant that the investigation being conducted by the Ombudsman on President Benigno Aquino III and Budget Secretary Florencio “Butch” Abad on the discontinued Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) was all for sho...
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Chiz quits powerful Senate committee over possible 2016 run

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Saying he is seriously considering running for a higher post in 2016, Senator Francis Escudero on Tuesday resigned as chairman of the powerful Senate Committee on Finance and as co-chairman of the Joint Congressional Oversight Committee on […]
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VP Binay on PNoy SONA: Wow na wow

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Vice President Jejomar Binay is not affected by the potshots supposedly aimed at him by President Benigno Aquino III during the latter’s final State of the Nation Address (SONA). In an interview at the opening of the […]
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LP in a quandary over Mar Roxas

Interior Secretary Mar Roxas, the presumptive administration presidential candidate, appears to be losing his political appeal even from some key members of his own Liberal Party (LP). There are even reports that the LP is heading for a breakup as […]
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DBM belies Lacson claims on lump-sum funds, DAP in 2015 budget

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) has belied former Senator Panfilo Lacson’s claims that this year’s budget contains over P400 billion in lump-sum funds, and a new version of the partially unconstitutional Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP)....
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SC asked to void Comelec’s P12-B lease of optical mark readers

MANILA (Mabuhay) — A group composed of several bishops and a former senator has asked the Supreme Court to stop a P12-billion contract to lease more than 90,000 optical mark reader (OMR) units for the 2016 elections. In its petition, […]
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‘OVP services fund a pittance compared to DILG’s P7.3-B kitty’

MANILA (Mabuhay) — THE P86-million social services fund of the Office of the Vice President (OVP) was a “pittance” compared to the P7.3-billion kitty of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), a spokesman said on Wednesday. Vice […]