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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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3 Aquino impeach raps sufficient in form, according to House body

MANILA, Aug 26 (Mabuhay) – The House of Representatives justice committee has found sufficient in form the last two impeachment complaints against President Benigno Aquino III. During Tuesday’s committee hearing, chairman Iloilo Representative Niel Tupas Jr. noted that 42...
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Amid calls for accountability for train crash, gov’t urged to take over MRT

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The government has been urged to take over the management of the Metro Rail Transit 3 and to hold accountable the Department of Transportation and Communications and private investors for the Wednesday crash of one of the […]
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Critics say Aquino has ‘unmasked’ true motives as allies back second term

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III’s hint that he may be open to seeking a second term has stirred a hornet’s nest in the House of Representatives, with allies backing the notion and critics saying he had “unmasked” his […]
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Agri chief: PHL needs to import rice

Imported rice will ‘keep price spikes at bay’ MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Importing an additional 500,000 metric tons of rice as part of measures to boost the buffer stock will help keep prices of the staple food of Filipinos stable in […]
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Aquino gets DAP-like powers in 2015 budget

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Aquino’s proposal for a 2.6 trillion-peso national budget in 2015 gives him powers akin to what he exercised under the unconstitutional disbursement acceleration program (DAP), a lawmaker said Wednesday. Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares grilled Budget...
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Gov’t has P500-B in savings, says lawmaker

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Bayan Muna party-list Rep. Neri Colmenares believes the Aquino administration has as much as P500 billion in savings to date. Colmenares said the government had P223 billion in savings in 2013. He said the National Expenditure Program […]
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Bayan Muna blasts PNoy’s ‘palusot’, to endorse impeachment

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Bayan Muna party-list will endorse the impeachment complaint that will be filed against President Aquino over his unconstitutional disbursement acceleration program. Bayan Muna party-list Rep. Neri Colmenares said those seeking to file an impeachment case are...
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Colmenares: I didn’t know I got DAP funds

MANILA Mabuhay) – Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares on Thursday said the Palace is trying to deflect some of the heat from the controversial Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) by linking him to the issue. Colmenares, a vocal critic of the […]
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People’s initiative for law vs PDAF launched

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Various groups on Monday launched a people’s initiative to abolish the pork barrel, aiming to give venue to the “faceless individuals” to craft a law that would remove lump sums in the budget and penalize violators. “The […]
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