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Health Secretary Enrique Ona on Thursday offered his courtesy resignation to President Benigno Aquino III as his month-long leave ended, the Inquirer learned.

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A group calling for President Benigno Aquino III’s ouster on Thursday filed plunder and graft charges against House Majority Leader Neptali Gonzales II for the alleged misappropriation of P315.4 million of his Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) allocations from 2007 to 2009.

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9 METRO MANILA MAYORS

Ordered to return
P331-M PDAF

The Commission on Audit (COA) has directed the mayors of nine cities in Metro Manila to return to the National Treasury more than P331.7 million in unused pork barrel funds released to them by several lawmakers.

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The proposed P2.606-trillion national budget for 2015 may yet be the administration’s preparatory budget for the 2016 elections, Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago said on Thursday.

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How much longer should coconut farmers wait before they could benefit from the P72.8-billion coco levy fund?

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The Philippine economy slowed to its lowest level in almost three years, as the gross economic product (GDP) grew only 5.3 percent in the third quarter. Officials blamed port congestion, reduced government spending and lower agricultural output from July to September for the lower output. The GDP measures the total goods and services produced in a country.

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Surigao Sur towns,
villages flooded

Several villages in neighboring Tandag City and the towns of Cagwwait, San Miguel and Tago in Surigao del Sur were struck by flash floods brought by heavy rains spawned by tropical depression “Queenie” on Wednesday night, causing several hours of power outages in these affected areas.

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