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Cabinet goes
all out for DAP

With a little help from Senate President Franklin Drilon and other administration senators, Cabinet officials on Thursday tried to convince the Senate finance committee that President Aquino was not “ill-advised” on the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) and that the economic stimulus plan that the Supreme Court had struck down had a legal basis.

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Is time ripe
to amend Charter?

As President Aquino’s State of the Nation Address nears, the question has made itself relevant once more: Should the economic provisions of the 1987 Constitution be amended to make the local business environment more attractive to foreign investors?

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PH in Afta: Moving
forward in 2015

If integration of members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations is not in President Aquino’s State of the Nation Address on Monday, it should be. In 2015, Asean Free Trade Agreement (Afta) will come into full effect….

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Luy says 2 lawyers
Napoles’ mentors

Benhur Luy, principal witness in the pork barrel plunder case, on Thursday tagged Livestock Development Council Executive Director Manuel R. Jarmin as one of two individuals who guided his former employer, Janet Lim-Napoles, in forming bogus nongovernment organizations (NGOs) from 2004 to 2008.

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AT 1ST HOUR OF SUNDAY

PH population
to reach 100M

By the reckoning of a population expert, the Philippine population will hit 100 million at 12:06 a.m. or thereabouts on Sunday. Be happy if your baby is born around that time because you will earn P5,000.

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PLANE’S OWNER, GOV’T OFFICIALS:

Air Algerie flight
‘probably crashed’

An Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria's capital disappeared from radar early Thursday over northern Mali and "probably crashed," according to the plane's owner and government officials in France and Burkina Faso.

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BUTCH ABAD BARES

Who wanted
DAP funds?

Except for former senator and now rehabilitation czar Panfilo “Ping” Lacson, legislators, who either belong to the administration or the opposition, nominated projects from funds under the controversial Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP), Budget Secretary Florencio “Butch” Abad said on Thursday.

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