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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…

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?…

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….…

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…

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.…

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…

Crippled patient
kills doc, then self

Frustrated that he could still not walk after a surgery, a 72-year-old retired seaman shot and killed the orthopedic surgeon who operated on his back last December. …

Edca focus of 3rd
impeachment rap

A third impeachment complaint was filed on Thursday against President Benigno Aquino III at the House of Representatives, this time over the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA). …

Latest bombshell
vs Binays

One and a half years before the 2016 presidential election, the political smear campaign against the leading presidential contender, Vice President Jojo Binay, has begun. …

232 teeth removed
from Indian teener

Surgeons in Mumbai have removed 232 teeth from the mouth of an Indian teenager in what they believe may be a world-record operation, the hospital said Thursday. …

Crash kills
US teen pilot

A US teenager who was attempting to set a record for an around-the-world flight was killed when his plane crashed in the Pacific Ocean, and crews were searching Wednesday for his father, who was also onboard.…

Taiwan plane
crash kills 47

A plane attempting to land in stormy weather crashed on a small Taiwanese island late Wednesday, killing 47 people and wrecking houses and cars on the ground.…

Day of mourning
for MH17 dead

Thousands of people in Amsterdam dressed in white marched solemnly along the city's canals on Wednesday in memory of the 298 people who died aboard flight MH17, most of them Dutch.…

Aquino: SC had
DAP-like measure

President Benigno Aquino III on Wednesday again assailed the Supreme Court (SC) for its decision declaring parts of the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP), saying the judiciary had its own cross-border transfers.…

SC on Aquino’s new
rant: No comment

The Supreme Court refused anew to comment on the latest tirades of President Benigno Aquino III, who accused the high court of double standard in its interpretation of discretionary fund. …

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