Aquino faces trial over DAP funds

Inquirer.net 06/21/2018

In an eleventh-hour reversal, Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales has ordered the indictment of former President Benigno Aquino III for usurping Congress’ budgetary powers when he approved the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP). Morales, in a June 14 resolution…

Congressional lobbying

Editorial 01/12/2017

Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III’s position that there is nothing wrong about legislators being able to identify projects to be funded by government is merely a recognition of their influence which shows no signs of waning despite…

Pnoy’s ‘unique’ speech

Malou Guanzon Apalisok 01/19/2015

Critics and netizens continue to rain flak on President Benigno S. Aquino III for criticizing Church officials in the presence of Pope Francis but Vatican officials, like Fr. Federico Lombardi, refuse to be baited. Lombardi, a Jesuit…

‘Filipinos should know issues on DAP’

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 10/07/2014

Executive Justice Gabriel Ingles of the Court of Appeals-Cebu Station yesterday called on Filipinos to be fully informed about the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) before launching any campaign against or in support of the issue. “We want…

The Binay Gambit

Malou Guanzon Apalisok 08/11/2014

Puerte na gyung bukal sa kaldero sa politika.  (The political pot is boiling) and pundits who have been glued in discussions related to the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP), plunder cases against 3 politically powerful senators, their key…

No more lump-sum items in 2015 budget

Inquirer 07/31/2014

The Aquino administration submitted to Congress on Wednesday, the P2.6-trillion national budget proposal for 2015, which would involve what Cabinet Secretary Rene Almendras described as the “outcome-based performance-informed budgeting (PIB) strategy.” Almendras said that in the 2015…

Emotional President focuses on legacy in fifth SONA

Inquirer 07/29/2014

There were no threats this time. In his fifth State of the Nation Address (SONA) that sounded more like his last, President Aquino turned emotional as he sought to rally the people, whom he calls his “bosses”,…

Cebuano officials give Aquino a thumbs up

Doris C. Bongcac, Edison Delos Angeles, Peter L. Romanillos 07/29/2014

President Aquino’s fifth State of the Nation Address (SONA) drew mixed reactions among Cebuanos, as most officials saw it more as a positive review of the past year. Local officials, including mayors of towns devastated by supertyphoon…

Raging storms of our time

Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos 07/21/2014

A day after President Benigno Aquino III attempted to weather a political storm faced by his administration due to the partially declared unconstitutional Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP), the strong Typhoon Rammasun devastated Albay, Quezon and Metro Manila.…

Another ‘Black Monday’ protest

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 07/19/2014

Judges and court employees in Cebu City have agreed to again wear black T-shirts on Monday to protest plans by Congress to already scrap the Judiciary Development Fund (JDF) which is the source of their allowances. Belinda…

Davide lauds P-Noy on DAP

Peter L. Romanillos 07/18/2014

Cebu Gov. Hilario Davide III defended President Aquino for steadfastly insisting on the constitutionality of the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP). Speaking at the Liga ng mga Barangay Cebu Chapter annual convention, Davide said he understood the President’s…

Vidal, groups urge PNoy to respect SC

Ador Vincent S. Mayol, Doris C. Bongcac, Edison Delos Angeles, Fe Marie Dumaboc 07/17/2014

Cebu Archbishop Emeritus Ricardo Cardinal Vidal said President Benigno Aquino III should respect the Supreme Court’s decision in the same way the Catholic Church respected the High Tribunal’s ruling on the l Reproductive Health Law. Other Cebu…

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