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Henares to SC: The law is not different for the judiciary

MANILA - Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Commissioner Kim Henares reminded the Supreme Court that it should set the highest standard for lawyers and for everyone by following the country’s laws.Full article

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No contempt of court in PNoy speeches: Palace

As of 07/24/2014 7:39 PM
MANILA - In all his speeches, President Benigno Aquino III merely explained to the public the context behind the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP), Malacanang said. Full article

Palace hands off on Binay's plunder case

As of 07/24/2014 7:16 PM
MANILA - Malacañang assured the public that they will maintain a hands off policy on the plunder case lodged against Vice President Jejomar Binay. Full article

Abad stumped: Why does SC presume bad faith?

As of 07/24/2014 6:17 PM
MANILA - Budget Secretary Butch Abad on Thursday questioned the Supreme Court (SC) for presuming bad faith on the part of the authors and implementors of the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) despite its recognition of the benefits the country gained from the economic stimulus program. Full article

3rd impeach complaint vs PNoy endorsed

As of 07/24/2014 5:03 PM
MANILA - A third impeachment complaint against President Aquino has been filed and endorsed at the House of Representatives. Full article

Deodorizer: Leftist bloc slams Senate hearing on DAP

As of 07/24/2014 4:57 PM
MANILA - Makabayan bloc lawmakers slammed the Senate hearing on the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP). Full article

'Comelec's additional P4.1-B funds not from DAP'

As of 07/24/2014 3:51 PM
MANILA - Budget Secretary Butch Abad on Thursday said the Commission on Elections (Comelec) received an additional funding of P4.1 billion in 2012 for the expenses for the 2013 midterm elections. Full article

PNoy not getting wrong advice: Abad

As of 07/24/2014 3:49 PM
MANILA - President Aquino is not receiving wrong information about the disbursement acceleration program especially since the DAP is clearly benefiting the economy, Budget Secretary Florencio Butch Abad said Thursday.   Full article

Church exec: 100 million population a blessing

As of 07/24/2014 2:41 PM
MANILA - An official of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) welcomed a report stating that the country’s population will officially reach 100 million. Full article

Airport restrooms a casualty of DAP?

As of 07/24/2014 2:37 PM
MANILA - Did Malacanang push for the disbursement acceleration program at the expense of the upgrading and rehabilitation of restrooms in airports all over the country? Full article

Where did DAP come from? Abad reveals sources

As of 07/24/2014 2:28 PM
MANILA - Budget Secretary Budget Abad on Thursday revealed the source of unprogrammed funds that were converted into savings and used for other purposes such as projects under the disbursement acceleration program (DAP). Full article