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Malacañang: What coup rumors?

July 25, 2014 11:12 pm

Malacañang on Friday said it has not received reports of possible coup attempts triggered by controversies spawned by the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP). “We have not heard of any coup rumors. Rumors will remain rumors until such time that there … Read more »

PALACE: SONA still ‘a work in progress’

July 25, 2014 11:10 pm

President Benigno Aquino 3rd was still finishing up his fifth State of the Nation Address (SONA) he will deliver on Monday before the House of Representatives, where he is expected to lay out his plans for his final two years … Read more »

Sandigan suspends Enrile, sends Napoles to Camp Bagong Diwa

July 25, 2014 11:09 pm

The Sandiganbayan on Friday ordered the suspension of Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile for 90 days in connection with a plunder case he faces. Enrile becomes the second senator to be suspended by the anti-graft court, after Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada. In … Read more »

DAP defender Abad justifying technical malversation – JV

July 25, 2014 11:08 pm

By insisting that the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) is legal, Budget Secretary Florencio Abad is justifying technical malversation, opposition Sen. Joseph Victor Ejercito said on Friday. Ejercito, who had filed a resolution calling for a Senate inquiry into the controversial … Read more »

Palace gets 38,000 signatures for FOI

July 25, 2014 11:07 pm

Freedom of Information (FOI) advocates on Friday submitted to Malacañang a petition urging President Benigno Aquino 3rs to pass the long-overdue legislation that would strengthen government transparency and accountability. Palace spokesman Edwin Lacierda received the 3,000-page petition that gathered 38,000 … Read more »

PNP on high alert for 3 major events next week

July 25, 2014 11:05 pm

THE Philippine National Police (PNP) on Friday went on heightened alert in preparation for three successive major events early next week. On Sunday, the Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC) will hold its centennial celebration in Bulacan. On Monday, President Benigno Aquino … Read more »

OFW deployment ban to Gaza, Israel

July 25, 2014 11:04 pm

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has imposed a total ban on processing and deployment of all overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to Gaza Strip, West Bank and Israel. A series of resolutions issued by the POEA governing board prohibited OFWs … Read more »

Binay meets with Pinoy freed from death row

July 25, 2014 11:03 pm

Vice President Jejomar Binay on Friday met with an overseas Filipino worker (OFW) who was recently freed from death row in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). In a statement, Binay said Dante Altizo was released after a Saudi Arabian … Read more »

PNP to step up drive vs ‘pirates’

July 25, 2014 11:02 pm

THE Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) of the Philippine National Police is set to intensify its campaign against violations of intellectual property rights (IPRs) that cost the government millions of pesos in uncollected revenues. The CIDG chief, Director Benjamin … Read more »

Few takers of program for staying, working in US

July 25, 2014 10:36 pm

Only a few undocumented young Filipinos have taken advantage of the opportunity made available for them to temporarily stay and find work in the United States under the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, the Philippine Embassy in Washington … Read more »