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COA recommends sanctions on SUCs with unliquidated P793M in DAP funds

Aug 01, 2019 - 7:30 AM

State auditors recommends that the Commission on Higher Education imposes sanctions on defaulting state universities and colleges

NDF on peace talks postponement, Trump’s about face | Midday wRap

Jun 21, 2018 - 1:01 PM

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Morales indicts Aquino, Firearms for priests, Fake news bill | Evening wRap

Jun 20, 2018 - 9:40 PM

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8 legal stories to keep an eye on in 2018

Jan 07, 2018 - 6:40 PM

From complaints against former president Benigno Aquino III to controversies at the Bureau of Customs, here are high-profile cases to watch this year

Employees on Duterte decision to fire DAP president: 'Best Christmas gift'

Dec 20, 2017 - 10:40 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte's order removing Development Academy of the Philippines President Elba Cruz comes over a week after the employees complained to Malacañang

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino (PDP) - Laban Christmas ​​benefit ​dinner for Marawi City at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza in Pasay City on December 13, 2017, calls on the PDP-Laban as well as other political parties to unite so that they could all work together to solve the country's problems. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte orders DAP president Elba Cruz to leave her post

Dec 20, 2017 - 12:50 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte terminates the service of the embattled Development Academy of the Philippines official, effective immediately

Malacañang says Duterte 'sure' to probe DAP president

Dec 12, 2017 - 2:47 PM

'The President does not take issues of corruption sitting down,' says Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque

Employees urge Duterte to fire Dev't Academy of the Philippines president

Dec 11, 2017 - 11:55 PM

The employees claim that Elba Cruz lacks the 'knowledge, temperament, and behavior' necessary to lead any government institution

RESIGN? Development Academy of the Philippines Personnel Association calls for the resignation of DAP President Elba Cruz. Photo from DAP Website

Aguirre orders DAP probe, Sison on Duterte, Abella at DFA | Midday wRap

Nov 24, 2017 - 12:56 PM

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Aguirre orders NBI to probe Aquino, DAP

Nov 24, 2017 - 10:25 AM

Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II orders the National Bureau of Investigation to form a special task force to handle the investigation on former president Benigno Aquino III and the Disbursement Acceleration Program

Why cover the national budget?

Nov 02, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Boring they may be, but the national budget documents tell the story of how our money is supposed to be spent

Day of National Protest, Dela Rosa, Abu Sayyaf | Evening wRap

Sep 21, 2017 - 7:50 PM

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'Another one of Duterte's lies' – De Lima, Trillanes on DAP allegation

Sep 21, 2017 - 3:18 PM

'Malinaw po: Hindi lang mamamatay tao ang pangulong ito, kundi ubod po nang sinungaling. A big, pathological liar!' says detained Senator Leila de Lima

Duterte says Trillanes, De Lima to face DAP cases soon

Sep 20, 2017 - 6:15 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte warns his two critics that cases against them stemming from his predecessor's Disbursement Acceleration Program are 'coming up'

Duterte, Marcos, Trump | Evening wRap

Jun 27, 2017 - 8:16 PM

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Duterte frat brod to head DOJ task force on PDAF scam

Jun 27, 2017 - 3:12 PM

Justice Undersecretary Antonio Kho Jr will have 'overall supervision and oversight over all stages of the investigation and any other proceedings that may result therefrom,' says Department Order 435

Aquino: Palparan lesson pushed me to accept Napoles surrender

May 24, 2017 - 9:13 PM

The Napoles surrender in Malacañang in 2013 is cited by Justice Secretary Aguirre as a factor in the reinvestigation of the pork barrel scam

PORK SCAM REINVESTIGATION. Former president Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino and his allies are the targets of the reinvestigation of the Department of Justice (DOJ) into the pork barrel scam. File photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Aquino's DAP defense leaves Abad to be indicted

May 12, 2017 - 8:04 PM

While Congress could appropriate it would have nothing more to do during the budget execution stage The determination of the availability of savings is the technical province of the DBM Aquino says in his comment to the Ombudsman

Former president Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino and his former Budget Secretary Florencio "Butch" Abad. File photo from Malacañang

Ombudsman, death penalty, Flynn | Midday wRap

Apr 26, 2017 - 1:30 PM

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Ombudsman takes up DBM offer on new DAP evidence

Apr 26, 2017 - 8:36 AM

The new evidence supposedly points to the liabilities of Aquino and the Liberal Party

ADDRESSING ISSUES. After 3 months of media silence, Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales appears in a news conference on April 25, 2017 to address issues concerning cases filed before her office. Photo by Rappler

Accountability over DAP: What's happening with the probe?

Apr 24, 2017 - 1:01 PM

We have not seen the end of this Budget Secretary Diokno says

Peace talks, Morales on Aquino, Trump on Syria | Midday wRap

Apr 06, 2017 - 1:09 PM

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Ombudsman orders Aquino to comment on DAP appeal

Apr 06, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Former president Benigno Aquino III has 15 days to respond to the motion to charge him with usurpation of legislative power graft and malversation over the Disbursement Acceleration Program

HOUNDED BY DAP. Bayan Muna asks the Office of the Ombudsman to reconsider its decision to clear former president Benigno Aquino III of liabilities in the Disbursement Acceleration Program. File photo by Gil Nartea

Duterte slams Aquino, Abad, Trillanes over DAP

Apr 02, 2017 - 9:35 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says former president Benigno Aquino III and former budget secretary Florencio Abad disregarded a constitutional ruling against DAP

Morales, Benham Rise, Mighty | Evening wRap

Mar 24, 2017 - 7:57 PM

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Belgica files disbarment case vs Ombudsman Morales

Mar 24, 2017 - 1:34 PM

UPDATED Lawyer Oscar Franklin Tan points out however that the Ombudsman may only be disbarred after impeachment and conviction as the Constitution allows removal of the Ombudsman from office only through impeachment

DISBARMENT. Former Manila City councilor Greco Belgica says case buildup is also ongoing for a possible impeachment complaint against Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales.

Charge Aquino for DAP too, Ombudsman asked

Mar 14, 2017 - 11:09 AM

Bayan Muna says the Ombudsman attempted to shield Aquino from liability by zeroing in on an Abad signed circular

President Benigno S. Aquino III delivers his speech during the Opening Ceremony of the Global Development Network’d (GDN) 14th Annual Global Development Conference at the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Headquarters in ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong City on Wednesday (June 19, 2013). GDN is an international organization that builds research capacity in development globally. It supports researchers in developing and transition countries to generate and share high quality applied social science research to inform policymaking and advance social and economic development. (Photo by: Rey Banoqiet /PCOO- Malacañang Photo Bureau).

Mighty Corporation, Yasay, Abad | Evening wRap

Mar 07, 2017 - 9:01 PM

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Ex-budget chief Abad to be charged over DAP

Mar 07, 2017 - 5:10 PM

3rd UPDATE The Ombudsman indicts former budget secretary Florencio Abad for usurpation of legislative power but dismisses charges against ex president Benigno Aquino III

117 LGUs hold on to P580M in unconstitutional pork barrel funds

Oct 27, 2016 - 8:00 AM

Two years after the Supreme Court ruled that the PDAF and the DAP are unconstitutional these local governments have yet to return the funds to the national treasury

Supporters to Gloria Arroyo: File cases vs Aquino

Jul 20, 2016 - 2:57 PM

Dahil po sa kanya ikinulong niya ang aming pangulo na walang kasalanan says the leader of the Kongreso ng Maralitang Pilipino

ARROYO SUPPORTERS. Supporters of former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo gather in front of the Veterans Memorial Medical Center in Quezon City on July 20, 2016. Photo by Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Raps vs Aquino, mining firms, Dallas shooting | 6PM wRap

Jul 08, 2016 - 7:35 PM

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Complaint filed with Ombudsman vs Aquino, Abad

Jul 08, 2016 - 11:57 AM

3rd UPDATE Progressive groups say former President Aquino and former Budget Secretary Abad face charges of technical malversation usurpation of legislative powers and graft and corruption over the DAP

NO IMMUNITY. Progressive groups file charges against former President Benigno Aquino III a week after he stepped down from office. (L) Photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler; (R) Photo by Malacañang Photo Bureau

Briones to candidates: How will you fund promised programs?

Apr 24, 2016 - 8:00 AM

Roxas will not have a problem funding his programs as part of Daang Matuwid But other bets will sure have

CANDIDATE WATCH. Former National Treasurer and Social Watch lead convenor Leonor Briones asks how presidential bets will fund their programs. Photo by Social Watch

How did SC justices decide key cases in 2014-2016?

Jan 16, 2016 - 3:29 PM

We look back at landmark decisions by this batch of SC justices – between the latest appointment of Jardeleza in August 2014 and Villarama’s early retirement in January 2016

Caguioa defends Aquino over DAP in JBC interview

Jan 07, 2016 - 8:36 PM

Among 16 candidates vying for the position of Supreme Court justice the incumbent justice secretary maintains he would remain independent

THE PRESIDENT'S COUNSEL. Alfredo Benjamin Caguioa. Photo from Caguioa & Gatmaytan law office

On Mar Roxas: Right message, wrong messenger

Dec 12, 2015 - 3:01 PM

People who support Mayor Rodrigo Duterte do so because of a perceived collapse of law and order and the administration of justice

Ex-TESDA chief Syjuco files complaint vs Aquino, Alcala

Oct 30, 2015 - 2:16 PM

Augusto Syjuco Jr who himself faces graft charges says this is his 26th complaint against the Aquino administration

CRUSADE. Controversial former TESDA director general Augusto Syjuco Jr says he is ready to file more corruption cases against Aquino administration officials. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

2016 presidential race, Duterte’s soul-searching, UN refugees aid | 6PM wRap

Sep 30, 2015 - 7:21 PM

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Abad, DBM usec face Ombudsman probe over DAP

Sep 30, 2015 - 4:52 PM

The Office of the Ombudsman says a special panel of lawyers had been constituted to conduct the preliminary investigation on Budget Secretary Florencio Abad and Undersecretary Mario Relampagos

HYPOCRITE. Budget secretary Florencio "Butch" Abad says Vice President Jejomar Binay exposed his true self when he contradicted himself after resignation.

Binay calls Ombudsman probe on DAP offenses a ‘drama’

Sep 02, 2015 - 5:56 PM

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima says the Ombudsman can only go as far as conducting a fact finding probe but cannot sue the President

JUST FOR SHOW? Vice President Jejomar Binay (left) claims that Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales' investigation on the Disbursement Acceleration Fund is just for show. File photos for Rappler

SC asked to stop certain provisions in 2015 budget

Sep 02, 2015 - 12:41 AM

Petitioners argue clauses in the budget regarding savings realignment and special purpose funds are contrary to the Supreme Court s decision on the unconstitutionality of DAP and PDAF

Lacson to ask SC to strike down pork barrel items in 2015 budget

Aug 06, 2015 - 8:31 PM

The former senator, famous for not touching his PDAF, says there are a number of anomalous provisions in the 2015 budget which are believed to be pork barrel

5 years of Aquino: Highs and lows

Jul 28, 2015 - 6:05 PM

Rappler looks back at the most criticized and most applauded statements and actions of President Aquino

LAST SONA. Philippine President Benigno Aquino III smiles during a signing ceremony between Philippine's Department of Trade (DTI) and Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) on business promotion cooperation in Tokyo, Japan, June 2, 2015. File photo by Franck Robichon/EPA

What stats, surveys say about Aquino's fight vs corruption

Jul 27, 2015 - 9:00 AM

Rappler looks at various statistics data and surveys and finds a combination of good and bad on the Aquino administration s anti corruption campaign

DBM: Lacson’s DAP, lump sum claims ‘inaccurate’

Jul 14, 2015 - 6:38 PM

This comes after former Senator Panfilo Lacson alleges that lump sums amounting to at least P424 billion are still present in the 2015 budget

Sereno: Next president should be faithful to Constitution

Jul 03, 2015 - 5:52 PM

Amid differences with the judiciary Malacañang says it doesn t feel that the Chief Justice was alluding to President Benigno Aquino III

Abad on Binay tirade: 'It's almost a joke'

Jul 02, 2015 - 8:03 PM

Perhaps Binay doesn’t realize that by repeatedly contradicting himself he exposes his character for what it really is

Binay hits Roxas: MRT no laughing matter

Jun 26, 2015 - 6:38 PM

The Vice President responds to criticism of his reasons for resigning from the Aquino Cabinet

BIG WINNER: LP president-on-leave Manuel Roxas II is among top contenders in new SWS survey

FULL TEXT: Binay: No to 'insensitive' Aquino admin

Jun 24, 2015 - 11:34 PM

Ito rin ang hangarin ng ating mga kababayan: isang pamahalaang kabaliktaran ng manhid at palpak na pamahalaan ngayon