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Supreme Court rules some lump-sum discretionary funds as legal

Oct 09, 2019 - 11:08 AM

Four kinds of 'lump-sum' discretionary funds from 2014 are declared as constitutional for constituting singular correspondence

Supreme Court of teh Philippines in Padre Faura, Manila

Hague ruling, BBL, Roach | Evening wRap

Jul 12, 2017 - 9:55 PM

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COA: Duterte has over P6 billion in discretionary funds

Jul 12, 2017 - 4:59 PM

The Office of the President s discretionary funds include a P1 4 billion donation of the Lopez owned Benpres Corporation to the government dating back to 1990 which remains untouched

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

Recto wants post-budget document that tracks implementation

Nov 18, 2014 - 8:52 PM

Senate Pro Tempore Ralph Recto says agencies should be required to report the execution of previously funded projects using the same line item format of the General Appropriations Act

BUDGET DOCUMENTS. Consisting of nine documents, budget documents measure almost one-foot thick and weigh around 11 kilos. Photo by Angela Casauay/Rappler.com

Detained anti-pork Lumad freed as ‘People’s Initiative’ starts

Aug 23, 2014 - 11:33 PM

In Cebu City where the People s Initiative kicks off anti pork activists denounce the arrest of the indigenous leader

ANTI-PORK LEADER. Indigenous leader Genasque Enriquez did not make it to the  'People’s Initiative to Abolish Pork Barrel' congress after authorities arrested him in Surigao City. Photo by Karapatan

CBCP backs people's initiative vs pork barrel

Aug 07, 2014 - 7:32 PM

The Catholic bishops urge people to propose legislation to stop the practice of appropriating of lump sums in the national budget under various pretexts

CBCP on Aquino's DAP speech: Respect SC

Jul 14, 2014 - 10:55 PM

Leaders should be humble Philippine bishops say after President Benigno Aquino III slammed the High Court for an unreasonable decision

NO TO 'SELECTIVE JUSTICE.' Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas, president of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines, says the government should investigate corruption within its own ranks. File photo by Noli Yamsuan/Archdiocese of Manila, as posted on www.cbcpnews.com

Ex-CJ calls for people’s initiative to scrap pork

Oct 08, 2013 - 8:07 PM

Republic Act 6735 allows the public to directly propose a bill backed by the requisite number of signatures of registered voters says former Chief Justice Reynato Puno

Recto to DBM: Where’s P130-B Malampaya fund?

Oct 07, 2013 - 10:53 PM

The Senate Pro Tempore doesn t buy the budget department s claim that there s no cash left of the royalties He s calling for an accounting of the fund for the fourth straight year

Aquino ally wants to limit use of Malampaya fund

Oct 04, 2013 - 3:48 PM

Representative Ben Evardone says the fund should be used only for energy related programs and projects

LIMIT USE OF MALAMPAYA FUND. Eastern Samar Rep Ben Evardone files a measure seeking to limit use of the controversial fund to "energy-related" projects

Miriam wants P500k wage per senator

Sep 04, 2013 - 1:35 PM

Sen Miriam Defensor Santiago on their current P90 000 salary: Magpatuka na lang ako sa ahas

FOREIGN RELATIONS. Sen Miriam Defensor Santiago finally gets her first choice, saying she did not head the foreign relations committee in the 15th Congress because Sen Juan Ponce Enrile was mad at her. File photo from Santiago's office

Solons on new 'pork' scheme: Not good enough

Aug 23, 2013 - 5:42 PM

Some applaud President Aquino s move to overhaul the pork barrel system but others would not settle for anything less than full abolition

Aquino: Overhauled 'pork' to replace PDAF

Aug 23, 2013 - 12:13 PM

The announcement comes 3 days before the anti-pork barrel rallies planned in key cities across the country – the first major demonstration during this administration

FLIP-FLOP. President Benigno Aquino III, just days ago, standing firm on his stance to keep the pork barrel. In this photo, President Aquino speaks during a press conference in Malacañang Palace, Aug 23, 2013. Behind him are (L) Senate Pres Franklin Drilon and (R) House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. Photo by Malacañang Photo Bureau