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Aquino asks Ombudsman amid DAP drama: Wag mo ako kasuhan

Former President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III has asked the Office of the Ombudsman to uphold the dismissal of the complaints against him in connection with the implementation of the P72-billion Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP).

Palace downplays Joma’s plea for Duterte to jail PNoy

Malacañang on Thursday downplayed the appeal of Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founder Jose Maria Sison for presumptive President-elect Rodrigo Duterte to send President Benigno Aquino III and Budget Secretary Florencio Abad to…

PNoy issues AO creating transition body

President Benigno Aquino III has issued Administrative Order (AO) 49 ordering the creation of a Presidential Transition Committee (PTC) that will ensure the smooth transition of power.

Leni starts breaking away from LP as vice presidency looms

Although she ran as an administration candidate, Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo apparently has no plans of being identified with the Liberal Party should she be proclaimed as the winner of the still-tightly contested vice presidential…

Mar’s loss to spell doom for PNoy, Abad. Here’s why

The defeat of Liberal Party standard bearer Mar Roxas in the 2016 presidential race will have serious and dire consequences for President Benigno Aquino III and Budget Secretary Florencio Abad, a former administration ally said.

PNoy eyes Ateneo classmate Caguioa as new SC justice

Barely a month after being appointed acting Justice Secretary, former Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Benjamin Caguioa is being eyed for yet another promotion by President Benigno Aquino III as an associate justice of the Supreme Court.…

Papansin! Abad belittles PDAF, DAP raps filed by Syjuco

Budget Secretary Florencio Abad has dismissed the new complaint filed by former lawmaker Augusto "Boboy" Syjuco over the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) and Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) as mere "media play" even if…

Palace insists 2016 budget not railroaded

Malacañang on Saturday defended the House of Representatives for its swift approval of the proposed P3.002 trillion national budget for 2016. Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte dismissed claims that the budget was railroaded…

Why Ombudsman suspended Junjun but allowed Abad off the hook

Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales appears to be biased towards the Aquino administration even if she has ordered the conduct of a preliminary investigation against Budget Secretary Florencio Abad over the implementation of the Disbursement…

May forever? Abad, Abaya to stay with PNoy ’til the end

For better or for worse? Budget Sec. Florencio Abad and Transportation Sec. Joseph Emilio Abaya are ready to stay with President Aquino until his term ends on June next year. Abad and Abaya vowed to stay with the chief executive…