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DOF: Dominguez had nothing to do with DILG supply contract

Assistant Secretary Paola Alvarez of the Department of Finance (DOF) said Thursday that Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III had only performed a “routine ministerial duty necessitated by the change in administration” in giving the…

Aquino is not in a hurry to go back to work

Former President Benigno S. Aquino III enjoys being on vacation mode and he will not rush himself to rejoin the workforce, especially given that special rule prohibiting government officials from getting involved in industries they used to…

Yaman! 5 Cabinet members richer than PNoy

How wealthy are President Aquino and his Cabinet? The President may be living a charmed life but he is not the wealthiest person in his official family. Based on the 2015 Statement of Assets and Liabilities, five Cabinet members are…

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.

APEC selfie with the President and his men

Another presidential selfie in history books. President Aquino gamely posed for a photograph with 12 cabinet members after the country's successful hosting of this year's Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit. The epic…

PNoy assures Xi Jinping to feel warmth of Pinoy hospitality

President Benigno Aquino III promised Tuesday that Chinese President Xi Jinping would feel the trademark hospitality of Filipinos when the latter visits the country next week for the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit.…

Palace: No politicking in People’s Survival Fund allotment

The P1 billion People’s Survival Fund (PSF) will soon be ready to be accessed by the local government units for their climate change adaptation programs and projects, a Malacañang official said Saturday, October 24. Deputy presidential…

Angara calls DOF budget ‘disgraceful’; Find out why…

Sen. Sonny Angara has scored today (Sept. 15, 2015) the apparent lopsided priorities of the Department of Finance (DOF) for allocating P 3.216-billion out of its P 50.34-billion proposed budget for 2016 for the construction of new…

2016 net worth: Roxas is poorer but only slightly

The net worth of Interior Secretary Mar Roxas, who is eyeing the presidency in 2016, has declined based on the latest Statements of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth (SALN) filed by Cabinet officials. According to his SALN for 2014,…

Why DOF chief Purisima is allergic to overtime work

EXPECT this Aquino Cabinet member to come bursting out of the office door whenever the clock strikes five in the afternoon. A Politiko source said that Department of Finance (DOF) Secretary Cesar Purisima has been very punctual at going…

Flip-flopping at BOC: Sevilla speaks with a ‘forked tongue’

The Daily Tribune publisher and columnist Ninez Cacho Olivares has accused resigned Customs Commissioner John Phillip Sevilla of speaking “with a forked tongue” for singing a different tune about the reason behind his decision to quit the…

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