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Senate probe is good opportunity for DBM to explain DAP — Drilon

By Jelly F. Musico MANILA, July 23 (PNA) — Senate President Franklin Drilon on Wednesday said the Senate inquiry into the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) will be a good opportunity…

Akbayan pushes for legislative solution to Palace-SC impasse

By Sammy F. Martin MANILA, July 23 (PNA) — Akbayan party-list Rep. Barry Gutierrez on Wednesday urged his colleagues in Congress to work for the swift and immediate passage of…

President Aquino commemorates Apolinario Mabini’s 150th birth anniversary in Batangas

TANAUAN CITY, Batangas, July 23 (PNA) — President Benigno S. Aquino III on Wednesday led the commemoration of the 150th birth anniversary of Apolinario Mabini, whose contributions strengthened the foundation…

PHL remains committed to enacting Bangsamoro law

By Leslie D. Venzon MANILA, July 23 (PNA) — The government of the Philippines (GPH) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) remain committed to enacting the Bangsamoro Basic Law…

Opposition not supporting any impeachment — Senator Ejercito

By Jelly F. Musico MANILA, July 22 (PNA) — Senator Joseph Victor Ejercito on Tuesday said the opposition remains consistent with its stand not to support any move to impeach…

Government might consider proposal for Bataan Nuclear Power Plant conversion, Palace says

MANILA, July 22 (PNA) — The government will look into proposals to convert the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant (BNPP) into a natural gas-powered facility to ease the country’s growing demand…

Comelec wants postponement of SK polls until 2016

By Ferdinand G. Patino MANILA, July 22 (PNA) — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) wants the holding of the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) polls to be postponed and synchronized with the…

DAP supports reform programs in ARMM, PHL peace process

MANILA, July 22 (PNA) — The regional government has undertaken significant reforms and development initiatives in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), including ensuring quality road infrastructures in the…

PNP to deploy 10,000 cops under Super Task-Force “Kapayapaan” for SONA 2014

By Christopher Lloyd T. Caliwan MANILA, July 22 (PNA) — To ensure peace and order and safety during the fifth State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Benigno S….

SC dispenses justice through transparency, accountability in gov’t

By Perfecto T. Raymundo Jr. MANILA, July 21 (PNA) — Guided by its mission — “To Superintend the Administration of Justice” — the Supreme Court (SC) has dispensed justice through…

Over 1.7-M children in day care centers nationwide benefit from DSWD’s Supplementary Feeding Program –Soliman

MANILA, July 21 (PNA) — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said on Monday that more than 1.7 million children in over 45,000 day care centers throughout the…

14.7-M poorest households to get PhilHealth coverage

MANILA, July 20 (PNA) — The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) has released P35.3 billion as subsidy for the health insurance coverage of indigent families enrolled in the National…

President Aquino signs five new laws

MANILA, July 20 (PNA) — Malacanang announced on Sunday that President Benigno S. Aquino III has signed into law five bills aimed at economic growth, consumer protection, and enhancing the…

Mindanao Peace Process, Aquino’s greatest achievements in Mindanao his 3 predecessors failed to achieve

By Noel Y. Punzalan and Edwin O. Fernandez COTABATO CITY, July 20 (PNA) – The Mindanao peace process is among the greatest accomplishments of the Aquino administration in southern Philippines…

Aquino administration implements massive infrastructure spending in Central Luzon

By Zorayda S. Tecson CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga, July 20 (PNA) –The government has been pursuing massive infrastructure development in Central Luzon that aims to boost economic growth and…