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Total savings pooled under DAP reached P237.5 billion - Abad 24-Jul-14, 7:36 AM | Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com (UPDATE 4 - 12:50 p.m.) Budget Secretary Florencio Abad on Thursday admitted that the total savings pooled under the controversial Disbursement Acceleration Program reached P237.51 billion, way above the figure initially revealed to the public.

'Better communications' of govt critics behind 'misunderstood' DAP ruling - Trillanes 24-Jul-14, 11:26 AM | InterAksyon.com Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV Thursday attributed the fallout from the Supreme Court's 13-0 ruling on the Disbursement Acceleration Program on the superior propaganda skills of critics, virtually laying the blame on government's own communications agencies and experts.

3rd impeachment case filed vs PNoy, this time over EDCA 24-Jul-14, 2:54 PM | Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon.com UPDATE 3:50 PM- Complainants of the third impeachment case against President Benigno Aquino III said he should be removed from office for selling out the Filipino people to the interest of the United States through the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA).

OPEN LETTER FOR PNOY'S 5TH SONA | 'Give us justice or quit' - mothers of missing UP students 24-Jul-14, 1:04 PM | Erlinda Cadapan at Concepcion Empeno Kaming mga ina, kasama ang iba pang kaanak ng mga biktima ng sapilitang pagkawala, ay muling nananawagan at naggigiit ng katarungan para sa mga mahal naming hanggang sa kasalukuyan ay hindi pa nakikita. Iminumungkahi namin ang inyong pagbibitiw sa pwesto kung hindi ninyo ito kayang tugunan.

SC disputes Henares' plaint on SALN; source sees 'fishing expedition' by BIR 24-Jul-14, 7:44 PM | Brian Maglungsod, InterAksyon.com The Supreme Court takes issue with the statement of BIR Commissioner Kim Jacinto-Henares that its justices are exempting themselves from the SALN requirements.

UN: More than 2.2-B people poor, or close to it 24-Jul-14, 2:22 PM| Agence France-Presse More than 2.2 billion people are 'poor or near-poor,' with financial crises, natural disasters, soaring food prices and violent conflicts threatening to exacerbate the problem, a United Nations report said Thursday.

JV backs emergency powers for PNoy but warns DOE's Petilla vs 'blackmailing public' 24-Jul-14, 10:33 AM| Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com Senator Joseph Victor 'JV' Ejercito on Thursday supported proposals to give President Benigno Aquino III emergency powers to address the energy crisis but warned Energy Secretary Jericho Petilla against 'blackmailing the public' in his efforts to deal with the problem.

'Govt pushing a BBL that won't solve Bangsamoro Question' - MILF 24-Jul-14, 4:01 PM| InterAksyon.com The Moro Islamic Liberation Front has accused the government of attempting to force its acceptance of a version of the Bangsamoro Basic Law 'that may be constitutional but will not solve the Bangsamoro Question.'

'Habagat' to bring more rain as LPA enters PAR 24-Jul-14, 8:04 AM| Philippine News Agency The southwest monsoon, or 'habagat,' will continue to bring rain over most of the country on Thursday even as a new low-pressure area off the Visayas entered the Philippine area of responsibility.

FILED | Full text of 3rd impeachment complaint vs PNoy 24-Jul-14, 3:42 PM| InterAksyon.com A group of advocates on Thursday (July 24, 2014) filed the third impeachment complaint against President Benigno Aquino III, this time over the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) forged under his watch with the US government. Full text of that 3rd complaint here.

7 things PNoy said in SONA 2013 and how he delivered on them (or not) 23-Jul-14, 12:09 PM| Tricia Aquino, InterAksyon.com Ahead of President Benigno Aquino III's fifth State of the Nation Address on Monday, we take a look back at last year's SONA, in which he set people's expectations for the second half of 2013 and the first half of this year. How well did he deliver on his promises?

 
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