TODAY'S HEADLINES

SPECIAL REPORT | The P144-B DAP Express: Results, impact? DBM, COA figures clash 23-Jul-14, 12:10 AM | Malou Mangahas, Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism IN ITS 2012 Annual Financial Report for National Government, the Commission on Audit (COA) said regular appropriation for programmed activities of the departments and agencies of the national government amounted to P868.92 billion.

Abad, Purisima, 52 others to appear before Senate DAP probe - Chiz 24-Jul-14, 7:36 AM | Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com Long awaited explanations on the Disbursement Acceleration Program may finally emerge when Budget Secretary Florencio Abad appears Thursday before the Senate finance committee's investigation of the spending scheme, key provisions of which the Supreme Court declared unconstitutional.

WHAT WOULD MABINI SAY? | At rites for hero, PNoy defends DAP, attacks SC anew 23-Jul-14, 11:29 AM | InterAksyon.com (UPDATE 2 - 12:27 p.m.) President Benigno Aquino III graced the celebration of the sesquicentennial of Apolinario Mabini, the 'brains' of the Philippine Revolution, in Batangas but devoted most of his speech to stepping up his attack on the Supreme Court for outlawing his DAP.

'LET IT BE', 'LET IT GO' | AFP chief turns to song to remind troops to steer clear of DAP fiasco 23-Jul-14, 2:20 PM | Jaime Sinapit, InterAksyon.com To remind soldiers to steer clear of the political imbroglio raised by the Supreme Court's strike down of the Disbursement Acceleration Program, new AFP chief of staff Lt. Gen. Gregorio Pio Catapang turned to song.

They want to pit me against PNoy - Binay on plunder case 23-Jul-14, 5:28 PM | Likha Cuevas-Miel, InterAksyon.com Vice President Jejomar Binay on Wednesday said his political enemies want him to think that the plunder case filed against him over an allegedly overpriced parking building were orchestrated by Malacanang, in order to drive a wedge between him and President Benigno Aquino III.

VIDEO | Habagat rains cause traffic, strand thousands in Metro 23-Jul-14, 6:58 PM| France Noguera, News5 Even as Henry was exiting the country, the Habagat-spawned rains fell and wreaked havoc on the lives of Metro Manilans, leaving thousands of workers and students wet, stranded and stuck in horrendous traffic Wednesday.

3rd impeachment complaint vs PNoy, this time over EDCA, to be filed Thursday 23-Jul-14, 3:05 PM| Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon.com Critics of President Benigno Aquino III are expected to file a third impeachment complaint against him on Thursday, this time over the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement with the US, which allows increased American troop presence and use of military facilities in the country.

WALANG PASOK | Mark those dates: Palace releases list of 2015 holidays 23-Jul-14, 2:34 PM| Dexter San Pedro, InterAksyon.com President Benigno Aquino III has signed Proclamation No. 831 declaring the regular and special non-working holidays next year. There will be at least nine long-weekends in 2015. Check the dates here.

ON 150TH MABINI B-DAY | PNoy challenged to level-up discourse in governance 23-Jul-14, 4:31 PM| Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com President Benigno Aquino III and other top government officials should level-up their discourse in the affairs of the government, as Apolinario Mabini did in the Cabinet of Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo during the revolutionary government in 1901.

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?

TransAsia Airways plane crashes in typhoon-hit Taiwan, killing 47 23-Jul-14, 10:26 PM| Faith Hung and Michael Gold, Reuters | Agence France-Presse A domestic TransAsia Airways plane crashed on landing on an island off the west coast of typhoon-hit Taiwan on Wednesday, killing 47 people, the Civil Aeronautics Administration said.

 
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