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Conclusion: The misuse of impeachment

Sep 06, 2017 - 10:00 AM

We have opened the Pandora’s box One can only hope that we will be also to correct ourselves and restore impeachment to its rightful use as a means of accountability and not a political weapon that will only destroy this country

Duterte, Marcos, Trump | Evening wRap

Jun 27, 2017 - 8:16 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon

Duterte frat brod to head DOJ task force on PDAF scam

Jun 27, 2017 - 3:12 PM

Justice Undersecretary Antonio Kho Jr will have overall supervision and oversight over all stages of the investigation and any other proceedings that may result therefrom says Department Order 435

Aquino: Palparan lesson pushed me to accept Napoles surrender

May 24, 2017 - 9:13 PM

The Napoles surrender in Malacañang in 2013 is cited by Justice Secretary Aguirre as a factor in the reinvestigation of the pork barrel scam

PORK SCAM REINVESTIGATION. Former president Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino and his allies are the targets of the reinvestigation of the Department of Justice (DOJ) into the pork barrel scam. File photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Aquino's DAP defense leaves Abad to be indicted

May 12, 2017 - 8:04 PM

While Congress could appropriate it would have nothing more to do during the budget execution stage The determination of the availability of savings is the technical province of the DBM Aquino says in his comment to the Ombudsman

Former president Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino and his former Budget Secretary Florencio "Butch" Abad. File photo from Malacañang

Ombudsman, death penalty, Flynn | Midday wRap

Apr 26, 2017 - 1:30 PM

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Ombudsman takes up DBM offer on new DAP evidence

Apr 26, 2017 - 8:36 AM

The new evidence supposedly points to the liabilities of Aquino and the Liberal Party

ADDRESSING ISSUES. After 3 months of media silence, Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales appears in a news conference on April 25, 2017 to address issues concerning cases filed before her office. Photo by Rappler

Accountability over DAP: What's happening with the probe?

Apr 24, 2017 - 1:01 PM

We have not seen the end of this Budget Secretary Diokno says

Peace talks, Morales on Aquino, Trump on Syria | Midday wRap

Apr 06, 2017 - 1:09 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Mara Cepeda

Ombudsman orders Aquino to comment on DAP appeal

Apr 06, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Former president Benigno Aquino III has 15 days to respond to the motion to charge him with usurpation of legislative power graft and malversation over the Disbursement Acceleration Program

HOUNDED BY DAP. Bayan Muna asks the Office of the Ombudsman to reconsider its decision to clear former president Benigno Aquino III of liabilities in the Disbursement Acceleration Program. File photo by Gil Nartea

Duterte slams Aquino, Abad, Trillanes over DAP

Apr 02, 2017 - 9:35 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says former president Benigno Aquino III and former budget secretary Florencio Abad disregarded a constitutional ruling against DAP

Morales, Benham Rise, Mighty | Evening wRap

Mar 24, 2017 - 7:57 PM

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Belgica files disbarment case vs Ombudsman Morales

Mar 24, 2017 - 1:34 PM

UPDATED Lawyer Oscar Franklin Tan points out however that the Ombudsman may only be disbarred after impeachment and conviction as the Constitution allows removal of the Ombudsman from office only through impeachment

DISBARMENT. Former Manila City councilor Greco Belgica says case buildup is also ongoing for a possible impeachment complaint against Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales.

Charge Aquino for DAP too, Ombudsman asked

Mar 14, 2017 - 11:09 AM

Bayan Muna says the Ombudsman attempted to shield Aquino from liability by zeroing in on an Abad signed circular

President Benigno S. Aquino III delivers his speech during the Opening Ceremony of the Global Development Network’d (GDN) 14th Annual Global Development Conference at the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Headquarters in ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong City on Wednesday (June 19, 2013). GDN is an international organization that builds research capacity in development globally. It supports researchers in developing and transition countries to generate and share high quality applied social science research to inform policymaking and advance social and economic development. (Photo by: Rey Banoqiet /PCOO- Malacañang Photo Bureau).

Mighty Corporation, Yasay, Abad | Evening wRap

Mar 07, 2017 - 9:01 PM

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Ex-budget chief Abad to be charged over DAP

Mar 07, 2017 - 5:10 PM

3rd UPDATE The Ombudsman indicts former budget secretary Florencio Abad for usurpation of legislative power but dismisses charges against ex president Benigno Aquino III

117 LGUs hold on to P580M in unconstitutional pork barrel funds

Oct 27, 2016 - 8:00 AM

Two years after the Supreme Court ruled that the PDAF and the DAP are unconstitutional these local governments have yet to return the funds to the national treasury

Raps vs Aquino, mining firms, Dallas shooting | 6PM wRap

Jul 08, 2016 - 7:35 PM

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Complaint filed with Ombudsman vs Aquino, Abad

Jul 08, 2016 - 11:57 AM

3rd UPDATE Progressive groups say former President Aquino and former Budget Secretary Abad face charges of technical malversation usurpation of legislative powers and graft and corruption over the DAP

NO IMMUNITY. Progressive groups file charges against former President Benigno Aquino III a week after he stepped down from office. (L) Photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler; (R) Photo by Malacañang Photo Bureau

The emotional journey of Benigno Aquino III

Jun 25, 2016 - 8:30 PM

Throughout his interview with Rappler President Benigno Aquino III is relaxed confident and in good spirits – the picture of a retiring public servant satisfied with a job well done

LEGACY. 'There is no place in the country that I am afraid to go to because we neglected them,' says President Benigno Aquino Photo by Robert Vinas/Malacanang Photo Bureau

Caguioa defends Aquino over DAP in JBC interview

Jan 07, 2016 - 8:36 PM

Among 16 candidates vying for the position of Supreme Court justice the incumbent justice secretary maintains he would remain independent

THE PRESIDENT'S COUNSEL. Alfredo Benjamin Caguioa. Photo from Caguioa & Gatmaytan law office

Abad, DBM usec face Ombudsman probe over DAP

Sep 30, 2015 - 4:52 PM

The Office of the Ombudsman says a special panel of lawyers had been constituted to conduct the preliminary investigation on Budget Secretary Florencio Abad and Undersecretary Mario Relampagos

HYPOCRITE. Budget secretary Florencio "Butch" Abad says Vice President Jejomar Binay exposed his true self when he contradicted himself after resignation.

LRTA fails to turn over 100 operational coaches

Sep 15, 2015 - 7:43 PM

The consortium of Ayala Corporation Metro Pacific Investments Corporation and Macquarie says The real benefit of an improved train system will not be felt by the riding public immediately

LONG WAIT. Private concessionaire Light Rail Manila Consortium says "the real benefit of an improved train system will not be felt by the riding public immediately"

Binay calls Ombudsman probe on DAP offenses a ‘drama’

Sep 02, 2015 - 5:56 PM

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima says the Ombudsman can only go as far as conducting a fact finding probe but cannot sue the President

JUST FOR SHOW? Vice President Jejomar Binay (left) claims that Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales' investigation on the Disbursement Acceleration Fund is just for show. File photos for Rappler

5 years of Aquino: Highs and lows

Jul 28, 2015 - 6:05 PM

Rappler looks back at the most criticized and most applauded statements and actions of President Aquino

LAST SONA. Philippine President Benigno Aquino III smiles during a signing ceremony between Philippine's Department of Trade (DTI) and Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) on business promotion cooperation in Tokyo, Japan, June 2, 2015. File photo by Franck Robichon/EPA

Sereno: Next president should be faithful to Constitution

Jul 03, 2015 - 5:52 PM

Amid differences with the judiciary Malacañang says it doesn t feel that the Chief Justice was alluding to President Benigno Aquino III

Binay hits Roxas: MRT no laughing matter

Jun 26, 2015 - 6:38 PM

The Vice President responds to criticism of his reasons for resigning from the Aquino Cabinet

BIG WINNER: LP president-on-leave Manuel Roxas II is among top contenders in new SWS survey

COA to Millennium Challenge Account-PH: Return P600M DAP funds

Jun 24, 2015 - 11:12 AM

State auditors tell MCA P that this is to ensure that its projects won t be delayed by legal challenges even after the High Court had ruled that programs activities and projects under the DAP remain valid under the operative fact doctrine

ADB: Private consumption to boost PH economy in 2015

Mar 24, 2015 - 5:22 PM

Factors that powered private consumption in 2014 will continue this year the Asian Development Bank says in a report as it forecasts 6 4 GDP growth for the country in 2015

That thing called resignation

Mar 14, 2015 - 10:30 AM

His resignation shows how a person can reconcile the tension between his individual political disposition with his responsibility to a cause a collective or a party

BELLO IN HK. Resigned Akbayan party-list representative Walden Bello leads a delegation of Philippine lawmakers on March 15 to Hong Kong to 'investigate the condition' of OFWs. Screengrab by Rappler

SC justices: Abad, Aquino should be held liable for DAP

Feb 12, 2015 - 8:07 PM

As authors of the unconstitutional act they have to answer for such act writes Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio

Nancy: Pursue DAP probe; Drilon: Move on

Feb 04, 2015 - 7:13 PM

Senator Nancy Binay insists the Senate probe into DAP must continue but Senate President Franklin Drilon says after the SC ruling it is time to move on

DAP HEARING? Senator Nancy Binay calls on her colleagues to resume hearings into the Disbursement Acceleration Program. File photo from Office of Senator Binay

Palace welcomes SC 'de facto reversal' on DAP ruling

Feb 03, 2015 - 7:24 PM

It restored good faith as a presumption and not as a burden for the [DAP] authors to prove says Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda

SC partially grants gov’t appeal on DAP

Feb 03, 2015 - 7:06 PM

The Supreme Court has clarified that only authors of the Disbursement Acceleration Program – and not project proponents and implementors – may be held liable

Missed target: PH economic growth shrinks to 6.1% in 2014

Jan 29, 2015 - 10:07 AM

3rd UPDATE While the country s gross domestic product speeds up in Q4 at 6 9 it brings the full year 2014 growth to only 6 1 – short of the government s target of 6 5 7 5

2014 in Moods

Jan 04, 2015 - 11:47 AM

4 moods dominated 2014 as seen from your votes on the mood meter

COA fears misuse of P10B DSWD fund mostly for LGUs

Dec 23, 2014 - 10:12 PM

The inability of the implementing agencies to submit liquidation reports created doubt on the proper implementation of the programs involved

After DAP: 2015 budget redefines savings

Dec 12, 2014 - 11:38 AM

The 2015 budget bill provides the executive branch with greater flexibility in managing funds after the Supreme Court previously ruled 3 schemes under the Disbursement Acceleration Program unconstitutional

SATISFIED: Budget Secretary Butch Abad. Rappler photo

Petitioners to Ombudsman: How's the DAP probe going?

Dec 04, 2014 - 11:00 PM

They are following up 5 months after the Ombudsman announced a probe into possible crimes and offenses committed under Malacañang s spending program

FOLLOW UP. Petitioners who questioned the government's controversial spending program before the Supreme Court wants to know the status of the probe on its implementors. Photo from Greco Belgica

DTI: Public spending to put PH back on ‘high growth path’

Dec 01, 2014 - 9:05 PM

Economists however do not share Trade Secretary Gregory Domingo’s optimism of over 7 growth for 2015 as they lower expectations for the country’s growth

Economists lower expectations for 2014 Philippine economic growth

Nov 28, 2014 - 3:34 PM

With only a 3rd quarter economic growth of 5 3 experts say that ‘normalized’ government spending private consumption and investments will help the country stay on its growth track

Redefinition of 'savings' can lead to corruption – Miriam

Nov 24, 2014 - 5:43 PM

The senator says the broad and lax definition of savings in the proposed 2015 budget – pushed for by Malacañang and adopted by the House – is a dangerous minefield leading to corruption

'MINEFIELD': Senator Miriam Santiago says the new definition of savings is a dangerous minefield to corruption. Rappler file photo

DBM seeks P23B supplemental budget for Yolanda, APEC projects

Nov 19, 2014 - 4:17 PM

The supplemental budget will also fund ongoing and previously approved priority projects including the rehabilitation of LRT lines 1 and 2

2015 BUDGET. Budget Secretary Florencio Abad (right) with Senator Paolo Benigno Aquino III at the 2015 budget deliberations at the Senate on November 19, 2014, attended by members of the Development Budget Coordinating Committee. Photo by Senate PRIB

Aquino signs law giving health insurance to all seniors

Nov 11, 2014 - 5:20 PM

The new law removes the qualification that a senior citizen has to be an indigent before being covered by PhilHealth

ELDERLY CARE. A new new guarantees health care for all senior citizens of the country. File photo by Roy Lagarde

Akbayan: Support for Aquino continues; Bello's views personal

Nov 03, 2014 - 8:31 PM

UPDATED Akbayan says it continues to support the Aquino administration which party mate Walden Bello has criticized and where party leaders hold Cabinet positions

STILL ALLIES? President Benigno Aquino III slams Akbayan Rep Walden Bello (pictured). File photo from Rappler

COA to 4 GOCCs: Return P2.4B unused DAP funds

Oct 21, 2014 - 1:06 PM

In its 2013 Annual Financial Report on government owned and controlled corporations the COA also ordered the GOCCs to account for P3 8 billion released to them under the Disbursement Acceleration Program

VP Binay remains Aquino ally, family friend – spokesman

Oct 15, 2014 - 8:46 PM

The Vice President s criticism of Malacañang s controversial spending program were a product of the experience and wisdom as a lawyer well versed in the constructs of our legal system

TRUE OR FALSE? President Benigno Aquino III says he has no knowledge on the veracity of allegations against Vice President Jejomar Binay. Malacañang Photo Bureau

House passes P2.6T budget for 2015 on 2nd reading

Sep 27, 2014 - 12:22 AM

Lawmakers work overtime to beat their deadline to pass the proposed budget for 2015 before Congress pauses for a 3 week break

PDAF funds for Batanes heritage project not idle – Rep Abad

Sep 25, 2014 - 3:44 PM

Batanes lone district Representative Henedina Abad says most of the allocation from her Priority Development Assistance Fund for heritage projects has already been used and liquidated

PROTECTED AREA. A Commission on Audit report shows Batanes is sitting on funds allocated for projects that have yet to be implemented. File photo by Pia Ranada

Batanes sitting on idle cash – COA

Sep 22, 2014 - 10:29 PM

Funds allocated for environmental and cultural preservation projects have yet to be fully utilized

PROTECTED AREA. A Commission on Audit report shows Batanes is sitting in funds allocated for projects that have yet to be implemented. File photo by Pia Ranada