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Lagman: Only Congress can abolish ‘pork’ 27 Aug 2013 | 12:43 pm

A former lawmaker on Tuesday said only Congress can actually abolish the Priority Development Assistance Fund, despite President Benigno Aquino III’s earlier announcement.

Recto calls for line-item budgeting of ‘lump sum’ allotment in 2014 budget 27 Aug 2013 | 12:38 pm

Aside from the controversial priority development assistance fund (PDAF), the proposed P2.268-trillion national budget for 2014 contained billions of “lump sum” allocations , prompting a Senate leader...

Ford recalls Fromme assassination attempt in video 27 Aug 2013 | 12:11 pm

President Gerald Ford recalled seeing a hand holding a large handgun slipping through a crowd at a Sacramento park before a Secret Service agent lunged at Charles Manson disciple Lynette "Squeaky" Fro...

3 suspected drowning victims found in Laguna 27 Aug 2013 | 11:45 am

Three persons believed to have drowned at the height of flash flood triggered by heavy rains were found dead in Calamba City, Laguna before noon on Tuesday.

Signal No. 2 up in Batanes as ‘Nando’ threatens northern Luzon 27 Aug 2013 | 11:39 am

Tropical storm “Nando” maintained strength and continued to threaten the country's northern parts, prompting the state weather bureau to raise storm signals over more areas in extreme northern Luzon.

Lozada: I don’t believe Aquino will abolish ‘pork’ 27 Aug 2013 | 11:26 am

Whistleblower Rodolfo “Jun” Lozada Jr. on Tuesday said he does not believe that President Aquino will truly abolish the pork barrel.

Inter-agency body takes over probe into misuse of pork barrel funds 27 Aug 2013 | 11:03 am

The Inter-Agency Anti-Graft Coordinating Council (IAAGCC) is to start its own investigation into the alleged misuse of congressional pork barrel funds and will file appropriate charges against any per...

‘Nando’ displaces 547 families in Samar – DSWD 27 Aug 2013 | 10:49 am

Five hundred forty-seven families from 11 villages in Samar have been displaced due to tropical storm “Nando” (international name Kong-Rey), the Department of Social Welfare and Development said Tuesd...

Russia regrets US postponing meeting on Syria 27 Aug 2013 | 10:39 am

Russia on Tuesday said it regretted a decision by the United States to shelve a meeting on the Syria crisis this week, as expectations mount of military action against the Damascus regime.

Drilon, Villar grill Customs exec over ‘unrealistic’ growth target 27 Aug 2013 | 10:16 am

Two senators on Tuesday found the 20-percent growth target of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) for 2014 “unrealistic,” citing the bureau’s past performance.

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