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  • Maidana bets he’ll defeat unbeaten Mayweather

    July 15, 2014 5:53 AM 2

    WASHINGTON — Marcos Maidana is so confident he will beat undefeated world champion Floyd Mayweather that he said Monday he would risk his prize money for their September 13 welterweight rematch. Argentina’s Maidana lost a majority decision to Mayweather in their title unification bout in May but last week Mayweather announced that he would face the South

  • PNoy: I bear no grudge, ill will against SC

    July 15, 2014 5:53 AM 9

    MANILA - A day after his televised speech defending the disbursement acceleration program, President Aquino took a different tack and enumerated several projects funded by the DAP that could not wait until the end of the year. The President also said he does not bear a grudge against the Supreme Court for voting unanimously to declare as unconstitutional

  • Jinggoy: COA's Tan also liable for DAP

    July 15, 2014 5:52 AM 11

    MANILA, Philippines - Senator Jinggoy Estrada on Tuesday said Commission on Audit chairperson Grace Pulido-Tan should also be held liable for her admission in using funds sourced from the controversial Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP). In an ambush interview after his bail hearing at Sandiganbayan's 5th Division, Estrada said Tan should have audited

  • Remembering Milenyo's wrath in 2006

    July 15, 2014 5:38 AM 16

    MANILA, Philippines - Nearly eight years ago, typhoon "Milenyo (international name Xangsane)" struck the Philippines, bringing with it strong winds and rains. Typhoon Glenda is expected to directly hit Metro Manila, drawing comparisons with Milenyo. Glenda, according to the latest report by the state weather bureau PAGASA, is packing maximum sustained

  • Higher registration fees for owners of multiple vehicles pushed

    July 15, 2014 5:34 AM 9

    MANILA, Philippines - Two Mindanao legislators have filed a bill requiring vehicle owners with more than one motor vehicle to pay higher registration fees. Under House Bill 4181, authored by Cagayan de Oro City Rep. Rufus Rodriguez and. Abante Mindanao partylist Rep. Maximo Rodriguez Jr., will impose additional rates on the annual registration of a second

  • Abad on DAP: Other admins did it too

    July 15, 2014 5:21 AM 6

    Posted at 07/15/2014 1:21 PM Other administrations did it too. That's how Budget Secretary Butch Abad defended the controversial Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP), which he said has been implemented several times, although under different names. Abad insisted the Aquino administration has a legitimate, legal basis for implementing DAP. He also said that contrary

  • What is Jinggoy Estrada’s advice to Aquino amid DAP controversy?

    July 15, 2014 5:11 AM 9

    This is one of the pieces of advice of Senator Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada to President Benigno Aquino III after his televised speech Monday night when he ferociously defended his Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP). Estrada, who was present for his bail hearing motion on his pork barrel scam case before the Sandiganbayan, was the first senator to blow the lid on Aquino’s

  • Scam E-mails Targeting Healthcare Professionals and Nursing Staff, Cautions POEA

    July 15, 2014 5:00 AM 17

    The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has of late warned about fake e-mails that are promising to nurses as well as other healthcare staff from Philippines jobs at large hospitals within certain countries, especially Canada, published pia.gov.ph, July 1, 2014. It maybe noted that working as an agency of the Philippine government, POEA helps

  • Aquino: Past presidents had own version of DAP

    July 15, 2014 4:58 AM 18

    MANILA, Philippines – President Benigno Aquino III on Tuesday claimed that he did nothing different from his predecessors when his administration crafted the Disbursement Acceleration Program. “My predecessors all had their versions of DAP, called the Reserve Control Account and alternatively Overall Savings, which were used, in part, to respond to the Asian

  • Brazil declares ‘victory’ — in staging of Cup

    July 15, 2014 4:57 AM 17

    BRAZIL — Although her country failed to net a sixth triumph, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on Monday declared as a victory the giant nation’s staging of the World Cup. “We had the Cup of Cups,” she added as a riposte to commentators who had predicted the Maracana stadium would only be ready “in 2038″ and there would be chaos at airports trying to cope with millions