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DAP funds not from savings, were realigned without PNoy's approval A senior magistrate of the Supreme Court on Tuesday declared that the sources of the controversial Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) funds could not be considered as "savings,"
PerryScope By Perry Diaz If there is one thing that President Benigno “P-Noy” Aquino III consistently does, it is to blame his predecessor, former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo for all the
PerryScope By Perry Diaz The Philippine Supreme Court, in a move that caught administration officials by surprise, issued a temporary restraining order (TRO) last September 10 stopping further
It is in the power of Judiciary to review but it is an option of this Honorable Court that you may allow political branches to correct its mistakes from within, rather than mistakes be corrected by the outside, meaning by this Court, Jardeleza said.
During the oral arguments, Carpio said that the provision stating that the President cannot spend the money without the concurrence of the House or Senate committee on appropriations has no basis in the Constitution. Cabinet secretaries can realign
PhilippinesThe country made a wise choice in taking its maritime dispute with China on the West Philippine Sea to an international arbitral tribunal where warships, fighter planes and missiles do not count and which may take two to three years to
Jardeleza defended the constitutionality of the controversial law during the third day of oral arguments before the 15 magistrates of the high court. "What the law seeks is to subsidize for the benefit of poor women, marginalized and vulnerable,
During the resumption of arguments, petitioners reiterated their opposition to Sections 80 and 81 of the law, which they said should be struck down for limiting the government's share in mining activities to duties, fees, and usual taxes, including
PhilippinesThe Philippines' only recourse in the territorial dispute with China is to appeal to world opinion even if the country has already taken the issue to an arbitral tribunal under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (Unclos),
Nine years after he dissented to a Supreme Court majority ruling upholding the legality of Republic Act 7942 or the Mining Act of 1995, Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio is not changing his tune in opposing the law. Carpio is the only remaining