Daily Archives: 3 years ago

DAP unconstitutional, impeachment complaint for Aquino, fire Abad

House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. said President Aquino is not liable and will not be impeached for using the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP). According to him the fund was implemented “in good faith, with sincere intentions, and that it was a long-time practice.” Belmonte also emphasized that DAP “has been previously cancelled by the President.” […]

World’s third tallest tower to rise in Quezon City finished by 2016

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, a Japanese firm was given a go signal by the Quezon city government to start the building of Philippine Diamond Tower in a seven-hectare lot. “The mayor gave us the go-signal to collaborate with Mitsubishi [for the] groundbreaking on Oct. 12, the city’s 75th founding anniversary,” Dr. Victor Endriga told Manila Standard. […]

Japan finally constitutionally-abled to effectively defend allies and itself

Japan, with its ruling coalition under Prime Minister Abe, approved the reinterpretation of the constitution to allow broader use of military force to defend an ally in time of armed conflict also known as collective self-defense. The Cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is now given authority to reinterpret Article 9 of the Japanese constitution […]

Supreme Court declared DAP unconstitutional

The Supreme Court on Tuesday declared some parts of Disbursement Allocation Program (DAP) unconstitutional. “The court partially grants petition for certiorari and prohibition, declares some acts and practices under the DAP unconstitutional,” SC Spokesperson Atty. Theodore Te. The High Court declared the following acts under the DAP unconstitutional: The withdrawal of unobligated allotments from the […]