Anti-‘pork’ groups: Aquino’s televised speech missed the point

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Militant lawmakers and anti-pork barrel groups were not impressed with President Benigno Aquino III’s televised speech Wednesday night defending his administration’s Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP), with one of them even saying that the President...

Palace: No problem with Sept. 11 anti-pork barrel rally at EDSA shrine

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Malacañang on Saturday said it has no problem with the plan of various groups to hold another rally against the pork barrel system on September 11, this time along Epifanio delos Santos Avenue (EDSA). However, Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte said...

PHL imports decline 2.9 percent in May – NSO

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — Philippine imports swung back to a decline in May after posting a slight gain a month earlier, reflecting a bleak state of global trade. In a statement, the National Statistics Office said imports in May fell 2.4 percent year-on-year to $5.257 billion...