July 29 declared holiday to observe Eid’l Fitr

MANILA — President Benigno Aquino III has declared July 29, Tuesday, a nationwide regular holiday in observance of Eid’l Fitr, or the end of Ramadhan. The President made the announcement through Proclamation No. 826 on Monday. Aquino said the entire Filipino nation should have the full opportunity to join their Muslim brothers and sisters in the observance and celebration of Eid’l Fitr. Read more

Aquino hits SC over DAP ruling

MANILA (Updated) – President Benigno Aquino III did not hide on Monday his displeasure over the Supreme Court (SC) decision declaring key parts of the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) unconstitutional.

Aquino hit the justices for not taking into account the government’s arguments that he can realign funds to speed up economic growth and delivery of social services.

Speaking from Malacañang, Aquino said Section 39 of the Administrative Code of 1987 allows him to use savings to cover for any deficit in the appropriations authorized by the national budget. Read more