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Abad, Drilon, Trillanes, Leila face ‘pork’ raps

The lawyers of suspected “pork barrel” fund scam mastermind businesswoman Janet L. Napoles are set to file criminal complaints before the Department of Justice against former Budget Secretary Florencio “Butch” Abad and Senators Franklin Drilon, Antonio Trillanes IV, and Leila de Lima over their alleged involvement in the misuse of the Priority Development Assistance Fund.

House Speaker Pantaleon D. Alvarez yesterday assured the timely and immediate passage of the proposed P3.3-trillion national budget for next year, P23.5 billion of which will be earmarked to finance the congressional projects of lawmakers.

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Incoming President Davao City Mayor Rodrigo “Digong” R. Duterte will name Davao City Rep. Isidro Ungab, chairman of the House Committee on Appropriations, as the new Budget Secretary.

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