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P800M DAP funds used to fix Palace, tourism, etc.

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Some P800 million from the Disbursement Acceleration Program, which the Supreme Court recently declared unconstitutional, was spent for construction, renovation and equipment upgrade in Malacañang (pictured). (photo: facebook.com/malacanang/)

Some P800 million from the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP), which the Supreme Court recently declared unconstitutional, was spent for construction, renovation and equipment upgrade in Malacañang.

Posted: July 23rd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Protests mount vs Aquino

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FROM LEFT TO RIGHT  Antipork barrel advocates file an impeachment complaint against President Aquino in the House of Representatives.  Among the 28 petitioners are Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) secretary general Renato Reyes Jr., retired Archbishop Oscar Cruz, former Gabriela Rep. Liza Maza, Volunteers against Crime and Corruption president Dante Jimenez and Scrap Pork Network leader Mae Paner. Also in photo are Bayan Muna Representatives Neri Colmenares and Carlos Zarate.  LYN RILLON

The House of Representatives on Monday accepted the first impeachment complaint filed by 28 activists led by Bagong Alyansang Makabayan against President Aquino for culpable violation of the Constitution in the implementation of the controversial Disbursement Acceleration Program and betrayal of public trust.

Posted: July 22nd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

DAP doled out in small doses

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The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) dispersed the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) funds to legislators in small doses for indigent patients, scholarships and livelihood programs—a distribution pattern eerily similar to the congressional pork barrel funds before these were outlawed by the Supreme Court.

Posted: July 22nd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

DAP: 900 Saros for lawmakers

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Budget Secretary Florencio Abad  INQUIRER  FILE PHOTO

The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) issued a thousand Special Allotment Release Orders (SAROs) to facilitate the release of funds to the spending agencies for its Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) from 2011 to 2013, the Philippine Daily Inquirer has learned.

Posted: July 21st, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Cut in security brings informal settlers back to rail tracks

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File photo of a train approaching the España Station in Manila on Thursday. Informal settlers and illegal structures are coming back to the idle properties of the North Luzon Railways Corp. (NorthRail) from Caloocan City to Clark Field, Pampanga, because of senior management’s decision to save a few millions in security costs. INQUIRER PHOTO / NIÑO JESUS ORBETA

Informal settlers and illegal structures are coming back to the idle properties of the North Luzon Railways Corp. (NorthRail) from Caloocan City to Clark Field, Pampanga, because of senior management’s decision to save a few millions in security costs.

Posted: July 21st, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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