Amid controversies surrounding the Priority Development Assistance Fund and the Disbursement Acceleration Program, more Filipinos now disapprove of the Aquino administration’s efforts at fighting graft and corruption in the government, according to the latest survey by Pulse Asia.
By Tarra Quismundo
How could the “culprits” investigate the alleged crime properly? Petitioners who brought Malacañang’s Disbursement Acceleration Program before the Supreme Court slammed Thursday’s Senate hearing on the nullified presidential discretionary fund scheme, saying an independent team should be in charge of the investigation.
By Maila Ager
The Senate finance committee has rejected Budget Secretary Florencio “Butch” Abad’s request to testify on the controversial Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) after the President’s State of the Nation Address (Sona).
The mayors of Luzon on Wednesday pledged an all-out effort to “attain inclusive growth” in their localities in a Luzon Governance Declaration that extolled President Benigno Aquino’s administration for several initiatives that are now “transforming the local economic landscape.”
By Jerome Aning
Malacañang’s claims that President Benigno Aquino is empowered by Section 49 of the 1987 Administrative Code to use savings on priority activities that promote economic well-being have drawn criticism from the country’s foremost experts on constitutional law.