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Lawmakers slam DAR over delayed salary of gov’t employees

ACT Teachers Representative Antonio Tinio. PHOTO from congress.gov.ph

Militant lawmakers blasted the Aquino administration, on Sunday, for having billions of pesos for “hacienderos,” but no money for the salaries of 9,000 Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) employees.

Posted: July 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Cabinet goes all out for DAP

ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN  Budget Secretary Florencio Abad, flanked by Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima (left) and Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Arsenio Balisacan (right), defends the Disbursement Acceleration Program, which the Supreme Court declared unconstitutional, at the Senate finance committee hearing on Thursday. Behind them are other Cabinet members in the VIP gallery.  RICHARD A. REYES

With a little help from Senate President Franklin Drilon and other administration senators, Cabinet officials on Thursday tried to convince the Senate finance committee that President Aquino was not “ill-advised” on the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) and that the economic stimulus plan that the Supreme Court had struck down had a legal basis.

Posted: July 25th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

P500M in DAP funds went to Iloilo multi-purpose dam in Iloilo – DBM


Close to P500 million in funds from the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) went to a controversial megadam project in Iloilo, according to a list of projects released by the Department of Budget and Management.

Posted: July 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Abad may reveal DAP list at Senate Thursday – Palace

Budget Secretary Florencio Abad.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO / GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE

Malacañang on Tuesday said Budget Secretary Florencio “Butch” Abad may submit the detailed list on the projects funded by the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) to the Senate this week.

Posted: July 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

PNP got DAP funds too


The Philippine National Police (PNP) confirmed on Monday that it received P3.24-billion worth in the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) funds, but maintained that it was aware at first that the money came from the controversial economic stimulus program.

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