By Christian V. Esguerra
What is President Aquino up to in seeking a joint congressional resolution clarifying certain “definitions and ideas” in light of the Supreme Court’s decision against his Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP)?
By Gil C. Cabacungan
Hundreds of thousands of state workers were deprived of salary increases and modest bonuses when the Department of Budget and Management shifted their benefits to projects funded by the Disbursement Acceleration Program over the last three years.
Opposition lawmakers continued to throw brickbats at Malacañang’s controversial Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) although a local government leader in Muslim Mindanao came to its defense.
Below are excerpts from the Solicitor General’s motion for reconsideration in the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) case, whose filing was announced by President Aquino in a televised address to the nation on July 14.
By Raul C. Pangalangan; Publisher
We must rise above the din of partisan maneuvering and see that what rages today is not just a contest among political titans but a clash between two competing bases of legitimacy.