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SC order prompts fund release via DAP, says DAR exec

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A final ruling by the Supreme Court ordering Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP) in 2011 to pay P1.38 billion as just compensation and interest for fruit farms in Tagum City prompted a request for the release of P7.9 billion that Congress had approved, a Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) official said on Tuesday.

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

Roxas asked for detailed accounting of how PNP spent P3.2B in DAP funds

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The Coalition of Filipino Consumers on Wednesday demanded that Interior Secretary Mar Roxas explain how the Philippine National Police spent the P3.2 billion it had received from the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP), which the Supreme Court has struck down.

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

You ain’t seen nothing yet: Aquino on SC case again

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President Benigno S. Aquino III delivers his speech during the commemoration of the 150th Birth Anniversary of Apolinario Mabini at the Apolinario Mabini Shrine in Barangay Talaga, Tanauan City, Batangas on Wednesday (July 23, 2014).   Ryan Lim / Malacañang Photo Bureau

He ain’t done yet. Showing no worry over violating the sub judice rule, President Aquino on Wednesday used the 150th birth anniversary celebration of Apolinario Mabini, one of the Philippine Revolution’s most brilliant lawyers, to turn the tables on the Supreme Court, which had declared his Disbursement Acceleration Program unconstitutional.

Posted: July 24th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

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 »

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 »

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