By Nikko Dizon
, TJ Burgonio
Malacañang on Saturday said it was far from done clarifying the outlawed Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP), in reaction to a statement by opposition Sen. Nancy Binay that Budget Secretary Butch Abad still had a lot of explaining to do.
By TJ Burgonio
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.
By Leila B. Salaverria
Since the preventive suspension of senators facing plunder or graft charges is not considered a penalty, the Senate has to comply with the Sandiganbayan anti-graft court’s directive to implement the 90-day suspension of its members once the ruling becomes final, two senators said on Wednesday.
By Christian V. Esguerra and Leila B. Salaverria
A day after asking senators to account for funds they had received from the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP), Malacañang rejected calls on Tuesday that it release its own list of 116 projects funded by the facility, which the Supreme Court last week declared unconstitutional.
By Christian V. Esguerra
, Jerome Aning
Smarting from the Supreme Court’s adverse ruling last week, Malacañang now wants senators to disclose where the enormous funds they had received from its purported economic stimulus package had gone to.