DBM also gave DAP funds to MNLF, CPLA – Syjuco
MANILA, Philippines–Aside from the senators, former Iloilo Representative Augusto “Boboy” Syjuco said the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) also allocated portions of the funds under the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) to the Moro National Liberation Front and the Cordillera People’s Liberation Army.
Syjuco, in his petition to the Supreme Court, said “DBM made specific allocations from DAP in favor of Cordillera People’s Liberation Army amounting to P1.5 billion, another allocation amounting to P1.8 billion was given to the Moro National Liberation Front and another P700 million for assistance to Quezon Province.”
He said such allocations were against the law because they were not included in the General Appropriations Act (GAA), which was previously authorized by Congress.
“For the implementation of DAP, the [Executive] violated unlawfully appropriated and released funds to an item or project which is not included in the general appropriations law or sanctioned by Congress,” Syjuco said in his petition to the Supreme Court.
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