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Heads must roll at Abad-led DBM after SC ruling on DAP – Jinggoy

By: - Reporter / @MAgerINQ
/ 03:11 PM July 01, 2014

Sen. Jinggoy Estrada INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines  –  Heads must roll and budget officials must be held accountable now that the Supreme Court declared the controversy tainted Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) unconstitutional, a detained senator said on Tuesday.

“Now that the highest court of the land said that the DAP mechanism is unconstitutional and illegal, heads must roll and budget officials must be held accountable,” Senator Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada said in a statement on Tuesday.

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Estrada has been detained after he was charged with plunder at the Sandiganbayan.

“On its face, DAP is unconstitutional. It really has no basis and it’s not even included and nowhere to be found in the General Appropriations Act,” he said.

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Estrada then thanked the Supreme Court “for respecting and upholding the Congress’ exclusive power of the purse.”

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