Ex-Manila dad files supporting proof to DAP anomaly
A coalition of anti-pork barrel groups led by former Manila councilor Greco Belgica on Thursday submitted additional evidence on the alleged anomalies in the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) involving officials of the previous administration.
Belgica said the new pieces of evidence would prove that there was a conspiracy between the executive and legislative departments.
Among the documents submitted to the Department of Justice (DOJ) includes a memorandum on DAP signed by then Budget Secretary Florencio Abad and an official transcript of Senate committee on finance hearing, both dated Oct. 12, 2011.
“These documents would prove the magic of DAP, that in one day [Oct. 12, 2011] DAP was presented to the Senate, signed by PNoy (Aquino) and printed out in the official gazette and DBM website,” Belgica, who was recently appointed commissioner of Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission, told reporters.
“This is a clear conspiracy of Aquino, Abad, (former Interior Secretary Mar) Roxas, (former Transportation Secretary Joseph Emilio),” Belgica said.
Also part of the documents Belgica submitted included the budget of the Department of Public Works and Highways for 2010 and 2011; DAP presentation of Abad dated July 24, 2014 before the Senate; and DAP slide presentation before the Senate on July 24, 2014.
He lamented how the anomalies in the previous administration are being muddled by some quarters by way of fabricating allegations against Special Assistant to the President Bong Go over the alleged anomalous purchase of two frigates for the Philippine Navy.
“The investigation being prepared by the Senate on the allegation against Sec. Bong Go is nothing but character assassination and a cover up for their own crimes. To destroy Sec. Bong Go is to destroy President Duterte,” Belgica claimed.
Belgica already submitted documents on DAP last September 2017 and formally asked the DOJ to conduct a fact-finding investigation. /jpv
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