7 reasons why PNoy’s Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) is wrong

During his fifth State of the Nation Address, President BS Aquino appeared frustrated at having to keep defending his Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) to the Filipino people. At some point during his speech, he became flustered and tried to fight back his tears. A lot of those who witnessed him being emotional felt sorry for […]

PNoy’s speech should be shut down the minute he attacks the Supreme Court #SONA2014

What further use to Filipinos is a president who had all but painted himself into a corner? That is essentially the way Philippine President Benigno Simeon ‘BS’ Aquino III will come across to the public today when he delivers his State of the Nation Address (SONA) to joint sessions of Philippine Congress. Rather than see […]

Letting PNoy get away with the #DAP sets a precedent for future presidents to violate the law

Some members of the Philippine Senate have recently demonstrated how helpless the Filipino public is against the ruling oligarchy. The recently-held “question and answer” session about the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) turned into an opportunity for the senators allied with President Benigno Simeon “BS” Aquino to defend the administration’s unconstitutional use of public funds. No […]

Philippine society grew dumber while #DAP funds channeled to Congressmen’s pet ‘projects’

Public outrage is escalating to fever pitches over revelations that the administration of Philippine President Benigno Simeon ‘BS’ Aquino III (1) baldly refuses to recognise the ruling of the Philippine Supreme Court that the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) is unconstitutional, (2) refuses to release coherent details around the manner with which DAP funds were appropriated […]

Calls for people power to defend the #DAP against the Supreme Court are starting!

It feels like the mid-2000s again, when the “force” of the “people’s will” was being invoked to trump the outcomes of institutionally-governed procedure. The funny thing about the call to overrule institutional rule today is that those who are sounding off the “people power” siren are supporters of the incumbent Philippine President Benigno Simeon ‘BS’ […]

No to #DAP! Solid management and planning rather than shortcuts and excuses please

Given P-Noy’s “parking on a no-parking zone” analogy, I would rather he didn’t save the person in peril because it’s going to cost me (the taxpayer) 10 times more that it should to save that life. With the dismal track record of government in every respect of governance (most especially in the implementation—and highway robbery—of […]

Why was PNoy DESPERATE to accelerate disbursment of public funds from 2011-2012?

Indeed, it is too bad for the administration of Philippine President Benigno Simeon ‘BS’ Aquino III that their brainchild, the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP), has been deemed unconstitutional by the Philippine Supreme Court. The DAP was conceived following a disastrous economic result in 2011 when the Philippine economy grew by only a little bit more […]

PNoy and supporters get desperate in defending the DAP

Malacanang apologists were quiet for a while after the Supreme Court declared the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) unconstitutional. They were most likely too stumped to respond because for one, they could not get their heads around the technical details of the ruling and two; they were probably too shocked after the revelation that their idol, […]