‘Good faith’ was the farthest from the mind of BS Aquino when he came up with the #DAP!

On one hand, Aquino apologists like to distract public opinion away from the “legalese” surrounding the debate around the manner with which the President used the DAP in order to highlight the nebulous notion of ‘good faith’. But then there is another camp (albeit the more intellectually-diligent amongst them) that invoke aspects of the law […]

DAP is the result of Noynoy Aquino’s lack of planning, lack of foresight and lack of vision

Nobody knew about the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) outside of Philippine President Benigno Simeon “BS” Aquino’s inner circle. Not even the members of Congress and the Senate knew the program existed until the President was forced to defend giving additional P50 million each to the Senators who convicted former Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona […]

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 […]

According to PNoy: Supreme Court is wrong, #DAP is right

In essence, what Philippine President Benigno Simeon ‘BS’ Aquino III said in his address to the public today on the issue of the fiasco surrounding the now-illegal Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) consists of two key messages: (1) The DAP was used in good faith; and, (2) The Philippine Supreme Court was wrong to rule it […]

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 apologists desperate to discredit SC ruling that DAP is unconstitutional

Apologists of the now-criminalised Malacanang slush fund, the notorious Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) are regrouping and striking back. The arguments they present are two-phased: (1) Proposing that the Supreme Court may have been “wrong” in their ruling the DAP unconstitutional; and, (2) Citing a certain Chapter 5, Section 49 of the Administrative Code of 1987 […]

Budget Secretary Butch Abad’s loyal chief-of-staff Clare Amador defends her boss!

Since the release to the public of lists of government officials and members of Congress who’d allegedly had dealings with alleged pork barrel scam ringleader Janet Lim Napoles, the scramble to clear names and deny, deny, and deny has been pure madness. One of the more notable of the names mentioned in these lists is […]

Pork ‘realignment’: Ph Senators will continue to kiss Malacanang’s ass to get their pork

Members of Philippine Congress are proving yet again that they will not be divested of billions of pesos in “discretionary” funds without putting up a fight. The most recent sleight of hand is coming in the form of “realignments” of some senators’ Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) allocations. According to Neal Cruz in his Inquirer.net […]