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IF THE controversial Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) is meant to fund urgent, high-impact projects, why spend for such things as stem cell research instead of hospital beds? The question was raised by Senator Nancy Binay during the Senate...

ALL POST-MARCOS Presidents have made use of a mechanism similar to the controversial Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) that was declared partly unconstitutional by the Supreme Court, Budget Secretary Florencio Abad told a Senate committee on...

PRESIDENT BENIGNO S. AQUINO III himself personally approved all the 116 projects funded by the P144.38 billion in funds sourced from the controversial Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP), Budget Secretary Florencio Abad told a senate committee on...

IF MALACANANG is going to insist that its implementation of the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) is well intentioned, then it may as well remember what the road to hell is paved with, said Senator JV Ejercito during the Senate finance committee...

by Cong B. Corrales FROM ANGOLA to Angeles, from Malta to Malolos, from the Bahamas to Binondo, Filipinos from all over the world pitched in their support for the passage of the Freedom of Information (FOI) bill by signing an online petition urging...

A LITTLE MORE than two years ago, Palace officials gave birth to what they would later claim to be a new economic stimulus plan to boost economic growth. As is often the case in government, this plan was given a technical- and complex-sounding name...

by Julius D. Mariveles THE WORLD is already eating way beyond its means, yet those who produce the food barely have enough to eat. This dual layer of ironies was highlighted during the Responsible Business Forum on Food and Agriculture in Manila...