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PRESIDENT BENIGNO S. AQUINO III delivered his fifth and penultimate State of the Nation Address Monday amid moves to impeach him for his administration's controversial Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP), portions of which were declared...

MALACANANG on Friday renewed its commitment to ensure the passage of the long-delayed Freedom of Information (FOI) bill before the term of President Benigno S. Aquino III's term ends in 2016, claiming the final FOI version would have even more unique...

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...

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...