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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...

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...

PRESIDENT BENIGNO S. AQUINO III lashed out at the Supreme Court Monday night by questioning the High Tribunal's ruling on his Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP), saying that if DAP is illegal, then the Court itself had been guilty of the same...

THE VARIOUS controversies facing his administration have triggered a significant drop in the approval and trust ratings of President Benigno S. Aquino III between March and June 2014, according to the latest Ulat ng Bayan national survey of the creditable...