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SONA 2014: A shaken regime

Friday, 1 August 2014 | Written by
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  All the previous issues that faced the Aquino presidency are like relentless jabs pounding its body, and the pork barrel and DAP are like powerful blows straight to the head of the regime.  Since his first State of the Nation Address (Sona) in 2010, President Aquino has seen the steady erosion of his legitimacy as the empty presidential slogans…Read More »

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FULL TEXT: State of the Nation Address of President Benigno S. Aquino III

Monday, 28 July 2014 | Written by
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 State of the Nation Address of His Excellency Benigno S. Aquino III President of the Philippines To the Congress of the Philippines [Delivered at the Session Hall of the House of Representatives, Batasang Pambansa Complex, Quezon City, on July 28, 2014] Bise Presidente Jejomar Binay; dating Pangulong Fidel Valdez Ramos; Senate President Franklin M. Drilon at mga miyembro ng Senado; Speaker Feliciano…Read More »

NEWSKUPOW LOGO JULY 24 2014 (CORRECTED)

NEWSKUPOW! A Bad Secretary Takes The Hot Seat

Thursday, 24 July 2014 | Written by
NEWSKUPOW LOGO JULY 24 2014 (CORRECTED)

By Ben Banares   BUDGET SECRETARY BUTCH ABAD at ibang cabinet secretaries sumalang na rin sa Senado para “linawin” ang mga isyu patungkol sa DAP.   Napanood n’yo ba itong palabas na ito? Nalinawan ba talaga kayo? ***** HALATANG PRAKTISADO ang mga dilawang senador sa kanilang “indirect” na pagtanggol sa DAP.   Di ba, Sen. Drilon? Di ba, Sen. Legarda?…Read More »

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[PCIJ] Framing DAP

Thursday, 24 July 2014 | Written by
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THE STORY of the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) has been debated using various frames. President Benigno S. Aquino III has offered the “right vs. wrong” frame, saying that “even our most vociferous critics grant that DAP has benefited our people.” He said he rejected the resignation of Budget Secretary Florencio ‘Butch’ Abad because to accept it was “to assign to…Read More »

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[PCIJ] The P144-B DAP Express: Results, impact? DBM, COA figures clash

Wednesday, 23 July 2014 | Written by
PCIJ. Part 3. DAP, Table 1, july 2014

By Malou Mangahas Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism  Last of Three Parts   IN ITS 2012 Annual Financial Report for National Government, the Commission on Audit (COA) said regular appropriation for programmed activities of the departments and agencies of the national government amounted to P868.92 billion. The amount includes P11.28 billion in SAGF (Special Account in the General Fund) for…Read More »

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[PCIJ] The P144-B DAP Express: Funds freed in a rush, projects yield slow results

Tuesday, 22 July 2014 | Written by
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        By Malou Mangahas, Karol Ilagan, and Rowena F. Caronan Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism  Second of Three Parts THE GOOD, the bad, and the dead combine, in terms of projects and activities, under the Aquino administration’s Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP), which is now wreaking havoc on relations between institutions, as well as between the government and…Read More »

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[PCIJ] The story of DAP

Monday, 21 July 2014 | Written by
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By Rowena F. Caronan and Karol Ilagan Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism IT TOOK a peeved senator, who was being accused of corruption, for the public to be inadvertently introduced to what is now known as DAP or the Disbursement Acceleration Program. Yet almost a year after Senator Jose ‘Jinggoy’ Ejercito Estrada – now in jail for alleged plunder –…Read More »

[PCIJ] The P144-B DAP Express: A maze of good, bad, open, opaque projects

Monday, 21 July 2014 | Written by

By Malou Mangahas Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism First of Three Parts “Good intentions are not good enough.” That, according to Public Works and Highways Secretary Rogelio ‘Babes’ Singson, is the lesson from the sorry episode that was the Disbursement Acceleration Program or DAP. The Supreme Court on July 1 voted 13-0 to declare DAP unconstitutional in part because of…Read More »

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DOH presents DAP-funded projects, slammed for stem cell research share

Sunday, 20 July 2014 | Written by
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Even the Department of Health (DOH) received P3.39-billion worth of funds from the controversial Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) from 2011 to 2012, which were used for the agency’s implementation of the programs of the Aquino government on universal health care (UHC).  An online report said that the enrolment of about two million indigent families under the health insurance coverage of the Philippine…Read More »

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No Laughing Matter: Gloria Was Better

Friday, 18 July 2014 | Written by
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Nation, yours truly shall not be mincing words with you today, because clearly, that is what our dear President thought he was doing when he announced his difference of opinion with the Supreme Court earlier this week. Yours truly hates to say that he told you so, but he told you so: former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo was far better and…Read More »

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