Monday, July 21, 2014

DAP, why is PNoy so obsessed with you?

Recent news are circulating about the President Aquino and the Supreme Court. On July 1, 2014, the Supreme Court declared the President's Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) funds as unconstitutional. What does this mean exactly? This just means that the Constitution or the Supreme Court (SC) of the Philippines do not think DAP is in accordance to the law. (Taken from Rappler) The SC believes that the DAP goes against the following executive acts:
  • The withdrawal of unobligated allotments from the implementing agencies and the declaration of the withdrawn unobligated allotments and unreleased appropriations as savings prior to the end of the fiscal year and without complying with the statutory definition of savings contained in the General Appropriations Act
  • Cross-border transfers of savings of the executive department to offices outside the executive department
  • Funding of projects, activities, programs not covered by appropriations in the General Appropriations Act 
On July 14, 2014 released a statement for the SC stating that the President wants a reconsideration of their ruling that the DAP is unconstitutional. And many thought the tone and direction of the President is very much like a direct attack to the SC. Which in many levels is a bad thing as the President should be harmonious to the Judiciary and Legislative. Many people agree too with the ruling of SC, thinking that the projects given by the President as "reasons" were too petty. A sample project that he mentioned was the relocation of the illegal settlers to safer ground. He said that it would be too "late" if we counted on the government's usual process of bidding. Personally as a taxpayer, I would like to see my precious contributions go to something more beneficial to the general public. Moving illegal settlers do not benefit anyone, nor is it long term, nor is it audited. The DAP should be used to accelerate "slow-moving” projects to high impact/urgency projects. And relocation is not one of them.

People all over the country kept on wondering why our dear President is so passionate about DAP. Is it because of the absolute power it gives him whether its to be used for good or bad? The ironic thing is that people now see him like a lawbreaker that his father used to "defy" (aka Marcos), with him fighting the SC for what he thinks is lawful and just. What do you think? Is Pnoy virtuous in his speech about the "right way"? Is he truly passionate about correcting the wrong parts in the Philippine system? Or is he just fighting his bit of PDAF? In a separate "accusation", Senator Jinggoy Estrada claims that he received a PHP50M bribe to vote against Corona. Its sick. This government is way too sick.

I pray for this country of ours. Too much noise. I pray that more "light" will be shed and may justice be served as right.


Leira Pagaspas said...

I think PNOY just needs to be accountable like where the money went and how much was spent.

papaleng said...

Let put this DAP issue in a proper perspective to see why our dear Pres. is pushing for the a SC decision reversal. The projects vision is good and acceptable enough. But the way it is presented is full of loopholes. May string attach kasi sa dulo.

sir rob said...

The intention was good enough, he is like a robinhood of the modern society but then it is only justifiable when it is put into good use and does not end in their own pockets.

Michi said...

This is never ending story of DAP, he keeps on defending that DAP is for a good cause.

Carol Ranas said...

DAP is still questionable. Pnoy's intentions about DAP is more questionable. How will he stand by his promise of "daang matuwid"?

ralph said...

let us just hope that the fund would really be in good use, forthe people to have confidence to it's government. Yahweh bless.

controversialcomments said...

It won't be long before everyone finds out why Pnoy is obssessed with dap