Palace: DAP is not additional pork

30 Sep

(UDPATED 5:09 p.m.) The Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) is not additional pork barrel for lawmakers, the Palace clarified Monday.

Presidential Spokesman Edwin Lacierda said the DAP comes from savings of all government agencies and was designed by the Budget Department to increase spending and spur economic growth.

“DAP is not a normal PDAF. Your meaning of DAP is not normal PDAF, it is not correct. We have regular releases of PDAF, it is found in the DBM website. And whether you voted for or against Corona, the senators who avail of their PDAFs, their PDAFs were released,” he said in a press biriefing.

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