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Malacanang lets Sec. Abad explain DAP issue

Budget Secretary Florencio ‘Butch’ Abad

Malacanang is leaving it all up with Budget Secretary Florencio Abad to explain all the funds that were released through the Disbursement Acceleration Program from 2011 to 2012.

This was the reaction of Presidential Spokesperson Undersecretary Abigail Valte amid the revelation of the United Nationalist Alliance that allegedly, more than 6.5 Billion pesos were distributed by Malacanang to lawmakers and Senators during the impeachment trial of ousted Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona.

According to Valte, Secretary Abad already explained regarding the said issue and that the Palace had nothing further to add.

Based on records of the Department of Budget and Management, there were funds released through DAP that were distributed in different government projects since 2011.

Meanwhile, Secretary Abad was quick to react on the opposition’s resurrecting the issue on DAP has been tampered with malice and politics already.

Abad added that this can create confusion to an ordinary “Juan” on the real meaning of DAP if they keep on associating it with the impeachment trial of Corona.

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