DAP scam involved individuals should be punished, the incoming Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte ordered his incoming Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II an all out war against those who are involved in the culprits of Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) and scandals in Aquino administration , including the President Benigno Aquino III himself.
DAP Discussion with Karen Davila
During an interview with Karen Davila, Aguirre said: “We are going to investigate the DAP. If the evidence warrants, we will be filing cases. Duterte told me that charges should be filed no matter who gets hurt. There should be no selective justice.”
DAP was visualized as economic stimulus fund using the unused funds from agencies in order to address problem created by government. But sadly, instead of using the allocated funds for government projects in order to jump-start economy, the said funds were used in order to bribe senators to impeach the former Chief Justice Renato Corona, in order to sway lawmakers to vote for administration’s pet bills, and reward loyal government officials.
For the record the Philippine Budget Secretary Butch Abad released a total of Php144.38 billion in relation to allocation funds from the year 2011 to 2013. The Philippine Supreme Court found Abad’s pooling of country’s savings and re-aligning these to some projects not approved in budget and declared unconstitutional and was ordered to return their unused allocations.