Pres. Aquino’s family got money from DAP

Jul 20, 2014 No Comments by

The family of Pres. Benigno Simeon Aquino III is among the main beneficiaries of the constitutionally-infirmed Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) even before their clan-owned Hacienda Luisita is yet to be distributed to farmer beneficiaries, Bayan Muna Reps. Neri Colmenares and Carlos Zarate said on the eve of endorsing an impeachment complaint to be filed by concerned individuals and members of several people’s organizations.

Rep. Colmenares said DAR admitted that in October 2011, a Notice of Cash Allocation in the amount of PhP7.932 billion, corresponding to appropriations in the General Appropriations Act of both 2010 and 2011, was released to the Landbank.

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Pres. Aquino does not need emergency powers to address power crisis

Jul 19, 2014 No Comments

Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares today thumb downed the suggestion to grant emergency powers to Pres. Aquino to address the power crisis in the country. Mindanao still experience 8-12 hour brownouts while Luzon has a very thin power reserve and is now experiencing 3 hour rotating brown outs. “It is very dangerous to grant emergency […]

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Bayan Muna calls on dbm to divulge complete dap list

Jul 17, 2014 No Comments

Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares today countered Malacanang’s assertion that DAP was good for the economy and the people in light of Malacanang’s refusal to account for where the DAP funds were spent. “How can Malacanang claim that DAP is good when they could not even account for it until now? Paano makatulong sa ekonomiya […]

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On Pres.Aquino’s latest DAP defense:

Jul 14, 2014 No Comments

Bayan Muna Rep.Neri Colmenares today said that Pres. Aquino’s Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) defense is a declaration of war with the Supreme Court. Pres.Aquino wasted the opportunity to divulge all the details of the DAP and wasted the time of the people.

“His use of Section 39 of the 1987 Administration Code is not even right because the section pertains to savings. The Supreme Court said that DAP was not savings therefore Section 39 does not apply. Also a mere administration code cannot trump the Constitution,” said Rep. Colmenares.

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On plunge of Pres. Aquino’ ratings:

Jul 14, 2014 No Comments

Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares said that this is because of two factors; 1.the rise in the prices of basic commodities like rice, garlic, meat, oil and electricity. 2.the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) issue. As can be seen he failed miserably on both issues because of the increasing poverty and corruption in the country. He […]

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