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‘Scrap DAP’

Former Senator Joker Arroyo called yesterday for the scrapping of the funds under the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) which Malacañang has allegedly used to “bribe” senator-judges during the impeachment trial of former Chief Justice Renato Corona.

Arroyo said all President Aquino has to do is to stop releases under the DAP program and proclaim the DAP window closed to put an end to the controversy.

“The solution. Simple. Just scrap the DAP,” Arroyo said in a statement. “It won’t need congressional action because it is not a creation of Congress. It has no father.”

“The DAP is the unfortunate progeny of a misadventure at the DBM. It should simply be abolished,” he stressed. (Hannah L. Torregoza)