Before the start of the meeting the President announced his rejection of the resignation of Budget Secretary Florencio "Butch Abad amid the brewing controversy over the DAP.
Aquino's SONA is scheduled on July 28, 2014 at the House of Representatives' complex in Quezon City.
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DAP is Disbursement Acceleration Program PDAF Priority Development Assistance Fund.
President Aquino claims that DAP is legal and there is nothing wrong with it. But many would say that it is unconstitutional.
On July 14 President Aquino speak about his government’s controversial Disbursement Acceleration Program in a national broadcast. He says 'DAP is not a project—it is an efficient way of spending the budget; it follows the law and adheres to the mandate granted to the Executive Branch. We did this to properly allocate funds, and by so doing maximize the benefits that the people may receive.'
Do you think PDAF is a scam while DAP is not? Leave comment below.
Here 's a transcript of President Aquino's speech: