DPWH to build P1.73-B water supply projects in 30 tourism areas: Singson

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Aimed at further boosting the country’s tourism industry, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) will commence this year the implementation of Tourism Water Supply Infrastructure Program (TWSIP)to provide potable water supply to 30 waterless tourism...

Gov’t workers fear DAP sourced from personnel benefits

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A group advocating government workers’ rights has urged the Commission on Audit (COA) to look into the sources of the funds used for the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) amid fears this could have been pooled from personnel benefit funds. Confederation...

Speaker to name solons who got DAP

MANILA (Mabuhay) – House Speaker Sonny Belmonte will release the names of congressmen who received projects funded from the unconstitutional disbursement acceleration program. Belmonte said he is aware that many members of the House have projects funded by the DAP. He said he is...

COA exec: No direct proof Revilla got money from Napoles

MANILA, (Mabuhay) – A Commission on Audit official on Thursday admitted not seeing documents to show that Senator Ramon Bong Revilla Jr and his staff directly received kickbacks from Janet Lim-Napoles, but maintained the senator’s actions endorsing NGOs were “irregular.” “No, we...

Lung Center defends DAP-funded stem cell program

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Lung Center of the Philippines (LCP) defended the P70 million it received as funding from the Disbursement Acceleration Program for a stem cell research project. LCP Executive Director Jose Luis J. Danguilan admitted receiving P105 million in total...

Docs question stem cell research in DAP

MANILA, July 15 (Mabuhay) – Members of the Philippine College of Physicians (PCP) said the priorities of the government when it comes to funding projects under the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) seem to be misplaced. In a press conference at Anabel’s in Quezon City, PCP...

Colmenares: I didn’t know I got DAP funds

MANILA Mabuhay) – Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares on Thursday said the Palace is trying to deflect some of the heat from the controversial Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) by linking him to the issue. Colmenares, a vocal critic of the DAP funds, confirmed an Inquirer...

Osmeña: Nothing unusual with senators’ receipt of DAP

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senator Sergio Osmeña III on Wednesday became the latest senator to defend their receipt of funds from the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) following the ouster of former Chief Justice Renato Corona in 2012. Osmeña, an administration ally, said there was...

Drilon urges gov’t to raise pay for civil servants

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senate President Franklin M. Drilon today called on the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) to take immediate steps in conducting a pay review for all government employees including policemen and soldiers, in time for the enactment of the 2015 national...

PDEA adjudged as DBM’s best performing agency for 2013

MANILA,  (Mabuhay) — The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) was adjudged as the Department of Budget and Management (DBM)’s best performing agency under the operations group for 2013. PDEA Director General Arturo G. Cacdac, Jr. said alongside the recognition, PDEA is...