Supreme Court declared DAP unconstitutional

The Supreme Court on Tuesday declared some parts of Disbursement Allocation Program (DAP) unconstitutional.

“The court partially grants petition for certiorari and prohibition, declares some acts and practices under the DAP unconstitutional,” SC Spokesperson Atty. Theodore Te.

The High Court declared the following acts under the DAP unconstitutional:

  • The withdrawal of unobligated allotments from the implementing agencies
  • Cross border transfers of savings of the executive department to offices outside the executive department
  • Funding of projects, activities, programs not covered by appropriations in the General Appropriations Act

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SC voted unanimously.

“The issue on the legality of the DAP has already been elevated before the Supreme Court, and we will respect whatever decision of the high court may be,” Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said in early interview. “We are a government of laws and not of men. We have to respect and abide by the Supreme Court decision,” he added.

Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda said comment will be provided when the full text of decision is released.

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