“Kapag sinabing magso-sorry ka, may ginawa kang kasalanan. Wala po kaming ginawang kasalanan hinggil dito,” Presidential Communications Operations Office head Herminio Coloma Jr. said in a televised press briefing today.
This is after the Supreme Court declared Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) as unconstitutional.
On Wednesday, Supreme Court said authors, proponents and implementors of DAP can be held liable if proven that they did not act in good faith.
“We believe we have been abiding by and complying with such lawful processes,” Coloma said. “It is best that we allow the lawful and legal processes to take place and we are prepared to abide by all those processes.”
“We have always believed that the President has served with integrity and faithfulness, and the Filipino people know that very well,” Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda said.
“Again, our position is that we have used the funds for its intended purpose of accelerating projects. Projects like building school buildings, providing Doppler radar to the benefit of the Filipino people,” Lacierda said. “We cannot step back and say we regret doing those things that benefited the people.”