Aquino's DAP speech: 'I don't believe I'm hearing this'
MANILA, Philippines – Filipino netizens took to Facebook and Twitter to react to President Benigno Aquino III's speech on Monday, July 14, that criticized the Supreme Court for ruling against his spending program.
"I don't believe I am hearing this," a netizen said. "Let's set aside egos and get this country moving," another said. It's about a President, someone added, "who thinks too highly of himself."
These reactions came after Aquino on Monday defended his controversial Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP), as the SC declared 3 schemes under the DAP as unconstitutional.
Aquino told the SC: "We do not want two equal branches of government to go head to head, needing a third branch to step in to intervene. We find it difficult to understand your decision." (READ: Understanding the SC ruling on DAP)
See social media posts about Aquino's speech below:
Earlier on Monday, two polling firms released Aquino's latest public satisfaction ratings – his lowest since he became president in 2010.
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