High Court rules DAP ‘partially’ unconstitutional


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The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday, July 1, declared parts of the administration’s Disbursement Allocation Program partially unconstitutional. Voting 13-0-1, the justices specified the following to be unconstitutional: the withdrawal of unobligated allotments from implementing agencies; cross-border transfers of savings from the executive department to offices beyond the executive department; and the funding of projects, activities, and programs not covered by appropriations in the General Appropriations Act. Critics of the program however criticized the SC decision which, it said, falls short of holding the administration officials behind DAP accountable for implementing an illegal program.

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