Abad: Executive must risk appeal of DAP ruling


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Abad: Executive must risk appeal of DAP ruling

A day after the President’s address to the nation on Monday, July 14, Budget Secretary Butch Abad said the Executive has to appeal the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Disbursement Acceleration Program because of its “very serious consequences.” Faced with a unanimous decision by the Court, the Executive will still push for a Motion for Reconsideration because, according to Abad, “We know the day-to-day details of running the government. We interpret the laws and they may not be aware of the nook and crannies of public administration.” Also taking the cudgels for the administration, Justice Secretary Leila de Lima warned about the “chilling effect” of the High Court’s decision.

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