DAP: Who got how much money

by RG Cruz, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jul 05 2014 02:19 AM | Updated as of Jul 05 2014 10:19 AM

MANILA - President Benigno Aquino's unconstitutional P140.8-billion Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) ran from 2011 to 2013.

The DAP was meant to be an economic stimulus mechanism that allows government to withdraw funds from unimplemented projects midyear and realign the money to other projects.

During its life span, DAP funded projects in many government offices, including government's investigative, security, and social services arms.

For example, the Commission on Audit (COA), which audits governments funds including the DAP, received P144 million for an IT infrastructure program and the hiring of additional litigation experts in an October 12, 2011 memo signed by Aquino himself.

The Justice Department got P11 million for the operating requirements of 50 investigation agents and 15 state attorneys in the same October 12, 2011 memo.

The House of Representatives got P250 million for its new library in a June 25, 2012 memo.

In an October 12, 2011 memo, lawmakers got P6.5 billion in DAP funds for augmentation Priority Development Assistance Funds.

The DILG, under Secretary Mar Roxas , got P250 milllion in performance challenge funds under the same October 12, 2011 memo.

In a December 12, 2011, the agency got P43 million for special capacity building project for people's and non-government organizations.

The PNP got P115 million in additional funds in that same memo. In a September 4, 2012 memo, the DILG got P100 million for the transfer of the DILG office to a new Napolcom building, P128.21 million for the construction of 20 new police stations, P20 million for the construction of a high profile jail facility and P27.47 million for the replacement of 34 dilapidated units and 4 motorcycles of the DILG-NPC.

In a December 19, 2012 memo, the DILG got P253 million for the local governance performance management program.

In a May 20, 2013 memo, P1.87 billion went to the PNP for the hiring of personnel, P2 billion for the PNP modernization program.

In a September 25, 2013 memo, P52 million went to the DILG for debris management after Typhoon Pablo.

The LGU support fund was at P6.5 billion while development assistance to the province of Quezon was at P750 million also in the October 12, 2011 memo.

In a December 12, 2011 memo, local government units (LGUs) got P1.8 billion. In a june 25, 2012 memo, LGUs got P8.295 billion.

In a december 29, 2012 memo, P2.79 billion was earmarked for LGUs. In a May 20, 2013 memo, P4.6 billion went to LGUs as well.

The National Housing Authority (NHA), under Vice-President Jejomar Binay, got P11 billion in the same October 12, 2011 memo for various housing projects.

In a September 25, 2013 memo, over P4 billion went to the NHA for new sites for totally damaged structures from Typhoon Pablo.

The Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) got P1.8 billion for the peace process in the same October 12, 2011 memo.
In a December 29, 2012 memo, P745 million also went to Pamana funds.

The Department of Agriculture (DA) also got P2.9 billion under the same October 12, 2011 memo for various projects. In a December 12, 2011 memo, the DA got P450 for the Jalaur River Multipurpose Project. In a June 25, 2012 memo, the agency got P1 billion in credit facilities.

In a December 29, 2012 memo, P121 million went to the National Food Authority (NFA) for mechanical dryers. In a September 25, 2013 memo, P353 million went to the DA for various activities.

The Department of National Defense got P30 million for the Air Force for on-base housing and procurement of 11 equipment. In a December 29, 2012 memo, P307.5 million was earmarked for the Air Force for underfunded requirements.

In a May 20, 2013 memo, the Department of Social Welfare and Development got P209 million for the pilot testing of enhanced provincial LGU and P95 million for the KALAHI CIDSS Millennium Challenge Corporation grant.

In a September 25, 2013 memo, the DSWD got P211 million for skills training and capital.

Other DAP funded projects were in infrastructure, transportation, tourism and disaster prevention, preparation and rehabilitation.

The full list of all the DAP funded projects are uploaded here.

As can be seen from the documents, President Aquino signed the memos that authorized the implementation of DAP-funded projects, save for a few that were the subject of accompanying marginal notes.



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