Abad resignation 'ceremonial' - JV
MANILA - Senator Joseph Victor "JV" Ejercito today scored Budget Secretary Butch Abad's resignation as ceremonial as it was not irrevocable.
"Nagpapapigil lang," he said of Abad's move.
Secretary Abad submitted his resignation amid mounting calls for his resignation over the P124 billion Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP), which the Supreme Court recently declared unconstitutional.
President Aquino, however, rejected Abad's resignation, saying the DAP benefited the people.
Ejercito denounced the Aquino administration's logic of good faith in creating the illegal DAP fund.
"Whatever happened to Daang Matuwid? Is a violation of the highest law of the land acceptable now as long as it was done in good faith? Pwede na palang gumawa ng mali basta't ito ay makakatulong sa bayan?" the senator said.
Ejercito challenged Abad that instead of employing political maneuvers, he should release to the public the full list of DAP recipients and its sources.