LOOK: List of politicians who became top beneficiaries of unconstitutional DAP

Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) of the Aquino administration went controversial after critics said that most of the politicians who benefitted with the program were Aquino administration allies and members of the ruling Liberal Party.

Former President Benigno Aquino even faced charges over DAP after his immunity ended when the new administration entered.

Former budget secretary Florencio Abad was also found liable by the Ombudsman in the supposed illegal implementation of DAP.

Department of Budget and Management (DBM) data showed the list of the biggest beneficiaries of the unconstitutional DAP from 2011 to 2013.

Lower House (Congress)

  1. Former Cavite representative and Transportation secretary Joseph A. Abaya – P408 million
  2. Former house speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. – P297.5 million
  3. former house majority leader and Mandaluyong Rep. Neptali Gonzales II – P263 million
  4. former Cavite Rep. Ayong Maliksi – P217.8 million
  5. Florencio “Bem” Noel of An-Waray – P179.5 million
  6. Rep. Henedina Abad of Batanes – P176.6 million
  7. former Rep. Edgar San Luis of Laguna – P160.2 million
  8. former Rep. Tomas Osmeña of Cebu – P124.1 million
  9. former Rep. Lorenzo Tañada III of Quezon – P120 million
  10. Rep. Nelson Collantes of Batangas – P110 million

Upper House (Senate)

  1. Teofisto Guingona III – LP, P360 million
  2. Senator Francis Pangilinan LP, P310 million
  3. Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III Laban, P258 million
  4. Sen. Loren Legarda Nationalist People’s Coalition, P250 million
  5. former Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino, P249 million
  6. Sen. Gregorio “Gringo” Honasan United Nationalist Alliance, P238 million
  7. Sen. Francis Escudero Independent, P235.5 million
  8. Sen. Ralph Recto LP – P233.1 million
  9. Sen. Vicente Sotto III – Nationalist People’s Coalition, P214 million
  10. Senate President Franklin Drilon  -LP P197 million

Senator Nancy Binay also revealed that senator Trillanes received P245 million DAP funds on 2011.

Several senators also revealed that the DAP funds were used to influence the impeachment of former Chief Justice Renato Corona in 2012.

Former Manila City Councilor Greco Belgica also wanted to impeach Ombusman Conchia Carpio Morales after the latter cleared former President Aquino on the controversial P72-B DAP.

Source: http://www.businessmirror.com.ph/top-beneficiaries-of-dap-largesse-are-aquino-lp-partymates-allies/

 

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