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The Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) is a stimulus package under the Aquino administration designed to fast-track public spending and push economic growth. This covers high-impact budgetary programs and projects which will be augmented out of the savings generated during the year and additional revenue sources. The DAP was approved by the President on October 12, 2011, upon the recommendation of the Development Budget Coordination Committee (DBCC) and the Cabinet Clusters.

The DAP was conceptualized in September 2011 and introduced in October 2011, in the context of the prevailing underspending in government disbursements for the first eight months of 2011 that dampened the country’s economic growth. Such government intervention was needed because key programs and projects, most notably public infrastructure, were moving slowly. The need to accelerate public spending was also brought about by the global economic situation as well as the financial toll of calamities in that year. While the economy has generally improved in 2012 and 2013, the use of DAP was continued to sustain the pace of public spending as well as economic expansion.

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Televised Address of President Benigno S. Aquino III, October 30, 2013 (English)

Let me make it clear: The Disbursement Allocation Program is not pork barrel. Of the DAP releases in 2011 and 2012, only nine percent was disbursed for projects suggested by legislators. The DAP is not theft. Theft is illegal. Spending through DAP is clearly allowed by the Constitution and by other laws.


Pambansang Pahayag ni Pangulong Aquino noong ika-30 ng Oktubre 2013

Linawin na rin po natin: Hindi pork barrel ang Disbursement Acceleration Program. Sa kabuuang DAP releases noong 2011 at 2012, siyam na porsyento po nito ang ginugol sa mga proyektong iminungkahi ng mambabatas. Hindi rin po pagnanakaw ang DAP. Ang pagnanakaw, ilegal; ang paggastos gamit ang DAP, malinaw na nakasaad sa Konstitusyon at sa iba pang mga batas.


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Q&A on the Disbursement Acceleration Program

The Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) is a stimulus package under the Aquino administration designed to fast-track public spending and push economic growth.


Constitutional and legal bases for the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP)

The Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) is a stimulus package under the Aquino administration designed to fast-track public spending and push economic growth. This covers high-impact budgetary programs and projects which will be augmented out of the savings generated during the year and additional revenue sources.


DOE clears DAP issue

In light of the issues concerning the nation’s coffers, the Department of Energy (DOE) upholds the legitimacy of the government’s Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP), as it aims to fast-track the implementation of high impact projects to further the country’s economic growth.


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Amid the controversy on the distribution and utilization of funds under the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP), the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said today it received in 2011 additional allotment of P1.97 billion from DAP for the implementation of various social services in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM).


Statement: The COA Chairperson on the Disbursement Acceleration Program

n response to the letter request of Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago, I am now looking into the releases under the DAP (Disbursement Acceleration Program) to legislators, and the projects for which their DAP allocations were spent.


Sec. Abad: DAP used to buoy spending, not to buy votes

Responding to allegations that the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) was used as an incentive for Senators to impeach and convict then-Chief Justice Renato Corona, Secretary of Budget and Management Florencio “Butch” Abad today stressed that DAP was used to ramp up government expenditures in the wake of sluggish spending, adding that the fund was not tapped by the Aquino administration for “bribes” to lawmakers for the ouster of the Chief Justice in 2012.


Sec. Abad: P47M released to Sen. Joker charged against DAP

Secretary of Budget and Management Florencio “Butch” Abad today clarified that the P47 million released to projects endorsed by Sen. Joker Arroyo’s in February this year were not amendments made to the 2013 General Appropriations Act (GAA), but was instead charged against the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP), as the Department of Budget and Management earlier reported.


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