By Amando Doronila
President Aquino’s performance and trust ratings have plunged to their lowest levels since he took office in 2010 and the Supreme Court unanimously declared four acts and practices under the administration’s Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) unconstitutional.
By Peter Wallace
With the announcement of President Aquino that he is going to fight the Supreme Court decision on the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP), I think we must revisit this topic.
This is not the first time President Aquino has appealed directly to the people to pressure the courts, but he may not have it so easy now as in the past.
The P10-billion pork barrel scandal is just the tip of the iceberg. President Aquino has his own pork barrel which he and Budget Secretary Butch Abad created. The constitutionality of its existence is now being challenged before the Supreme Court, which has yet to decide on the issue.
Call it the Bong Revilla Salvation Show. That’s the barnstorming that the actor-senator from Cavite is conducting across his bailiwick—with full media coverage yet—in anticipation of an arrest order from the Sandiganbayan that may be issued any day now for him and his Senate colleagues, Juan Ponce Enrile and Jinggoy Estrada.