Around 1p.m. today, the Supreme Court (SC) unanimously declared the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) as unconstitutional. This decision of the high tribunal affirms that Pres. Benigno S. Aquino III is the Pork Barrel King.
“The verdict of the SC on the constitutionality of DAP can be used to filed charges against Aquino and his political allies for impeachment on the grounds of culpable violation of the constitution and betrayal of public trust,” said Marc Lino Abila, National President of the College Editors Guild of the Philippines (CEGP).
“Malversation of public funds is never justified whether they were used in good faith. Using public funds for political and personal gains is corruption and those who are involved in such should be prosecuted, whether you’re with the administration or not,” Abila added.
With this, Abila called on the campus press and the Filipino further expose the misuse of pork barrel by Aquino and his allies.
“It is high time that the Filipino youth to mobilize the broad masses, abolish the pork system, and prosecute all those who are involved in the ill use of public funds,” Abila concluded.###