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2 considerations support PDAF-DAP cases reopening

THERE is today so much talk about businesswoman Janet Lim Napoles ready to talk, possibly as a state witness, on the “pork barrel” funds released during the previous administration through the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) of Congress and the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) of Malacañang.

Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales has indicted two former Cebu congressmen for the alleged anomalous implementation of their Priority Development Assistance Funds (PDAF) totaling to P6 million in 2004.

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THE Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) was declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court in November, 2013, on the ground that it allowed legislators to intervene or participate in carrying out projects after these had been approved by Congress in the General Appropriation Act.

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HARDLY noticed in the welter of stories on more current events was the report last Friday that the Senate Blue Ribbon report on the misuse of the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF), the congressional pork barrel fund, had ended up in the Senate archives.

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