Aquino showcases DAP benefits

MANILA — President Benigno Aquino III recited before members of Congress on Monday the benefits of the controversial Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP).

Aquino said in his State of the Nation Address (Sona) that the DAP infused P1.6 billion for the training-for-work scholarship program of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda), which benefited 223,615 individuals. Of this number, 66 percent representing 146,731 graduates landed jobs. Read more