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10 myths destroyed by the People’s Initiative campaign

QUESTION EVERYTHING Mong Palatino Bulatlat.com 1. President Noynoy Aquino is sincere in abolishing the pork barrel system. PDAF (legislative pork) was abolished but the funds were embedded in the national budget. DAP (presidential pork) was discontinued but the unconstitutional principles that sustained it were maliciously inserted in the 2015 General Appropriations Bill. Aquino adopted and…

Falsehoods about the DAP and economic growth

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective Bulatlat.com When the Supreme Court ruled that essential provisions of and acts implementing the Disbursement Acceleration Program are unconstitutional, the Aquino government could have just accepted the decision and reiterate its claim that the DAP was done in good faith to save itself from being prosecuted for it. But the…

Dire implications of the DAP ruling on the Aquino government

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective Bulatlat.com The upcoming fifth and penultimate State of the Nation Address of Pres. Benigno Aquino III is shaping up to be the most turbulent in his administration. Just recently, the Supreme Court dealt a blow to the administration when it declared the Aquino government’s version of the pork barrel, the…

All set for Independence Day protests vs pork scam, suspected coverup

“Nothing is happening (with the corruption cases), and now they (Aquino administration) are being exposed as guilty, too. But why is it that when the guilty ones are his rivals, they say: ‘Go ahead, try their cases.’ But when it comes to his allies such as the Abads and Alcala, ‘Investigate first, don’t be hasty.’ This is not right.” — Juana Change and #Abolish Pork Movt