By SATUR OCAMPO After President Duterte signed this week the P3.767-trillion 2018 national budget passed by his “supermajority” in the 17th Congress, the pork barrel funds purposely hidden within it – funds that the Supreme Court, in 2013, declared as unconstitutional — have become a public issue again. And it’s not only the devious undermining…
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By DEE AYROSO
“Ignorance of the law, feigned or otherwise, is not an excuse.”
Ni XEUS DELA CRUZ FOJA Nakakataba ng puso Ang pangako Ni candidate Duterte: “I will abolish corruption in government.” Sabay hiyawan ang 16 million ka-DDS. Taas-kamao. Hashtag ChangeisComing. After 6 months, “Iba si Candidate Duterte Kay President Duterte.” What’s Diokno cooking in Duterte’s Kitchen? Ibang timpla Parehong-pareho ang lasa. Kumalam ang sikmura ng mga representative…
We should support Taguiwalo for this positive step towards eliminating secret pork barrel allocations – Gabriela Rep. Brosas
“There are numerous and sharp increases in the proposed budget for items which are clearly geared for electioneering and pork.”
“Let’s hope that there would at least be one good news this Christmas – that the SC decision (against DAP) will remain, that DAP would be junked once and for all.” – Renato Reyes, Bayan
“Since last year when the Napoles pork barrel scam was exposed, our people have consistently and repeatedly shown, through protest actions, opinion surveys, social media and the ongoing people’s initiative process, their vehement opposition to any and all forms of pork barrel, whether congressional or presidential.”
By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective Now it’s the turn of Senate President Franklin Drilon to be investigated for the alleged overpricing of government projects, especially the Iloilo Convention Center. It could be remembered that it was Kabataan Party-list Rep. Terry Ridon who first brought to the public’s attention the alleged overpricing of the Iloilo Convention…
Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares summarizes what is wrong with the approved 2015 budget with the acronym PPP: wrong Policies, wrong Priorities, and huge Pork barrel.
A whopping 68 percent of the Agriculture department’s budget for Yolanda victims were still unreleased, even as the Yolanda-affected areas remain largely unassisted.