In a statement, Colmenares on Sunday slammed a House of Representatives subcommittee proposal that would 'enshrine' pork barrel
in the proposed federal Constitution.
There have been many Cha-chas in the previous administrations but this is the first Cha-cha that contains a Constitution with pork barrel
enshrined," the Bayan Muna chairman said in a statement sent to House reporters Sunday.
MANILA, Philippines There are no pork barrel
funds in the 2018 national budget in the sense that the Supreme Court (SC) had defined such appropriations, House Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariaas insisted yesterday.
The objectives of this program were to invest in local infrastructure to support an increase in affordable housing but instead Labor used the money to pork barrel
its own electorates.
The Philippine National Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Justice filed on Monday afternoon with the Office of the Ombudsman plunder and malversation of public funds charges against suspected pork barrel
scam queen Janet Lim-Napoles, 3 Philippine senators and five former congressmen.
But Pete Sepp, spokesman for the National Taxpayers Union, a group that is critical of pork barrel
spending, notes that when Clinton was President, the federal government had a surplus.
In November 2013, Budget Undersecretary Mario Relampagos and three of his staff, Marilou Dialino Bare, Rosario Salamida Nunez and Lalaine Narag Paule, were included in the list of lawmakers and individuals under investigation by the Office of the Ombudsman in connection with the alleged P10-billion pork barrel
There is another dimension to this unfolding scandal over the Sanofi vaccines that might tend to be underplayed: the outrageous fact that the drugs were distributed following the typical lines of the pork barrel
stressed this as critics pointed out that pork barrel
is not illegal but stealing is.
This early, political pundits in the Philippines are predicting that Janet Lim-Napoles, the alleged mastermind of the P10-billion pork barrel
scam, will join the Wheelchair Club of the Philippines.
Lawmakers today welcomed President Aquino's order for an immediate investigation on the alleged P10-billion pork barrel
scam to clear the names of the innocent and push for reforms the soonest possible time.