๐Ÿ“ฐ Loathsome pork barrel [Malaya]

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From Malaya:ย The good senator will definitely be encountering stiff resistance in his efforts not only from House members but also from some pork barrel-loving senators. He will need strong and moral support from President Rodrigo Roa Duterte aka Digong who is as determined as Lacson to stamp out corruption. Will Digong give it to him?ย 

Loathsome pork barrel

Crosshairs, by Rey O. Arcilla
September 25, 2018

Thanks must go to Senator Panfilo โ€œPingโ€ Lacson for his dogged and determined effort to flush out and expose some P55 billion in pork barrel funds in the proposed 2019 national budget pending before the House of Representatives (many call it the House of โ€œRepresentathievesโ€).

Lacson said he and his staff will also be looking at some P50 billion in pork in road projects with right of way issues.

The good senator will definitely be encountering stiff resistance in his efforts not only from House members but also from some pork barrel-loving senators. He will need strong and moral support from President Rodrigo Roa Duterte aka Digong who is as determined as Lacson to stamp out corruption. Will Digong give it to him?

Lest leaders of both houses of Congress (Senator Vicente Sotto III and Rep. Gloria Arroyo) forget, pork barrel has already been declared illegal by the Supreme Court.