Tag: anti-pork

๐Ÿ“ฐ Editorial: Efforts continue to weed out โ€˜porkโ€™ from the natโ€™l budget [Manila Bulletin]

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From the Manila Bulletin:ย This year, Sen. Panfilo Lacson, who has never sought his share of the โ€œpork,โ€ charged that the current budget proposal of P3.7576 trillion includes about P51 billion inserted by lawmakers. He charged that one reason some legislators want the โ€œporkโ€ is they get commissions of 10 percent from the contractors who get to carry out the projects.ย  Continue reading “๐Ÿ“ฐ Editorial: Efforts continue to weed out โ€˜porkโ€™ from the natโ€™l budget [Manila Bulletin]”

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  Continue reading “๐Ÿ“ฐ Loathsome pork barrel [Malaya]”

๐Ÿ“ฐ Editorial: Quarrel over money [Malaya]

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From Malaya:ย Two leaders of the House of Representatives nearly came to blows during a heated debate over money and pork last Monday. This was how Sen. Panfilo Lacson, the indefatigable opponent of the pork barrel, described what happened in the lower chamber when the congressmen were discussing, or fighting over, the national budget measure.ย  Continue reading “๐Ÿ“ฐ Editorial: Quarrel over money [Malaya]”

#PingSays: Senators’ unity vs pork, ‘M-I-A’ mayors, Bato in politics | Sept. 19, 2018

In an interview, Sen. Lacson answers questions on:
– pork in the 2019 budget
– fate of ‘missing-in-action’ mayors in Ompong-hit areas
– Bato dela Rosa’s prospective entry into politics

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Interview on DZRH | Sept. 18, 2018

In an interview on DZRH, Sen. Lacson answered questions on:
– traces of pork in the 2019 budget
– vicious cycle of the pork barrel system
– ‘improvements’ in the DPWH’s procedures due to anti-pork efforts

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At a Glance: Questions Raised by Sen. Lacson in the DPWH Budget for 2019

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Tens of billions of pesos in Filipino taxpayers’ money may have been lost due to the implementation of road projects without first settling issues such as right-of-way and slope protection.

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At the Hearing on the Budget of the DPWH for 2019

At the Senate hearing on the budget of the DPWH for 2019, Sen. Lacson noted tens of billions of pesos in taxpayers’ money may have been wasted on road projects whose implementation was suspended due to right-of-way issues.

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Interview on DWIZ | Sept. 1, 2018

In an interview on DWIZ, Sen. Lacson answered questions on:
– theย Isulan bombing and Senate Bill 1956 (Anti-Terrorism Act of 2018)
– pork in the proposed 2019 national budget
– need for government to shift its attention to the economy
– President Duterte’s recent strong statements against possible abuses by China
– timetable of Senate relocation

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๐ŸŒ Road construction without right of way: How ‘pork’ is inserted in budget [ABS-CBN News]

From ABS-CBN News: Sen. Lacson said some lawmakers do not coordinate with their own local units for proposed projects, which is the normal process for budget allocations.ย  Continue reading “๐ŸŒ Road construction without right of way: How ‘pork’ is inserted in budget [ABS-CBN News]”

Interview on DZMM | Aug. 17, 2018

In an interview on DZMM, Sen. Lacson answered questions on:
– Possible pork in the 2019 budget
– SB 1898, transferring police recruits’ training to PNP

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