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📰 Pork barrel now 14 times larger than when outlawed [Philippine Star]

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From Jarius Bondoc’s column in The Philippine Star: Worth recalling, when the SC banned pork barrels in Dec. 2013, the slabs were P200 million each for 24 senators and P70 million each for 255 congressmen – P22.65 billion. Today, five years later, pork is 14 times larger.

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📰 Intelligence isn’t investigation [Philippine Star]

From Jarius Bondoc’s column in The Philippine Star: “Dumb and cruel,” (Sen. Lacson) calls the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency’s disclosure of 207 barangay men allegedly using or pushing narcotics.  Continue reading “📰 Intelligence isn’t investigation [Philippine Star]”

📰 What melts Ping Lacson’s heart? [Philippine Star]

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From the Philippine Star: Former senator and police chief Panfilo “Ping” Lacson says his toughest job ever was also the one that easily melted his heart — that of being Rehabilitation Czar of areas hit by “Yolanda,” the strongest typhoon in recorded history.  Continue reading “📰 What melts Ping Lacson’s heart? [Philippine Star]”