Tag: pork barrel

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

Quotes from the interview…ย  Continue reading “Interview on DZMM | Aug. 17, 2018”

๐Ÿ“ฐ Ping: Pork runs into hundreds of billions [Inquirer]

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From the Inquirer:ย โ€œIf you think pork has left, no it hasnโ€™t left,โ€ย said the senator, who renounced pork years ago. Continue reading “๐Ÿ“ฐ Ping: Pork runs into hundreds of billions [Inquirer]”

On the 2019 national budget standoff

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On attempts to sugarcoat pork in the House

Related: Guarding against pork in the 2019 budget

๐Ÿ“ฐ Back to โ€˜happy pork barrel daysโ€™ if proposed P3.757-T GAA not checked โ€” Lacson [Manila Bulletin]

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From the Manila Bulletin:ย โ€˜โ€™If not checked, we will be back to the happy โ€˜pork barrelโ€™ days of legislators in spite of the Supreme Court ruling outlawing the same,โ€™โ€™ Lacson said.ย  Continue reading “๐Ÿ“ฐ Back to โ€˜happy pork barrel daysโ€™ if proposed P3.757-T GAA not checked โ€” Lacson [Manila Bulletin]”

Guarding Against ‘Pork’ in the 2019 Budget

With the policy statement issued by Speaker Arroyo concerning all the congressmen’s earmarks for their respective districts, expect a massive mangling of the National Expenditure Program (NEP).

If not checked, we will be back to the happy ‘pork barrel’ days of legislators in spite of the Supreme Court ruling outlawing the same.

Worse, all the planning involved in the preparation of the national budget will be rendered inutile to the detriment of the medium development plan of the national government, as well as the local development plans submitted by the local government units (LGUs).

I hope some like-minded colleagues in the Senate will also work overtime, as I am determined to do, in scrutinizing the House version of the appropriations bill to expose and slice whatever โ€œporkโ€ there is in whatever form and no matter how deeply hidden, with the end in view of preventing the return of this malevolent practice now declared unconstitutional with finality by the Supreme Court.

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On possible pork for House members

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Related:ย Arroyo assures: No zero budget for any solon under my watch (ABS-CBN News)