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. Continue reading “🌐 Road construction without right of way: How ‘pork’ is inserted in budget [ABS-CBN News]”
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… Continue reading “Interview on DZMM | Aug. 17, 2018”
From the Inquirer: “If you think pork has left, no it hasn’t left,” said the senator, who renounced pork years ago. Continue reading “📰 Ping: Pork runs into hundreds of billions [Inquirer]”
From the Manila Bulletin: ‘’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,’’ Lacson said. Continue reading “📰 Back to ‘happy pork barrel days’ if proposed P3.757-T GAA not checked — Lacson [Manila Bulletin]”
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 “pork” 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.