Bilang nangunguna sa kampanya laban sa katiwalian at pork barrel sa pambansang gastusin, isiniwalat ni Lacson na malaki ang maitutulong kung sasamahan siya ng publiko sa pagsuri sa mga pondong inilalaan sa mga proyekto.
“This is taxpayers’ money we are talking about. We should not allow a greedy few to lay their grubby hands on it, to put it mildly,” mariing paalala ni Lacson sa publiko.
As he prepares to engage in yet another protracted game of “hide-and-seek” against pork in the 2020 national budget, Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson is enlisting the help of the public – especially fellow taxpayers – in exposing such dubious insertions and useless appropriations.
Lacson, an untiring watchdog of the national budget and avowed enemy of the pork barrel system, said any forensic or technical help from outside Congress would greatly help in exposing and removing pork in the spending bill.
“Any technical support from the outside will certainly help in our scrutiny of the 2020 budget books,” he said in a post on his Twitter account.
He also sought support from the people in watching the budget process, to remove the pork that caused the delay in the passage of the 2019 budget.
“This is taxpayers’ money we are talking about. We should not allow a greedy few to lay their grubby hands on it, to put it mildly,” he stressed.