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PORK BARREL in the Philippines: Scrap or Retain?

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WITH THE WIDE SPREAD ABUSE OF THE PORK BARREL, DO YOU THINK IT'S TIME TO SCRAP IT?

YES
23 (92%)
NO
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vicces

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Reply #60 on: Aug 20, 2013, 01:01 PM


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P2.157 billion... ilang speedboats at helicopter na mabibili nyan pangrescue twing may kalamidad..di na din kailangan manghingi ng donasyon para sa relief goods...



yllor

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Reply #61 on: Aug 20, 2013, 02:00 PM
ang yaman ng Pilipinas... mga piling politiko lang ang nangwawaldas..

hindi pa pwedeng direkta na lang ibigay ng national government sa mga municipality para naman yung mga mayor ang makinabang? :hihi:

pwede bang ipunin na lang at pambayad sa panlabas na utang ng Pilipinas; kaso wala serbisyo sa tao at mamamayan... walang pag-unlad para sa mga mamamayan..

o mas magandang bantayan na lang ang ating mga namumuno at meron palaging audit sa pinagkakagastusan ng PDAF ng bawat isa sa gobyerno...

at sana hindi tayo sasama sa mga kabuktutan ng mga ibang politiko...


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Reply #62 on: Aug 20, 2013, 02:33 PM
LangYa ang titigas ng mukha! Dapat magkaroon ng malawakang rally!


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Reply #63 on: Aug 20, 2013, 02:54 PM
Dapat firing squad sa Luneta yang mga nang abuso sa pork barrel!

Ang mahirap nyan malamang mamatay na lang itong issue na 'to na walang nananagot at nangyayari...


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Reply #64 on: Aug 20, 2013, 03:03 PM
Boom!





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Reply #66 on: Aug 21, 2013, 10:42 AM
Sabi daw ni bong revilla  eh kung hindi daw siya magaartista saan daw niya kukunin pangpakain sa pamilya niya dahil maliit daw sahod ng senador.


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Reply #67 on: Aug 21, 2013, 01:12 PM
Jinggoy: Please be careful with my taxes

DEMAND AND SUPPLY By Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) | Updated August 21, 2013 - 12:00am


Dear Sen. Jinggoy: I have covered many politicians in the course of my journalism career and I thought nothing will shock me about what politicians are capable of doing.

But I was wrong. I was shocked and angered by this pork barrel scam. I know you are as jaded as I am about how things are done in this country. But this one is of such shocking proportion, its brazenness and the tens of billions of pesos lost, that one can’t help being scandalized and incensed.

 Last Saturday, you added insult to injury…


http://www.philstar.com/business/2013/08/21/1113271/jinggoy-please-be-careful-my-taxes


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Reply #68 on: Aug 21, 2013, 03:38 PM
Try nyong tangalin ang government para wala nang pork barrel! Tagal nang issue nyan eh.


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Reply #69 on: Aug 21, 2013, 05:32 PM
SCRAP THE PORK BARREL. Please include to abolish "SENATE & CONGRESS " to stop C-O-R-R-U-P-T-I-O-N !!!!


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Reply #70 on: Aug 21, 2013, 05:57 PM
http://www.fashionpulis.com/2013/08/congresswoman-lani-mercado-revillas.html

Tsktsk...


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Reply #71 on: Aug 22, 2013, 03:03 AM
Arroyo chose 'who, how much PDAF to give’
By Gil C. Cabacungan, Philippine Daily Inquirer, August 22nd, 2013

The pork barrel—public money for the pet projects of legislators—has become even more portly under the Aquino administration, the budget secretary of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo said on Wednesday. Camarines Sur Rep. Rolando Andaya said the P70 million and P200 million in yearly pork barrel allocations for representatives and senators, respectively, were “institutionalized” in the national budget when President Aquino took over Malacañang. Andaya said such quotas were just guides during the time of the Arroyo administration.

“President Arroyo could choose who and how much to give to each congressman or senator which explains why some have more than others in the COA (Commission on Audit) report. But under this administration, everybody gets the P70 million or P200 million every year,” Andaya said in a phone interview. The pork barrel is officially called the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF), formerly the Countrywide Development Fund.

Norm since 15th Congress

Budget Secretary Florencio Abad said the P70 million in PDAF for a member of the House of Representatives and P200 million for a senator was adopted as the norm beginning in the 15th Congress. “We just wanted to put an end to the inggitan (envy) among lawmakers. At least everyone gets their share no more, no less. Dati may tampuhan pa kasi ’yung mas malakas, mas malaki (Before there was displeasure because those who were close [to Malacañang] got bigger amounts.),” said Abad. For the lawmakers whose allocations were withheld in the 15th Congress, such as those for the two sons of Arroyo, their share of the PDAF was sent directly to their districts.

Up by almost a third

While the national budget increased 29 percent from P1.4 trillion in 2009 to P1.8 trillion in 2012, the PDAF swelled 267 percent to P24.24 billion in 2012—the year Congress ousted former Chief Justice Renato Corona, and passed sin-tax reform and reproductive health bills.
During this period, the pork barrel of senators surged 67 percent to P4.14 billion in 2012 from P2.48 billion. The amount was peanuts compared with the share of the House of Representatives that saw its pork barrel allocation growing nearly five times to P20.10 billion in 2012 from P4.12 billion in 2009. Party-list representatives alone were allocated P3.66 billion in 2012, or 829 percent more than the P393.85 million that was set aside for them as a group in 2009.

Arroyo spending more

The COA special audit, however, would show that Arroyo was already spending more than the 2012 pork-spending level in the last few years of her administration during which she faced impeachment cases and congressional probes of projects tainted with corruption.
The COA said the “soft” and “hard” projects funded by pork funds totaled P79.88 billion, or an average of P26.63 billion a year in 2007-2009. The amount did not include the P69.62 billion that the COA said was released for the hard projects of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) during the period but lacked the records to show the legislators who sponsored them. Soft projects include the procurement of seeds and support for the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), while hard projects refer to road, bridges, schools and other infrastructure.

Aquino system ‘better’

Abad said the system adopted by the Aquino administration was better than Arroyo’s because it made the pork barrel releases more transparent because it discouraged “congressional insertions” (in which representatives lobbied agencies for more projects in their districts during budget hearings). The timely approval of the budget under the Aquino administration ensured more fiscal discipline than during the previous administration, Abad said.

DSWD as gatekeeper

Andaya acknowledged that the failure to enact the budget on time during the Arroyo years had given Malacañang the final say on how to use the savings or unused allocations in the new fiscal year. For 2014, the Aquino administration has earmarked P27 billion in pork barrel in the P2.27-trillion national budget, with the DSWD designated as the gatekeeper of releases to all nongovernment organizations (NGOs).

Fake NGOs

The COA special audit showed that the DSWD itself was lax in accrediting and monitoring PDAF releases as it allowed fake NGOs to handle P2.47 billion in soft pork from 2007 to 2009. The fake NGO racket has flourished beyond the Arroyo administration. Whistle-blowers Benhur Luy and Merlina Suñas claimed that dummy NGOs controlled by Janet Lim-Napoles had transactions with the same implementing agencies cited in the COA report as late as last year.

Derived from: http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/471659/arroyo-chose-who-how-much-pdaf-to-give


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Reply #72 on: Aug 22, 2013, 07:55 AM
Kasi naman, importanateng tandaan ninyo mga pangalan nila at siguraduhing matalo sila sa election.  hindi ba masmabilis at simple lang gawin yun keysa sasampahan ninyo ng kaso kung kalian nasa pwesto na. mabusisi at mahirap at kung barumbadong hoodlum magisip ipapatay ka pa. 

Sayang, kung napaaga lang ang expose na ito bago yung May election natin sigurado buburahin natin ang karamihan sa kanila sa pwesto.    hirap din kasi maraming illiterate voter talaga biro mo mga katulad ni arroyo at pamilya nila pagkatapos ng napakadaming na bulgar na anomaly nanalo parin.  Hindi kasi nagiisip!


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Reply #73 on: Aug 22, 2013, 07:56 AM
Scam, no! PDAF a ‘mafia’of executive & legislature


Here's an excerpt from PCIJ's excellent big-picture account of the evil pork barrel system that goes way beyond Janet Napoles's scam:

"The failure of the pork system to deliver on its promise of equity and growth in the farthermost towns can thus be nothing less than a conspiracy of many parties and failures — the preponderance of highly discretionary lump-sum funds, the rule of pork as “historical justice” to political friends and foes, less than rigid monitoring and oversight by public agencies of NGOs being engaged to roll out pork projects and services, and sheer and simple greed by those who would pocket money, whatever its color and purpose is.

And if the “big, big mafia” and “syndicate” that the pork barrel system has become looks like it will linger for much longer, it would be because the President and his political allies want it to stay.

The problems are grand but the solutions simple: get the big fish, not just the small fry, for gross corruption, abolish pork, and do away with other lump-sum and special purpose funds."

For the full story, go to http://pcij.org/stories/scam-no-pdaf-a-mafia-of-executive-legislature/

Sa Lunes sa Luneta! Sama na!
« Last Edit: Aug 22, 2013, 08:16 AM by Prospera »


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Reply #74 on: Aug 22, 2013, 07:58 AM
http://www.fashionpulis.com/2013/08/congresswoman-lani-mercado-revillas.html

Tsktsk...




Congresswoman Lani Mercado-Revilla's Controversial Statement on the Pork Barrel





With the barrage of Janet Lim - Napoles scandals and the peoples's rage staring at us in the face for the last few weeks, here comes another "pasabog" statement that will make everyone cringe and disheartened, especially for her constituents who voted for her.

 Two-termer Cavite 2nd District Congresswoman and actress, Lani Mercado-Revilla is being attacked for her bold and heartless statements when asked of her reactions about scrapping the controversial pork barrel of Senators and Congressmen.




"Basta huwag lang manghihingi sa amin ang mga tao!"

“Hindi naman puwede yung sa pinaghihirapan namin dahil sa personal naman namin yun, sa mga anak, sa mga pang-araw-araw na panggastos namin."




 Needless to say, those words that speak volumes were directed at her constituents and supporters who voted for her.

 The Napoles controversy has been a daily series of exposes that have both drowned and drawn violent reactions from the angry public amid accusations at politicians and other public figures being linked to the biggest scandal to ever hit the country this year.

 Where is Congresswoman Lani Revilla's strong statement coming from?

 Reportedly, the scandal linking her family has taken its toll on its members who are mostly in current government positions: Husband Senator Ramon "Bong" Revilla, Jr, son Cavite Vice Governor Jolo Revilla and herself. Another son, Bryan Revilla is also linked as business partner of Napoles son
« Last Edit: Aug 22, 2013, 08:12 AM by AMARANTH »


 


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