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PORK BARREL, DO YOU THINK IT'S TIME TO REMOVE OR RETAIN IT?
« on: August 28, 2013, 11:11:12 AM »
With the recent news on pork barrel or commonly known as PDAF (Priority Development Assistance Fund) and it's alleged misuse by several members of the Congress resulting to corruption, no wonder Filipinos are starting to get this ill feeling on the topic . For those of you who are not aware, Pork barrel or PDAF (Priority Development Assistance Fund.) is the appropriation of government spending for localized projects secured solely or primarily to bring money to a representative's district. It's a lump-sum discretionary fund granted to each member of Congress for spending on priority development projects of the Philippine government, mostly on the local level.

When this is  allocated properly, it ensures benefits to the constituents otherwise, it is just an instrument for corruption and perpetuation of political dominance.


As per wikipedia, It was first exposed in the Philippine Daily Inquirer on July 12, 2013, with the six-part exposé of the Inquirer on the scam pointing to businesswoman Janet Lim-Napoles as the scam's mastermind after Benhur K. Luy, her second cousin and former personal assistant, was rescued by agents of the National Bureau of Investigation on March 22, 2013, four months after he was detained by Napoles at her unit at the Pacific Plaza Towers in Fort Bonifacio.[2] Initially centering on Napoles' involvement in the 2004 Fertilizer Fund scam, the government investigation on Luy's testimony has since expanded to cover Napoles' involvement in a wider scam involving the misuse of PDAF funds from 2003 to 2013.

Now the question is, DO YOU THINK IT'S TIME TO REMOVE OR RETAIN PORK BARREL?

Everyone is affected, so let's discuss this in further detail.
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PORK BARREL, DO YOU THINK IT'S TIME TO REMOVE OR RETAIN IT?
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Re: PORK BARREL, DO YOU THINK IT'S TIME TO REMOVE OR RETAIN IT?
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2013, 11:16:03 AM »
DEFINITELY REMOVE IT!

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Re: PORK BARREL, DO YOU THINK IT'S TIME TO REMOVE OR RETAIN IT?
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2013, 11:18:09 AM »
As posted on wikipedia

Ang pork barrel ang nilaang malaking halaga ng pambansang taunang badyet ng pamahalaan sa mga mambabatas ng bansa. Ang bawa't senador ay pinaglalaanan ng 200 milyong piso at ang bawa't kinatawan ay pinaglalaanan ng 70 milyong piso sa programang tinatawag na Priority Development Assistance Fund. Ayon kay Senador Panfilo Lacson, ang isang kurakot na mambabatas ay maaaring makakuha ng hindi bababa sa 20 porsiyentong komisyon sa paggamit ng kaniyang taunang itinalagang pork barrel para sa inprastraktura at iba pang mga proyekto. Ayon din kay Lacson, ito'y nangangahulugang ang isang kurakot na senador ay maaaring makapagbulsa ng 40 milyong piso kada taon, 240 milyong piso sa anim na taon at 480 milyon sa 12 taon.

which the context comes from philstar

I definitely in favor to remove it permanently!!!

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Re: PORK BARREL, DO YOU THINK IT'S TIME TO REMOVE OR RETAIN IT?
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2013, 11:20:42 AM »
Grabe no.. basta pera ang daming sakim lalo na sa congress.

noon pa naman natin alam na maraming corrupt talaga sa government e. wala lang talaga silang mahuli .... ngayon na expose na expose na. aba kelangan ng gawan ng action yan.

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Re: PORK BARREL, DO YOU THINK IT'S TIME TO REMOVE OR RETAIN IT?
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2013, 11:21:37 AM »
Better read this...

How senators spent their 2011 pork barrel funds

By Shielo Mendoza | Yahoo! Southeast Asia Newsroom – Wed, Jan 4, 2012


Eight of the 23 senators spent at least P100 million each from the Congress’ pork barrel funds in 2011, according to a report of the Department of Budget and Management Wednesday.
 
Senators Edgardo Angara, Jinggoy Estrada, Gregorio Honasan II, Manuel “Lito” Lapid, Ralph Recto, Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr., Vicente “Tito” Sotto III and Manuel Villar Jr. received and spent P100 million each for their projects, DBM said.

Their expense make up half of the total P1,637,445,000 the DBM released for the Senate's priority development assistance fund or PDAF.

The report showed that the biggest expenses of Angara, Lapid and Recto were for their home provinces in Aurora, Pampanga and Batangas, respectively.

Angara allocated P40 million for the construction of a school building, multi-purpose pathways, and installation of pipes and tanks for water supply in Aurora; Lapid spent P31 million for infrastructure projects including the rehabilitation of a hospital, and construction of a school building and line canal in Pampanga; while Recto set aside P45 million for concreting of roads and purchasing of facilities for police stations in Batangas.
 
On the other hand, Estrada gave away P50 million in financial assistance to indigent farmers through the Department of Agriculture.
 
Honasan spent P40 million for the planting of jatropha, a plant touted as a source of biofuel but later discovered that it was not commercially viable. The Arroyo administration reportedly wasted more than P1 billion for this project.
 
Sotto set aside P28.5 million for infrastructure and educational projects in Pampanga, home province of his wife, actress Helen Gamboa.
 
Villar meanwhile allocated P39 million for scholarship programs in different provinces.

 
DBM fixes wrong report

The DBM mistakenly reported on Tuesday that Revilla received a total of P210 million in which he allegedly spent half or P115 million for the acquisition of 529 multicabs in Cavite.
 
However, Revilla cleared in a statement that the report was false and that only 23 multicabs were acquired which amounted to P5 million and not P115 million.
 
"The DBM must clear this. It's not right that it appears my PDAF was grossly disproportional to those of my colleagues. They should also correct it because the report implied that my PDAF was padded by 110 million pesos.
 
"They should be careful with releasing facts. Inaccuracy on sensitive information can damage people," the senator said.
 
The DBM immediately apologized and corrected its data the day after showing that Revilla only received P100 million and that his biggest allocation (P45 million) was for financial assistance to medical projects all over the country.

Senators who spent less

Meanwhile, senators who spent less than P100 million of their PDAF in 2011 are: Francis “Chiz” Escudero, P99,000,000; Sergio Osmena , P96,675,000; Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., P95,500,000; Loren Legarda, P89,400,000; Juan Ponce Enrile, P83,500,000; Miriam Santiago, P80,000,000; Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan, P72,000,000; and Pia Cayetano, P71,170,000.

Senators who spent even less than P50 million are: Teofisto “TG” Guingona III, P46,200,000; Antonio Trillanes IV, P35,400,000; Alan Peter Cayetano, P30,500,000; Franklin Drilon, P19,500,000; and Koko Pimentel, P18,600,000. Pimentel took over the seat of resigned senator Miguel Zubiri.

Only Senators Joker Arroyo and Panfilo Lacson did not request fund releases for their projects under the 2011 budget, the DBM said.

According to DBM, the annual PDAF allocation of each senator must not exceed the amount of P200 million. The amount shall be used to fund both “soft” and “hard” projects.

The “soft” projects are basically non-infrastructure projects like scholarship programs, medical assistance to indigent patients in government hospitals, livelihood support programs, the purchase of IT equipment and financial assistance to local governments while “hard” projects are small infrastructure projects like roads, bridges, footbridges, pathways, multipurpose buildings, school buildings, potable water systems, flood control, drainage systems, irrigation facilities and electrification projects.

DBM Secretary Florencio Abad urged the public to remain vigilant on how the government spend its money.

“Ultimately, we are pleased that the public remains deeply interested in the manner through which we manage the people’s funds. We enjoin all Filipinos—particularly the media and other interested groups—to continue strengthening the feedback mechanism for our processes, so that we can boost efficiency, accuracy, and accountability in all levels of government,” Abad said.

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Re: PORK BARREL, DO YOU THINK IT'S TIME TO REMOVE OR RETAIN IT?
« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2013, 11:23:14 AM »
marami talagang gustong tanggalin etong pork barrel.

don palang sa Million People Protest sa ginanap sa Luneta diba. ang daming sumali pati mga taga ibang banasa nagprotest din.

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Re: PORK BARREL, DO YOU THINK IT'S TIME TO REMOVE OR RETAIN IT?
« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2013, 11:27:30 AM »
Nakita nyo na eto?



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Re: PORK BARREL, DO YOU THINK IT'S TIME TO REMOVE OR RETAIN IT?
« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2013, 11:34:52 AM »
THE MOST CORRUPT IN ASIA perception should be changed.

Remove Pork Barrel, this would somehow change the perception. but it doesnt end up there. Charge everyone involved in this Pork Barrel scam.

DOJ, COA, NBI and OMBUDSMAN should work hand in hand to make this a reality.


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Re: PORK BARREL, DO YOU THINK IT'S TIME TO REMOVE OR RETAIN IT?
« Reply #8 on: August 28, 2013, 12:07:00 PM »
In my opinion, even if pdaf is removed and replaced with a so called more better structured process of using people's money, its (corruption issues) never gonna change... and may even get worst. As long as the people around it are the same people from when the corruption has started.

Crooks improves their diskarte, the same way we try to improve securing the peoples money.

Parang drugs. Save the user jail the pusher. Cant keep revising and revising laws (bale wala) when the roots and boses of corruptions are still at large :p



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Re: PORK BARREL, DO YOU THINK IT'S TIME TO REMOVE OR RETAIN IT?
« Reply #9 on: August 28, 2013, 12:15:15 PM »
Corruption could be just how we see it....maybe in the near future, corruption is perfected (if we dont make it stop), and hey, there aint gonna be news on corruption any more. They became so good in hiding it, We wont get to know anything about it happening. Happy country then :p



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Re: PORK BARREL, DO YOU THINK IT'S TIME TO REMOVE OR RETAIN IT?
« Reply #10 on: September 18, 2013, 09:36:46 AM »
I think it's about time to remove it.

This is the perfect time to remove it at linisin ang hanay ng mga mambabatas. Tingnan nyo ang nangyayari sa atin. congress at senado apektado dahil sa scam na eto. at tingin ko totoo naman talagang pera pera lang talaga ang pulitika e.

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Re: PORK BARREL, DO YOU THINK IT'S TIME TO REMOVE OR RETAIN IT?
« Reply #11 on: September 26, 2013, 04:52:53 PM »
Paano naman daw yung mga scholarship grants at medical assistance pag mawala ang PDAF?

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