Dato Arroyo’s scholars ask Aquino to release his pork


LIBMANAN, Camarines Sur—Scholars of Representative Diosdado “Dato” Arroyo sent registered letters to President Benigno Aquino III through the post office here Tuesday, asking for the release of scholarship funds from Arroyo’s share of the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF).

The PDAF is a pork barrel that channels funds to congressional districts.

Roy Nedia, chief of the administrative staff of the second district office here, said some 2,000 scholars of Arroyo were affected by the holding of the congressman’s pork barrel in the last two semesters.

Nedia said that Budget Secretary Florencio Abad had told the district office that it was President Aquino who had ordered the holding of Arroyo’s pork, which includes scholarship funds for schoolchildren.

He quoted Abad as saying that without the President’s approval, the budget department could not release the fund.

Nedia said the scholarship funds consisted of P10 million for college students and P8 million for vocational trainees.

Sought for comment, Abad denied that the President had ordered Arroyo’s pork withheld. “There is no order,” Abad said in a text message to the Philippine Daily Inquirer. “Representative Dato Arroyo was one of the biggest recipients of pork, in the hundreds of millions, way beyond the P70 million that on the average was received by the representatives.”

Nedia said the scholars decided to write to Mr. Aquino.

“We want to tell P-Noy (Aquino) what we feel about the delay [in] the release of the funds for our scholarship,” said Edgardo Delfin, a sophomore at the Central Bicol State University of Agriculture and one of the students who wrote the President.

“We are asking President Aquino to help us scholars by releasing the fund, because it’s not Dato that he [is punishing] but the scholars,” said Joseph Coros, a senior electrical engineering student at University of Nueva Caceres.

Abad said Arroyo’s constituents should get an accounting of the pork releases to his district. He said Arroyo received hundreds of millions of pesos in pork during the Arroyo administration.

Asked what the government intended to do about the plea from Arroyo’s scholars, Abad replied, “We are open to helping them.”

Arroyo himself said it did not matter anymore whether Malacañang released his pork or not. “Starting June, we [will have] funds from other sources and it’s already OK,” he said.

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  • UsoUso82

    Eye Opener for those who are infants in politics. kaya bumoto kayo ng matino na leader ng Bayan. Effect into ng partisan politics sa bansa ngayon. kawawa ang mga pobre kay Pnoy.

    • tagalinis

       at noong panahon ni pandak, hindi kawawa ang mga pobre?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HD2LHG7B6RQXILPGQYTZIONPBY Joey

      Kaya pala pinagmamalaki ni Pandak yun heneral na nagtatago ngayon dahil dinukot nung heneral ang mga estudyante na bumabatikos kay pandak. Yan ang daw ang mapayapang gobyerno ni Pandak kasi patay ka kapag di ka sumang-ayon lalo na kung wala kang makakapitan na malakas sa gobyerno. Sino kaya ang mga ninakawan ng gobyerno ni Pandak eh di yung mga mahihirap na umaasa sa perang nanggagaling sa ahensya ng gobyerno na ninakaw nin Pandak Di Ba UsoUso82?

  • UsoUso82

    kawawa ang mga pobre ngayon dahil sa black politics ni Pnoy. Eye Opener ito sa mga pobre. malapit na ang panahon, election naman kaya piliin ang mabuting politico.

    • tagalinis

       mayroon bang mabuting politico sa bansa? si pandak, mabuti ba?

    • indiosbravos2002

      Tams ka! Kaya Huwag uli iboto si Dato

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HD2LHG7B6RQXILPGQYTZIONPBY Joey

      itong taong ganito ang dapat na wag pamarisan, utak biya utak kurapsyon ang alam, lagay dito lagay duon pati sa bulsa nya. yan ang utak biya ng mga corrupt politician na walang iniisip kundi magkano ang kanilang maibubulsa sa bawat taon sa pwesto at hindi kung ano ang magagawa at maitutulong nila sa kanilang nasasakupan bagay nga ang alyas mo UsoUso82 . . . mukha kang kuhol siguro 

  • Hey_Dudes

    Hey what about looking for a job in the meantime?  Better yet, since your representative comes from monied family why not ask him instead to continue supporting your studies?  Huwag yan puro asa na lang sa gobierno.  Ang gobierno na pinag-fiestahan nitong mag-iinang ‘to hayaan muna ninyong maka-ipon muli ng matustuhan lahat ang gimmme….gimmmme…culture ng pinoy?

  • cantonese

    Easy to figure this one out, If you’re not a yes person, KKK , or in his party, then your pork barrel is not a priority. One good example is Congressman Tiangco’s pork barrel meant for his sponsored students that arrived late.

    This action by the administration is not a good example of good governance and pushing the public to vote for the opposition.

    • tagalinis

       can you cite an administration since the downfall of Marcos as a good example of good governance?

    • jurbinsky77

      Pork barrel is given to a congressman or senator upon presentation of his/her intended projects. When a project is completed the congressman or senator should present a document that contain details of expenses as basis for audit. Until the previous year pork barrel fund is fully documented, there is no other pork barrel is coming your way.

    • jurbinsky77

      It is late because the submission of documentation is late too.

  • Hey_Dudes

    OO nga naman tignan na lang ninyo noon panahon ni GMA lahat ng party list congress members at lahat ng hindi sangayon sa kanya at hindi marunong humalik sa ctuumbong niya,  9 years silang hindi naabutan ng pork barrel.  Meron bang mga scholars na sumulat ke GMA?

  • http://pedestrianobserver.blogspot.com/ Political Jaywalker

    So who is telling the truth? The Arroyos have a reputation for being liars, I suggest an audit to determine who is telling the truth. What’s all the drama when they claim it really does not matter when they have already sourced other funds?

    Yeah, I believe someone like Dato Arroyo who created his own district that never passed the requirements and yet was able to prevail. I say revert the province back to its original district instead of wasting pork barrel on a bogus district short of the population requirement.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E5Q5PV6KNYNVSOCHXJVJPYUVFE cion

    Dato Arroyo  this is all i can say-because you did not join those 188 Congressmen for CJ Corona’s  Impeachment , Malacanang hold it against you, which was the deciding factor for your PDAF (pork barrel allowance). which is a very  serious form of corruption this administration is doing,exactly what they did with Mitos Magsaysay. Don’t worry,your constituents knew who are behind it.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/5FKYJ2R47LCBJHRQOZAY4K5R5Y Ruel

     Nedia, chief of the administrative staff of the second district office here, said some 2,000 scholars of Arroyo were affected by the holding of the congressman’s pork barrel in the last two semesters….Nedia said the scholarship funds consisted of P10 million for college students and P8 million for vocational trainees….wow 10 to 8 million just for 2000 scholars where this student enroll at private school, …a small district that divide into two, what a smart idea….

  • Tatak_Nakaw_Arroyo

    TSK! TSK! TSK! …Malapit na eleksyon Datu. Baka gusto mo na rin sumanib sa pangkat ni Binay. After all pera-pera lang yan at tiyak kong ipagpapalit mo ang nanay mo sa pork barrel dahil lahi kayo ng mga SUKAB at Dupang sa kwarta.
    Mga #@&*$ nyo. mga KAWATAN KAYO!

  • lintangbedol

    “Dato Arroyo’s scholars ask Aquino to release his pork”

    scholar naman pala ni dato. ba’t kay aquino sila hihingi. kung scholar mo dapat sa sarili mong pera. hindi sa iba. paano naging scholar mo na hindi naman sayo galing ang pera?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UD2PCDAV3MVHLVFNAYNOO4H7TY jose

    Sigurado namang marami kayong pera para sa mga Scholars mo Dato galing sa ninakaw ng Pamilya mo noong sampung taon na ninakaw ni Nanay mo ang opisina ng presidente. Sisiw lang yang pork barrel na yan. Ilabas mo naman nang kunti mga biyones na kinurakot nyo.

  • johnllander

    Scholarship should be handled by the Deped or by DOST or any executive agencies and not by lawmaking branch of the government. 

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/R6Q4QNRAE4WD4XNF4DHQVZGI6Q Andrew

      what you’re trying to say is that we should scrap the PDAF  and let all projects  be handled by the corresponding gov’t agencies. Legislators are only legislators.

      But it’s not the case with all Congressmen. So let’s be fair. Genuine scholarships are better than Waiting Sheds or overpriced road repairs or ghost projects. In fact, it’s a lot better than what’s most Congressmen are spending on. It’s easily accountable with very visible proof.

      wag naman sanang idamay pa sa pulitika ‘to. Hold the other funds, including Dato’s other projects, but not this.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/IQZXJQPCZXHXY3HMQB7QAXTYKA Rey Ban

      pede yan pagka yung pork barrel iabolish din tapos yong pondo bagsak deritso sa deped or dost di imposiple yun..para po kakayanin ng deped ung fund allocations..

  • ztefertilizerscam4

    Former Fake Pres. Arroyo , corruption and many 

    1. NBN ZTE Scandal

    2. Millions of bribe money to Congressmen and Governors 

    (October 2007)

    3. Cheating in 2004 Elections (HELLO GARCI)

    4. Joc Joc Bolante Case (Fertilizer Scam, P728 Million)

    5. JOSE PIDAL Bank Account (Unexplained Wealth, P200 


    6. NANI PEREZ Power Plant Deal ($2 Million)

    7. Use of Road User’s Tax for Campaigning

    8. Billion Peso Macapagal Boulevard (Overprice of P532 


    9. Juetengate? (Illegal Numbers game kickbacks)

    10. Extra Judicial Killings

    11. Arroyo Moneys in Germany (Exposed by Senator Cayetano)

    12. General GARCIA and Other Military Men

    13. Billion Peso Poll Automation contract to(Mega Pacific) 

    (P1.3 Billion)

    14. Northrail Project($503 Million)

    15.  Maguindanao Results of 2007 Elections (ZUBIRI, BEDOL)

    16.  NAIA-3

    17.  Venable Contract (Norberto Gonzales)

    18.  Swine Scam (Exposed by? Atty. Harry Roque

    19. GLORIA Arroyo son hidden assets in united states



    22.  C-5 road controversy — Senator Manuel Villar

    23.P550-million worth of funds from the Overseas Workers’ 

    Welfare Administration (OWWA).

    24. P780-million LWUA funds-PROSPERO PICHAY

    25. BISHOPS’s SUV-Gloria Birthday gift

    26. Arroyo linked in P325M lotto intelligence fund

    27. Arroyo got P200M in kickbacks from govt projects-Zaldy 


    28. P200.41 billion or $4.6 billion in Malampaya royalties 

    from 2002 to May this year.



    30. 600,000 metric tons of Rotten rice imported from 

    India.Kishore Hemlani, an Indian trader allegedly close to 

    Arroyo, reportedly bagged the P9.5 billion contract for 

    the rice importation. 

    31. DATO ARROYO wife bought the condo unit for $570,000, 

         70-square-meter one-bedroom, one-bathroom unit (Unit 

    No. 533) at the luxury high-rise, full-service Gramercy 

    Towers located at 1177 California St. in upscale downtown 


    32.- P50-million bribe to FG for the president’s veto of 

    two franchise bills

    33. The additional funding led to a 41-percent spike in  

    advertising expenses, from P76.129 million in 2008 to 

    P107.420 million in 2009, which went mostly to ads for 

    Arroyo’s achievements.

    34. The report said the PIA received from the Department 

    of Budget and Management a notice of cash allocations 

    amounting to P344.789 million, even though only P222.488 
    million was appropriated for it under the national budget.

    35.- Denial of pork barrel funds to Malacanang’s political 


    36.- Praises for Jovito Palparan, alleged mastermind of 

    extra judicial killings of militants

    37.- Removal of govt bodyguards for former pres and Arroyo 

     critic, Cory Aquino

    38.- Appointment of manicurist as a member of the board of 


    39. Appointment of gardener as deputy of the Luneta Park  


    40. MIDNIGHT APPOINTMENT of Fake President Arroyo,RENATO CORONA, as SC 

    Thief Justice

          200+ other illegal midnight appointments

    41.- MIKEY ARROYO’s undeclared properties in California

    42.- Pardon of controversial convicted criminals like 

    Ninoy’s murderers

    43.- EO 464; requiring Cabinet members to seek 

    presidential clearance before testifying in Congress 


    44.- Promise (on Rizal Day) to not run for the presidency 

    in 2004

    45.- “Vote Buying” by giving away Philhealth cards

    46.- Taxpayers’ money for her giant billboards and and 

    PCSO tv campaign ads[/b]

    47- Appointment of Ben Abalos, a staunch GMA ally, as 

    COMELEC chair

    48.- Mikey Arroyo’s importation of 32 thoroughbred horses 

    from Australia worth P384 million.

    49.Former First Gentleman Mike Arroyo used 2 choppers 16 

    times, son Mikey 69

    50.PNoy: PAGCOR spent P1 BILLION on coffee

    51.Jose Miguel Arroyo owned helicopters’
    all Robinson R44 Raven Is with Series Nos. 1370 to 1374
    A total of $1,423,025 was paid to Lionair for the five 


    52.Pagcor ‘pabaon’ to Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo: P345M

    53.The godmother’s ties to the Pinedas(Jueteng lord)

    54. Glorietta 2 and Batasan bombings

        The Glorietta 2 bombing happened during the height of 

    the bribery case which took place in Malacañang.

    55. Misuse of Balikatan funds Navy Lt. Nancy Gadian 

    revealed an alleged malversation of funds in 2007

    56. Solon: Charge Gloria Arroyo for taking P98-M from 

    PNoy’s social fund
    57. 50 MILLION PABAON GENERALS    Former Armed Forces chiefs of staff Narciso Abaya, Dionisio Santiago, Generoso Senga, Hermogenes Esperon, and Alexander Yano,chiefs of staff – Angelo Reyes, Diomedio  Villanueva, and Roy Cimatu and MANY MORE..58.Colmenares: GMA had P488 billion in ‘pork.59. P1 BILLION down the drain in Arroyo-era jatropha project—DOST chief 60.Fishers push plunder rap vs Arroyo in purchase of ice machines( overpriced at P455 million in 2009.)61.$225-million overprice of Metro Rail Transit Corp. (MRTC), 62.Ongpin “front” for former First Gentleman Mike Arroyo in a P660-million loan from the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP)…63.sale of the old Iloilo airport for P1.2 billion to Megaworld Corp. in 200764.And Flight Attendants and Stewards Association of the Philippines (Fasap).CASE

    • fasoriamd

      Wow. This will make me vomit. 

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/IQZXJQPCZXHXY3HMQB7QAXTYKA Rey Ban

       mag tanong pa kayo kay diaz saka kay robles mas madami pa sila dagdag dyan sa lista mo..

  • OneDelaX

    meron naman na syang pork a. pati nga ang tatay nya at kapatid may mga pork. meron lahat silang pork dahil sila’y………

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/IQZXJQPCZXHXY3HMQB7QAXTYKA Rey Ban

      yearly po nag aaral ang scholars tuloy tuloy ..kaya dapat yearly din bigay ang pdaf ung pork sa panahon ni gma consumated na ng scholars yon saka madami pumapasa para maging scholars uli kelangan po funds..tanong nyo sa grade one alam nila sagot dyan hahaha..alangan naman pag baba ni gma sa malacanang grumaduate din agad lahat ng scholars ni dato saka hinto din mga take exams saka pumapasa ganun ba yun?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HD2LHG7B6RQXILPGQYTZIONPBY Joey

      HAYUP NA BABOY ika mo? Mga animal talaga ang buong angkan ng Pandak

  • fasoriamd

    What is this? Using pork barrel (people’s money) of a congressman to finance a scholarship program? What kind of scholarship is that? I thought all the time that when a person or persons send somebody to school in the form of scholarship program that person or person will get the money from his own pocket not from somebody else. And  the worse part of it, is that you get it from somebody else and you put it under your name. What kind of hypocrisy?. Is this the norm or the exception. Are all or most elected congressmen or senator do this? In all of my 72 years of existence in this world, I never heard of anybody putting his name on a scholarship and getting the money from somebody else specially the people’s money.    

  • pipsirho

    Hindi na natoto itong FAKE na DIPUTADO ng Camarines Sur! Akala niya panahon pa ng nanay niyang FAKE PRESIDENT na sagana pa sila sa PORK BARREL! Gamitin niya ang ninakaw nilang pera mula sa MAHIHIRAP na FILIPINO. Ngayon ang pagkakataon na suklian, ang taong nagangailangan, mula sa itinagong NAKAW na YAMAN. Ginawa pang pasulatin ang mga bata. Hindi na NAHIYA!

    Si Dato ay FAKE na DIPUTADO dahil pinilit lang ng Supreme Court na mabuo ang kanyang distrito kahit labag sa Saligang Batas noong panahon ng FAKE PRESIDENT. Si Joker Arroyo ang nanguna sa pagbuo ng distritong ito.

  • PH2011

    Without much
    Political colors and gimmick.

    Let DedpED
    Authenticate the names of these 2000+ scholars.
    Scholarship allocation is a major source of corruptions among Legislators,
    wherein 10% are true scholars and 90% are bogus.
    Identify the legitimate scholar students, and there’r a lot ways for the government
    to support them 1000%.

  • John_Galt_II

    Iskolar saan ang mga to? Sa pagnanakaw! Mga walanghiyang bata na to galing sa nakaw ang pinagaaral. Pag natapos ang mga yan magnanakaw din!

  • http://www.facebook.com/oustcorona ILL_HIT_YOUR_FACE


    Mga pagmumukha nyong mga Arroyo para nang mga BABOY!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/WIQYK6I4V3XASOKODP4LHLQPFA Carlito

    Tawag diyan political vendetta ng administrasyon ng Pekeng Pangulo na si
    Pnoy na binoto ng Pcos dayaan automated machine.Panahon ni Gloria lahat
    pati kalaban may pork barrel bakit yan bang pork barrel pera ni Pnoy?
    nasa batas nakalaan para sa mga proyekto ng bawat kongresista Ga .. pala
    yan si Pnoy! alam ng lahat si Gloria at ang anak na si Cong. Dado ay
    may pinaka maraming batas na na file sa Congreso dapat sila Cong. Gloria
    at Dado Arroyo ang gawaran ng Outstanding o Best Congressmen ng 
    Congressional reporters.@ ikaw  PercivalReyes peke pangalan mo Ga..! ipakita mo ebidensya mo bago ka mag comment Ga..ka!  Madame President GMA Happy Birthday! The Best President of the Philippines yan ang totoo di ba?

    • Babyloy

      Ikaw pala ay isang ring luhaan!
      Malamang kabalen ka?

      • gikiness

         mismo, mga lukaret ang mga yan, either tanga o fanatics lang talaga

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HD2LHG7B6RQXILPGQYTZIONPBY Joey

      Tiyak itong si Grace at Carlito ay isang ulirang sinto-sinto na sumusunod sa mga kurakot gangs ni Pandak at Korons. Tiyak isa rin ito sa mga nakinabang sa kuraps corps ng mga nabanggit . . . supsup nga talaga kayo

  • indiosbravos2002

    Dato’s pdaf should go primarily to infrastracture projects which are greatly needed by the district. Funds allocated for scholarships should be low priority as this impacts only individuals and not the majority.

    IMHO, Scholarships should be funded personally by the congressman and not the government. Why should taxpayers carry the burden of financing the school tuition and expenses of Dato’s potential voters? Afterall, Im certain 99% of those so called scholars are children of Dato’s barangay leaders, staff or supporters.

    • gerrkits

      You are correct, tax money should not be used for few individuals only but for the benefits of the majority such as infrastructure projects, and this is unfair to those students who are not beneficiaries of said scholarship and i’m 100% agree with you that those so called scholars are related to Dato’s staff and supporters. The Arroyo’s scheme and motive are always shameful. 

    • kismaytami

      Natural na yan sa mga politicians na i-prioritize ang mga anak ng staff, friends at relatives  nila sa mga scholarships using taxpayers’ money. Kahit pa mismo bopols yang mga estudyanteng yan at puro red ang grado.

    • nopassword

      tama ka……..

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/Y73MRDKY67UTYE6AU27KW6DXBE Grace

    Hustisya kay Gloria lahat ng gawa-gawang at walang ebidenya na puro hearsay na kaso kinaso sa kanya  ginawa siyang scapegoat ni Pnoy dahil wala siyang solusyon sa mga problema ng bayan kaya si Gloria ang ginawang panakip butas.Si Pnoy ang number 1 na kawatan ng bayan inimpeached si Corona dahil sa P10 bilyon na ibabayad sa pamilya Cojuangco sa Hacienda Luisita.Pag kumandidato si Gloria sa pagka senador sigurado panalo at topnotcher, boooo! sa mga haters niya mag penitensya na kayo ngayong mahal na araw para utak niyo maging tuwid na landas baka mapunta kayo sa umaapoy na kumunoy kasama si Pnoy.Mabuhay ka Gloria “Maligayang Kaarawan”! We love you tsup! tsup!

    • Babyloy

      You are ungracefully wrong.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/KMPWZ7AIMWABC7DZWYWTW3CL5Q yahoo-KMPWZ7AIMWABC7DZWYWTW3CL5Q

        and you are a noynoying babyloy! babyloy noynoy…

  • Babyloy

    Kapal talaga ng mukha nitong mga ARROYOS ang gustong gastusin sa kanilang pamumulitika ay pera parin ng gobyerno.

  • gikiness

    The average pork barrel is 70 Million for each representative.  For some reason,  Datu Arroyo gets moe than 100 Million

    Lets do the math together, 

    Datu Arroyos Pork Barrel = 100 Million

    Scholarships :  10 M + 8 M = 18 Million

    100 M – 18 M is equal to  82 Million straight to Datu Arroyo’s pocket.

    That is more than the average pork barrel other representatives
    receive.  Who is vindictive now?  Noynoy is just trying to kill the son of the the MOTHER crocodile,  SOBRA NA, TAMA NA, TIGILAN NA ANG WALANG HABAS NA WANG, WANG NA PANGUNGURAKOT ng kaban ng bayan.

    • http://twitter.com/PatrickTesoro Patrick Bryan Tesoro

      How sure are you that Dato receives his pork barrel regularly for him to have such 100 million? Also, how sure are you that he spends his PDAF only for education and have the rest straight to his pocket? If you can prove your allegations, why won’t you try suing him at the Ombudsman if you really care for this coutnry?

      • gikiness

        why dont you do it yourself if you really care for this country? I don’t have to be sure because I’m definitely sure that he was receiving these when his mother crocodile was still ruling the nation.

        I don’t have to prove that he regularly receives the such 100 million pesos when his mother was still in power because now he no longer recieves it, that is why he trying to use his scholars to force Noynoy to release the 100 million pork barrel that he normally receives easily when his mother was still the president. I hope that its clear to you now, Joseph.

      • gikiness

        its simple math, addition and subtraction lang, ano ang mahirap intindihin doon sa 100M less scholarships 18M?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q3OHCL44VKHLJ7HDO5ARL47AHA Greg

    Si Pnoy Abnoy me mga sholars din siya puro leftists yan mga suporters niya gaya ng taga UP at mga Party list communist.Tapos pinatatakbo pa siya ng surveys ng False Asi at SWS kaya malakas ang loob akala niya nakukuha ang performance sa mataas rating yan puro ka kapalpakan performance mo -0 , lalong naghirap ang bayan, mataas na bilihin,mataas na gasolina, walang trabaho,puro patayan at mga miembro ng Media pinapatay na walang solusyon.Yan ang idolo niyong si Pnoy nanalo sa sympathy vote”Noynoying” isang taong tamad na walang ginawa para solusyunan ang problema ng bayan, ang kahirapan,mataas na bilihin, mataas na gasolina,walang trabaho,patayan kaliwat kanan, walang tigil sa pagpatay sa mga miembro ng Mediana walang solusyon,buwisit ka! magresign kana!. Cong.Gma Happy Birthday today, sigaw ng bayan Hustisya kay Gloria!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HD2LHG7B6RQXILPGQYTZIONPBY Joey

      nagpalit na naman ng pangalan ang isang bayaring ito kakaawa ka naman

    • mahalko_12

      ayan na may Husticia na kay GMA naka kulong na sya. yan ang dapat sa pekeng presidente na yan. binaboy nya na pilipinas kaya dapat lang din na mag dusa sial ng mga alipores nya, corrupt officials.

  • http://civilservice.boxpinoy.com/civilserviceexam.php Rorschach

    Scholars, bukod sa pagsulat kay Mr. Aquino ipa-audit nyo rin si Mr. Dato. Para malaman natin ang lahat ng mga nangyayari, sa ngalan ng katotohanan.

    ………or napagutusan lang kayo?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q3OHCL44VKHLJ7HDO5ARL47AHA Greg

    The average pork barrel is 70 Million for each representative.  For some reason,  Datu Arroyo gets O pork barrelLets do the math together, 0+0=0 Datu Arroyos Pork Barrel oScholarships :  ?Puro kaulolan pinagsasasabi mo!
      Who is vindictive now?  Noynoy! the Worst Fake President of the Philippines, Now the number 1 KAWATAN ng bayan. Patalsikin si Pnoy Abnoy dahil sa PANGUNGURAKOT ng kaban ng bayan. Mabuhay ng NPA! hahahahahah.engot ka!

    • indiosbravos2002

      Hehehe. WTF?

    • http://twitter.com/PatrickTesoro Patrick Bryan Tesoro

      Yes, Noynoy is very vindictive. Mangyayari rin sa kanya ang mga ginagawa nya nowadays when he leaves the palace or even as early when Corona is politically and non-judicially convicted.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GHIAPDUZPIRUXPSIWAQBIT5S3I Adriel Samson

      Greg,ABNO ka talaga.sayang yung mga anak mo na tulad mo rin ABNO..

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VZVAUJSOBEZZMZ2QE7JZ23ORAY Ricardo

      No way”” it will never be happend. hindi mangungurap si Pnoy. magbigay ka ng patotoo sa sinasabimong pangungurap ni Pnoy. at hindi mo mahihikayat ang taong bayan na patalsikin si Pnoy. dahil mataas parin ang rating niya kaibigan. Welder Welder lang yan sabi nga ng mga Welders, sabi naman ng mga karpintero okey parin si Pnoy kaya pandak.

  • indiosbravos2002

    I dont understand the logic of Dato’s giving away scholarships. If I have 70 million a year at my disposal, i rather build a state college at my district and accomodate as many students i can educate. This will not only be a long term solution to my literacy program but this could be my lasting legacy. Instead of funding individual students who at the slight chance of opportunity will abandon the district for a high paying job abroad or in Manila.

    • http://twitter.com/PatrickTesoro Patrick Bryan Tesoro

      Akala mo kasi, sa education lang inilalaan ang pork barrel.. Akala mo rin kasi, laging nabibigyan pork barrel ang mga Arroyo.

      • indiosbravos2002

        Tama ka. Dapat lang wag bigyan ng pork barrel yan si Dato Arroyo. Wala naman kasi nangyari sa pdaf nyan nong si GMA pa presidente. Napunta lang sa bahay nya sa tate.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WJYBIWJNVO47MDOVHUSLIQ6HSI Francis Allan

    This so-called pork barrel should be spent for infrastructure improvement, and not on these scholars who will only become potential voters of Arroyo later on. The money will benefit only the few. Tama nga, very likely these scholars are the sons and daughters of his supporters ONLY. These people do not support the government but only Arroyo. And we know what the Arroyos did to our country. They are the epitome of corruption, instead of role models for good governance.

    • http://twitter.com/PatrickTesoro Patrick Bryan Tesoro

      Think wise! Kasalanan ba ng mga scholar na yun na si Dato ang nagpaaral sa kanila? Trabaho rin ng congressman na gawin yun! Gusto mo pang pagdamutan.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WJYBIWJNVO47MDOVHUSLIQ6HSI Francis Allan

        Di pwedeng kukunin sa pork barrel yung para sa scholarship. Yung pork barrel dapat para sa improvement ng infrastructure to benefit all the people there. Kung gusto nya magpa-aral, dapat siya na maghanap ng ibang paraan to get the funds for the scholarship.

    • alfred_derfla

      shut up allan, these scholars are deserving to be helped not by your pnoy and abad who are both politically vindicting the opponent of abnoy who wants to get back the hacienda luisita in their favor…..just dont make any arguments related to gma coz that’s always been their and your scapegoat due to pnoy ,et al  failure in running the government…shut up allan…think about the recipients of dswd cct, is that for pnoy’s and abad and roxas voters incentives? these are government’s money also which are given to the people who just voted pnoy and et al…..

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GHIAPDUZPIRUXPSIWAQBIT5S3I Adriel Samson

        shut up alfred,isa ka sa dahilan bakit ang daming corrupt na tulad ni arroyo..

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GHIAPDUZPIRUXPSIWAQBIT5S3I Adriel Samson

        shut-up alfred.isa ka sa dahilan kung bakit ang daming corrupt tulad sa mga arroyo.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WJYBIWJNVO47MDOVHUSLIQ6HSI Francis Allan

        You, shut up instead! As I’ve said, hindi sa pork barrel dapat kinukuha yung pang scholarship ng mga prospective voters nya. The pork barrel is for the improvement of the infrastructure ng lugar nila like road maintenance and others. That is for the benefit of all, and not only to his prospective voters. Naninigurado na yang politician na yan na later on surely madadagdagan botante nya. Anak yan ng nagpahirap sa bansa natin, na sinasabi nilang ekonomista daw! 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DSUA7MULVNAP2RHHDIF2CH6IK4 Mario

    Here’s my 2013 Senatorial bet if President Gloria will decide to run for senator: Number .1 GMA .2 Legarda 3.Magsaysay 4.Honasan 5.Zubiri 6.Revillame 7. Gibo 8.-12 reserves. Happy Birthday sa topnotcher GMA, wish ng lahat Justice for Gloria!

  • kismaytami

    These students got it wrong. It should be their parents who SHOULD shoulder the burden of sending them to school and not the taxpayers. Sino ba nagpakaligaya nung ginagawa pa sila, mga taxpayers ba? Diba mga magulang nila???

  • Hey_Dudes

    If you are really someone gifted, well rounded genius mastering your ABC, Math and Science, you being the gifted student should be getting your scholarship directly from the learning institution you are enrolled in or wishes to enroll to.  Congress members are not the entity suppose to be giving this scholarships. It is the school who decides on who get into their scholarship program.  The reason for that is,  Universities and colleges want to make sure it’s students maintain the highest degree of learning and brain power  that is why not everyone gets into this program.

    These scholars or so called scholars of this representative are not genuine scholars but individuals simply looking for handouts.

  • teraytaray

    ganon ba katanga si Abad para sabihin sa staff ni Dato Arroyo na hino hold ni PNoy ang pork barrel nila? at saka scholars pala ni Arroyo yan e di sya mag raise ng funds, magpappa pogie points, pera ng bayan ang gagamitin, sabagay what else is new. wala bang state university sa Cam Sur? at saka yung vocational courses di ba may TESDA na?

  • malek_abdul

    These so-called scholars of Dato arroyo never realized that they were being used as a front and shield by dato arrovo so he can obtain his pork barrel. He will only dole out a very small amount to these so called scholars and the rest will be in his pocket. No wonder why datu was able to buy properties in the US. A family that robs together stays rich together…at the expense of people’s tax. Poor Philippines. Allahu Akbar!!!

  • Fulpol

    baka may monthly stipend sila… monthly allowance.. 

    kawawa naman mga estudyante… malaking tulong sa mga magulang ang araw araw na allowance galing sa scholarship…

    hoy Noynoying, maawa ka naman sa mahihirap na estudyante ng CamSur…


    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VZVAUJSOBEZZMZ2QE7JZ23ORAY Ricardo

      Ipagpatuloy molang ang tawaging Noynoying si Pnoy para makatulog pa siya ng mahimbing, gustong gusto niya kasing naririnig yan nasasarapan siya ng tulog pag naririnig niya yong Noynoying. hehehehheheheheeeeeee. Ipaabono niyo nalang kay Dato yong gastusin ng mga scholar dahil bilyon ang nakurakot ng mga Arobo sa kaban ng bayan. sisiw lang sa kanila yang gastusin ng mga scholars kung ikukumpara sa ninakaw nila sa kaban ng bayan.

    • generalproblem

      alam mo dapat yang pang schoolar na yan ay di dapat galing sa pork barrel ni dato yan ay dapat galing sa sarili nyang bulsa. dapat ang prok barrel ay ginagastos sa mga public works tulad ng school. hmmmm mukhang inutusan na ni dato ang mga schoolar nya kuno na magsumbong hehee. magkano naman kaya ang binibigay nya sa mga schoolar nya????yun ang malaking tanong

    • dgboy

       kaawa awang mga studyante, nagpagamit sa politiko.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WERIBF2QR5XA54SQP6WD2JLMNI Jon

    Phillippine politics same as yesterday, today & forever…:-)

  • Melmina

    Abad is a bad man or someone in the palace is the bad man???

  • ztefertilizerscam4

    Dato Arroyo  wife bought the condo unit for $570,000, 70-square-meter one-bedroom, one-bathroom unit (Unit No. 533) at the luxury high-rise, full-service Gramercy Towers located at 1177 California St. in upscale downtown San Francisco.

  • Rex_Ranhilio

    “Dato’s scholars”?

    If they are really Dato’s scholars then Dato should spend his personal funds for their schooling.

    Do not take personal credit for your “achievements” if you are using the people’s money for your “projects”.

    If you really want to help those students finish their studies, then spend your own money and do not blame the government.

    Same goes to all the other politicians.

    You are there to make laws, not to spend money.

    Stupid pork barrel.

  • Barak_O

    kasuhan si dato

    bakit ginamit niya ang pork barrel pang scholar?

    kung gusto niya magpascholar mga estudyante, gamitin nya sarili niyang pera

    dapat sumulat din kay abad ang mga constituents ni aling mitos

    di na daw sila nabigyan ng buwanang pangyosi na galing sa pork barrel


    ano ba naman yan. barya lang yan sa ninakaw ng pamilya nila di pa masuportahan? gagamitin pa sa politika?

  • axe musk

    Kung para 20M na pondo sa scholarship progrma ng mga arroyo, e barya lang iyan, lalo na yung perang naiwan ni Jose Pidal (suma-impyerno nawa kaluluwa nya) sa lupa ……. Di na nila kailangang gamitin ang pondo ng bayan….. At iyang mga scholar nila, pihado katulad din ng utak ng mga arroyo iyan balang araw…. at cgurdo sa pmilya arroyo nila tatanawin na utang na loob ang kanilang pagiging scholar at hindi sa taong bayan na cyang pinagmumulan ng pondo ng gobyerno…Mahirap lang din ang pamilya ng mga kinukuhanan ng tax…. Mag pulitikong magnanakaw lang ang maluwag at masarap ang buhay sa Pilipinas….

    • Pitbulldog

      Mga tulad nyong makikitid ang utak, dapat pinagtatali tali ng alabre at pipinapain sa mga pating.  Di na mapapakinabangan yang pag-iisip na ganyan.  Para na kayong nakadikit ng epoxy sa bumbunan ni Simeon.

  • Jokerrr Arrroyo

    ano ba yan DAtu, pwede mo nmn gamitin yang kayamanan nyo kung bukal tlga sa loob mo yung pagtulong sa kababayan mo. tsk tsk tsk. .. At sa mga eskolar ni datu mag antay kau pera ng taong bayan yang pinapaaral sa inyo. di nyo pera yan kapal nmn ng mukha nyo kami nga milyon ang tax wala nakukuha sa Gobyerno. mag antay kau. 

  • http://yahoo.com koy-bili

    If it was taken from the PDAF I supose for it be better termed as scholar ng bayan not Dato Arroyo’s.  Aba’y galing pala yan sa tax bakit aangkinin nitong taong ito at ginagamit pa upang siraan ang iba.

  • dannyflorencio

    Akala ko ba daang matuwid itong gobierno na ito ? mas bulok pa pala ito sa mga nakaraan eh !!

    Pag kalaban ka sa politika dusa ang nasasakupan mo pero pag kakampi kahit pa may kasong plunder at graft and corruption sa ombudsman ina-aapoint pa rin tulad ni tupaz at nereo Acosta na parehong bulok.

    Pasensiya na lang kayo kasi kung yung mga hacienda Luisita farmers dekada inalipusta at ung iba pinatay pa ng pamilya ng sira-ulong pangulo buti nga kayo yan lang ang inabot niyo. Walang kunsensiya yang taong sinulatan niyo lumaki kasi yan sa pagkain na pinaghirapan ng mga magsasaka kaya wala talagang pakialam sa mahihirap yan. Sabi nga sa isang twiiter account sa kanya siya ay isang callous, heartless at insensitive na tao. Isama mo na din ung sinabi ni Ambassadot Kinney ng US sa kanya na unassuming at diffdent na tao yan.

  • dgboy

    akala kasi ni Dato kasi si Gloria pa nakaupo,  na pawardy wardy lang ang accounting. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LA4E2HYYGJGVZ3UJYRI36CBQDA ahock

    sabi bi Abad malaki daw PDAF ni Dato nung panahon ni GMA… Ok given that but the students wrote the letter now na walang funds…. Kawawa naman mga students. Biktima ng pulitika….

  • neverwint3r

    ano ba yan, pati mga bata dinadamay pa sa politika at vendetta? ito talagang si abnoy oo

    • Francis81

      Wala kasing paki alam si Pweenoy kahit nagdurusa yung mga bata.  Hanngang komportable siya sa buhay niya wala siyang paki alam sa mundo. Palibhasa “psycho” kaya may sariling mundo!

  • Pitbulldog

    Asal Mongoloid talaga itong P-noy na ito.  Talagang kin-career na ang KKK nya.  Di naman ganyan ka-timawa si GMA noon laban sa oposisyon, di ba?  Pero itong nagmamagaling na akala mo napakalinis na tao, lumalabas ang tunay na kulay – walang kunsinsya at sentido komon.  In short, timang talaga.

    • MrsPidal

      di naman nga ako ganung katimawa.. SOBRANG TIMAWA lang naman!

    • Fool_Of_Mercy

      bkit b sobra galit mo s akin? cno b gusto mo maging lider? or ikaw na kaya mamuno, gusto mo? parang napakagaling mo eh. ano b nagustuhan mo s mga nagawa ni pandak? bka kaya ko ding gawin, gagawin ko para SAYO… ?

  • cute79

    Mr President kung talagang ang hangarin mo ay mwala ang korapsyon sa pinas,PLEASE TANGGALIN NA ANG PORK BARREL!

  • OFW_Dubai


  • jimmy_maranan

    Bakasyon na kasi kaya kailangan ni
    Dato ng pangpasyal.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/ASDKEKVZ3AY5BD33P3FOAWJB3U joy

      Sana fair naman ang govt bakit pag opposition hinahanapan nila ng accounting pag iba dyan kakampi nila wala accounting…Be transparent


    Arroyo’s scholars … waiting for the PDAF. 

    Therefore they are government scholars funded by government funds. 


  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CZS2DG54GHTF7WV34AKNR6JSRE ferds

    Sumobra tipid ng gobyerno pati konting dagdag na allowances sa manggagawa ng gobyerno hindi na binigay almost 2 years na.   ABAD siguradong talo ka na sa Election.

  • NoWorryBHappy

     Dato Arroyo has a pork barrel ? And he has scholars ? This is one reason why pork barrel must be SCRAPPED. It is A source of corruption. His scholars will get 100 pesos for every 1,000 pesos he pockets. And better still, release the money to the coffers of the districts of Camarines Sur that are affected and the money given directly to the scholars or government projects. The money must not be released to politicians, corrupt or otherwise. The pork barrel is money owned 
    by the people, not Dato Arroyo. It should go directly to them. Every cent must be accounted for.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/ASDKEKVZ3AY5BD33P3FOAWJB3U joy


      • gikiness

         sinisingil out ang mga garapal mangurakot,  more  than 100M kaya ang pork barrel na mastalang ang average ay 70M, gets mo???

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YAU43R25CAHGNYPHE6HLAM3V6Y Benjamin

        tanong ko lang…staff ka ba ng mga arroyos??? 

  • 14nono29

    mga iskolar pala kayo ni dato, bakit ki pnoy kayo humihingi? e ke dato na kayo humingi. otherwise, iskolar namin kayo, ang ibig kong sabihin ng namin yung mga taumbayan na nagbabayad ng tamang buwis. 

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/VE7FOU3LEDDIOOB2GN2LQF2MGE Al

      Binulsa kasi ni Dato yung PDAF nya!..hahaha..Di naman tunay na Bikolano yan si Dato, ni hindi nga makatulog yan dun sa pinatayuan nya ng bahay sa Bikol kahit ng 1 gabi!..

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YAU43R25CAHGNYPHE6HLAM3V6Y Benjamin


  • Francis81

    Butch Abad huli ka! Sabimo kasi na release na ang PDAF ni Cong. Dato. Sinungaling at hipokrito talaga itong Admin ni Pweenoy! Pwee!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YAU43R25CAHGNYPHE6HLAM3V6Y Benjamin


    • epros

      Gawain nila Dato at Micky noon.

  • muddygoose

    Haha may scholars pero pera ng bayan ang ginamit. Napaka-galante naman ni Dato, lalu na kung pera natin ang pinamimigay. Ilagay nyo na lang sa state universities ang pera para yung mga pumasa sa entrance exam ang makinabang. Gusto nyo hawak nyo kung sino ang “scholar” para may utang na loob taong bayan sa inyo. Lame.

  • louie

    it’s either true or “scholars” helping Dato Arroyo to create a little controversy. May masabi lang sa admin na kinakawawa sila.

  • KonsensyaNgBayan

    Sa lahat ng Scholars, Mga Scholars ni Dato ang hindi nakaka-alam na hindi naman sariling pera ang ginagamit at pinantu-tustos sa kanila. Boto lang ng mga parents at pamilya niya ang gusto!!…Manloloko ang tawag dito at Scholars ay naloloko!!…Eh kung natalo na siya at wala…e di wala na din ang Scholarship ninyo….I-consider ninyo na lang na wala na siya kaya wala na kayong Scholarship…Dahil hindi naman niya kayang mag-palabas ng sariling pera galing sa nakaw na kaban ng bayan..

    • Andres_Bagumbayan

      Hindi lamang si dato ang dapat mong batikusin….karamihan sa tongresman ay ganito…lalo na iyong mga kapanalig ni noynoy at arroyo!!!!

  • Diablo_III

    Yung mga scholars na iba e cut na yan kasi naging militante at palaging sumisigaw sa daan. DIto sa Amerika mga studyante mag apply ng loan sa gobyerno para makapagbayad sila ng tuition at kung makatrabaho na babayaran nila ang gobyerno. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UWISP2YXGDQ7K2SIX2GI37B2EI Darwin

    Yang pork na yan talaga self serving sa congressman. Pwede nang ibulsa, pwede pang pang kampanya. Tanggalin na yan!

    • Andres_Bagumbayan

      ayaw ni noynoy…mawawalan siya ng kakamping mga buwaya sa kongreso!!!daang matuwid,di ba?

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UWISP2YXGDQ7K2SIX2GI37B2EI Darwin

        tumigil ka. napaka idiotic ng sagot mo.

  • mikerocky

    It is truly unfair for the DBM to hold the release of the PDAF of Datu Arroyo. Its no excuse that he is not pro-government, no matter how you look at it it is still abuse of authority on their part.

    In the same manner that DBM likewise abused its authority to take from the Public Health Care Agencies their authority to determine their respective savings from where these agencies take their respective benefits granted them by the Magna Carta for Public Health Workers. That is precisely the reason why the monthly hazard pay of public health workers, which amounts to 25% of their salary, which they are regularly receiving on a monthly basis since the time of the Presidency of Fidel Ramos has been unceremoniuosly stopped starting January 1, 2012 at the imprimatur of the DBM.

    Imagine countrymen, public health workers or government health care workers such as doctors and nurses just lost 25% of their monthly income amidst the rising oil prices and all other consumer products. ONLY during the term of PNOY!

    Never in our wildest dream that we will be more mired in financial distress when we supported PNOY in his Daan Matuwid theme. Never have we thought that this theme connotes the deprivation of 1/4 of the monthly take home pay of public health workers. 

    Can your government begin to imagine the hardship you have caused our families? May you receive accordingly in your respective families the consequence this immoral deprivation of lawful income of government personnel.

    • mikerocky

      To my co-public health workers, please do not make this salary deprivation the reason for your haphazard service to our patients. We may not have our hazard pay despite our exposure to hazards, but we must maintain the dignity of our profession. To channel our rage towards the patients we serve is unconscionable. Let us provide honest public service despite the said deprivation, otherwise we too shall receive the consequence of such abusive and immoral act by PNOY and his government.

  • http://www.facebook.com/renzo.guinto Renzo R. Guinto

    The act is valid, but scholars of PDAF should be made to understand that they are scholars of the nation, not of their congressman, and congressmen should acknowledge the fact that their PDAF is the taxpayers’, and that their seat was bestowed to them by the people.

  • white scorpion

    for sure, may BUMUBULONG na poolitiko. atat ng humawak ng pera. hindi kagaya noon na si mother pa ang prez. noon panahon ni nanay mo, di ba ganyan ang gawa niya. saka, di ba hindi talagang dapat humawag ng cash ang isang tongresman? according to palasyo, dinederekta na nila sa institution na concern. ……so!!!! sorry na lang. hindi ka makadekwat.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UWISP2YXGDQ7K2SIX2GI37B2EI Darwin

    Congressmen should focus on creating new, better laws. Not these priority projects that most of the time end up as nonsense with most of the funds only diverted to the pocket of the tongressman.  

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