Senators eye P300-M pork to be sourced from savings



Sen. Franklin Drilon did not see anything wrong with senators getting additional pork as he said the funds would be sourced from the savings of the Senate this year. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Senators are setting their sights on getting P100 million each in extra pork this year, on top of the P200 million they are already getting in annual pork barrel allocations, or the priority development assistance fund (PDAF).

Sen. Franklin Drilon said a number of senators were looking to get additional fund allocations for their pet projects. He did not say how much the senators would get in extra pork.

But one senator who asked not to be named said most of his colleagues were looking forward to getting up to P100 million.

Drilon did not see anything wrong with senators getting additional pork as he said the funds would be sourced from the savings of the Senate this year.

Besides, the money would be used to fund “meaningful” projects nationwide which would benefit a wider population, he said.

“Any senator can ask for additional funds on top of their pork barrel but this is subject to the approval of President Aquino,” said Drilon.

Drilon could not say how much savings the Senate had generated this year. Based on the General Appropriations Act of 2012, the Senate has a budget of P2.853 billion of which P1.3 billion was for personnel services and P1.462 billion for maintenance and other operating expenses.

The reported grant of extra pork came after senators voted to oust Chief Justice Renato Corona in March and approved the sin tax bill earlier this week, right in the midst of the crucial vote on the reproductive health bill—to mention three of Malacañang’s most desired outcome from the Senate.

Not an entitlement

Budget Secretary Florencio Abad Jr. stressed that the extra pork was not an “entitlement” since the additional funds would not only need a clearance from Malacañang but also would be subject to the availability of funds.

But he said no senator had so far made a request for additional pork.

“As far as I know, no senator has received more than the P200 million each is allocated as PDAF,” Abad said.

As for the unused annual pork allocations of Senators Panfilo Lacson and Joker Arroyo who have consistently declined to touch their P200 million PDAF, Abad said the Senate could not declare these unused PDAF as savings and divide it among the rest of the senators.

That is, unless Lacson and Arroyo give their go-ahead for the other senators to divide their unused PDAF, he said.

But the budget secretary said the government could certainly put the two senators’ unused PDAF to good use.

“If left unused, the unused PDAF will bring down the deficit by the [same] amount. That’s good for our fiscal consolidation program,” he said.

Judiciary practice

The senators’ plan to utilize as savings the unused portion of their budget is similar to the judiciary’s practice of using their excess funds arising from money allotted for new job positions that went unfilled that year.

Ironically, Abad’s budget department frowned on this budgetary practice of the judiciary. Its attempt to transfer the allocation for unfilled positions in the judiciary in the 2012 budget triggered protests from judiciary employees last year.

Abad had proposed the establishment of a Miscellaneous Personnel Benefit Fund (MPBF) where all the unused hiring funds not only of the judiciary but also the Congress, the Commission on Elections, Commission on Audit, Office of the Ombudsman and the Civil Service Commission would be collected. The MPBF would be under the control of the President.

The bicameral conference committee vetoed the MPBF mainly because of fears that it would undermine the fiscal autonomy of these institutions.

DBM records showed that eight senators have PDAF releases of at least P200 million this year—Pia Cayetano with P260.185 million (P127.061 million continuing funds from last year’s allocation); Antonio Trillanes IV with P253.591 million (P53.591 million continuing funds ); Teofisto Guingona III with P224.4 million (P37 million continuing funds ); Francis Pangilinan with P222.85 million (P33 million continuing funds );  Gregorio Honasan; Lito Lapid; Miriam Defensor-Santiago; and Vicente Sotto III (each with P200 million).

If the senators get the P100 million extra pork, they will be able to use the funds into the next year, which is, crucially, an election year.

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  • John_Galt_II

    Walang kabusugan kahit na sinong pulitiko. Si Lacson at Arroyo lang ang medyo disente. Si Drilon tunay na baboy talaga. Projects kuno pero puro kickback lang.

    • jeffrey_01

      Lacson and Arroyo might take that later before their terms ended.  That will be big send off money. 

  • moshki

    …there goes my tax…

  • tadasolo

    stop this non sense. we need to change the law to inhibit all leaders for tapping into funds not specifically approved by law through the budget process. 

  • juno93

    Sobra na kayo….ang tatakaw ninyo!!!  Itulong kaya nyo lahat ng pork barrel nyo sa mga namatay sa unos….

  • kulittwit

    Walang alam ang mga apat na nag commment sa baba. Akala nila napupunta sa bulsa ng mga senador ang pera. Lahat ng pork barrel ay ina alllocate para tulungan ang mga projects na  hinihingi ng mga governors at mayors kagaya ng health centers, day care centers, irrigation system, public markets at iba pang infrastructures. Maraming LGUs ang hindi kayang magpagawa ng sabay sabay ng lahat ng infra sa locality nila kaya malaking tulong ang binibigay na pondo ng mga senador at congresman.

    Lahat ng pondo ay ina audit ng COA taun taon.

    • prangka

      The bottom line here is that they have no business doing executive jobs. Legislators sila. 

      • EOJ

         Kung ganun wag kang mag solicit kay congressman at senator para sa kasal, binyag, libing, fiesta, pa liga ng barangay, inter town, inter school, bola ng basketball, trophy, graduation medals, school blgds, classrooms, books, public market, health centers, roads, irrigation, bridges, water system, computerization, etc…..

      • jeffrey_01

        you should not!

    • Luthmar

      True, the pork barrels are supposed to finance all the infrastructures that you mentioned.
      But have you visited them?  The whole country complains for lack of schools, hospitals, etc.  After so many years in their positions as congressmen and senators, the country has not changed much.  About COA auditing the the funds, I’m not sure the pork barrels are subject to audit.

      I cannot believe how naive you are when you say, “walang alam ang mga apat na nag comment sa ibaba.”  “Akala nila napupunta sa bulsa ng mga senador ang pera.”  Wake up my friend.  You are in a dreamland if you really believe that the money is not pocketed by our dear politicians.  Just look at their lifestyles; mansions here and there, travelling business class (with the whole family) how many times a here, wives jewelries, luxury cars, children studying abroad.  Do you really think that with their salaries, which are paid by your tax money (if you are a contributor) they can afford all the few luxuries that I mentioned?

      • Raul Pasmado

        weeeh at huhuhuhu

      • EOJ

         Visit your governor or mayor. No doubt, they have asked financial assistance from congressman or senator for additional funds for their projects.

    • frudo

      nasan ang audit ng coa meron ba? magkano lang ba sweldo nila pero paano sila mamuhay?  pede nman iderekta ang pondo sa tlgang na ngangailangan ng fund pero bakit dadaan pa sa kanila  ayun punta ka sa health center. sa public school, sa palengke   at makikita mo at baka tanungin kung ano ang nangyari sa pork barrel nila.

      • EOJ

         Magtanong ka sa coa. tanga!

      • frudo

        mas tanga ka!!!

    • Raul Pasmado



      Are living in fantasy. You are assuming all these senators and congressmen are SAINTS, they are not and are using the pork barrel as kitty funds

      • EOJ

         Nobody saying they are saints.

    • Dog

      ULUL! lokohin mo lolo mong panot!

    • jeffrey_01

      Have you been to provincial hospitals?  They looks nice outside but get in and see the dilapidated windows, falling ceilings no medical equipments. 

      One day I hope you will be in an accident and treated in the local provincial hospital.

  • pokpok22

    Si Drilon pala me pakana nito. Tunay na kababuyan lamang ang nasa utak nang baboy na Drilon. Sabay na naka nganga naman itong mga Senatongs.

  • prangka

    These senators find it very difficult to moderate their greeds. The same people in robes who judged a former judge of corrupt pratices should also be judge of the same standard. Parang natatawa ako na naiinis picture pa ni Drilon ang nasa itaas tapos pork pa ang issue. 

    • Ding

      TO BE SOURCED FROM SAVINGS, hindi dahil sa greed, kundi hindi nagalaw dahil hindi greedy ang mga pinagkalooban…kaya, hindi manggagaling sa panibagong budget. Hindi pa naibibigay sinabi na kung sino ang mga puwedeng mag-avail…hindi itinatago kaya siguro naka-picture ang nagsabi…isang ejemplo ng transparency para suportahan sa kani-kanilang proyekto ang mga kasama sa Senado.

      Wala na ang panahong daan-daang bilyong nawawala, at walang nakalitrato dahil mga dinosaurs, buwitre at mga buwaya ang sumagpang, tulad ng pondo ng Malampaya, PCSO, bridge project scams, at iba pa.   Kung nagamit lang sa tamang paraan disin sana’y may mga kagamitan na tayo para matugunan ang mga pangangailangan sa mga kalamidad.

  • Luthmar

    Wow, pag nagkataon much dinero na naman ang mga senators.  P100m more for their pork barrel?  THE NERVE!    They shouldn’t even get a penny because they are lawmakers, not project managers.  If they have projects, send them to Budget and Finance Dept. for scrutiny and approval.  Then the money would directly go to the project managers (whoever the local govts. compose). 

  • Luthmar

    Good for the senate that it has some savings.  If the savings bother them, then move the money
    where it is most needed.  For example, use the money now to help our compatriots who lost everything, including their loved ones.  Why add P100 million more to your pork barrels.  Ano kayo sinuswerte? 

  • frudo

    ang  yayaman nyo na maawa nman kayo wag naman kayo masyadong dupang kaya maraming nagugutom na tao sa mundo dahil sa mga taong  dupang masyado, dapat nga i abolish na ang pork barrel na yan. at sana maging parliament na ang Pinas para mawala na rin kyong mga senador, Maliit lang ang bansa PInas kulang pa ng resources pero daming pinasusuweldo. daming magnanakaw. kaya ang kawawa ang mga Pilipino. nagkasya nlang sa pag oofw at yung iba ay ginawa ng karir ang pangangalakal ng basura.

  • frudo

    buti pa ang buwaya pag nabubusog tumitigil na eh etong mga to busog na masyado ayaw pa tumigil hindi na kain ang ginagawa lamon to the max na, di nman na aaudit ang pork barrel ninyo, 

  • Ding

    Maraming salamat sa pagsasa-publiko ng mga gastusing tulad nito bago pa ibigay ang mga pondong katulad nito para magastos sa kanilang mga proyekto.  Mas lalo sigurong magiging transparent, para hindi magamit ng mga naninira at magligaw ng paniniwala, ay BANGGITIN DIN NG MGA SUMUSULAT NG NEWS KUNG  PARA SAAN ANG MGA PONDONG TULAD NITO. At sana ay nabanggit din na bukod ang P10B pondong ready for disbursement para sa mga biktina ng bagyong Pablo.

    Hindi masisisi ang mga taongbayan dahil galit na sila sa mga nawawalang pondong hanggang ngayon ay hinahanap pa, katulad ng sa Malampaya Fund Mess, PCSO, bridge scam at iba pa.  Mga pondong dapat sana ay nagamit sa kapakinabangan ng taong bayan tulad ng mga facilities para makapagligtas ng buhay at maiwasan ang malaking pinsala sa mamamayan.

  • Raul Pasmado

    panginoon,parusahan nyo po,ang mga senador na swapang.

  • f5r

    ano yan bayad para maipasa ang RH bill…haaaaayyyyy nko NO.1 SOURCE OF CORRUPTION  YAN i donate niyo mga pork barel niyo sa AFP modernization mga hayop na politiko!!!!mga kababayan piliin natin iboboto natin….

    • Ding

      Sa headline pa lang, nakasulat na — SOURCED FROM SAVINGS.
      Hindi galing sa Malampaya, PCSO diversions, or any project scams.

      • gggrrrrrrr

        galing sa savings???..galing sa taxpayer yan..kung hindi nagagamit ng mga buwaya ang pork barel nila..ibig sabihin hindi nila alam kung saan talaga gagamitin..iabolish na talaga dapat yan..parang utang na loob pa ng taumbayan ngayon dahil natitipid ng mga senador ang pork..

  • Facilitator1

    Hindi kaya mga “so called fiscal experts”  ay mga experts na tukoy ni Gen Colin Powell, “Experts often possess more data than judgment”.

    Mga leaders ng bansa natin kulang sa diskarte para sa bayan…puro sila sila lang…Dapat ang Senado ay nag-proposed na 10% ng pork barrel ng mga senators for next year ay mapupunta sa mga bikitma ng bagyong, PABLO at sa rehabilitation of MINDANAO and the affected areas of typhoon, PABLO.

    IMHO: Dapat ang mga “savings” ng gobyerno ay gamitin sa mga tunay na may kailangan ng tulong (e.g. biktima ng bagyo, pantawid gutom, medical exigencies, atbp.) at hindi sa mga “pet projects” ng mga senators at kung may natitira pa–hindi sa mga congressmen…PEACE

  • tata_boy

    mga senatong at tongressmen, may konsensiya ba kayo? dapat ng matigil ang pork barrel dahil di ito sakop ng inyong sinumpaang tungkulin, di ninyo kailangan ang pork barrel para gumawa ng batas para sa bayan, maski sinong bobo ay alam ito, mahiya naman kayo.

  • randyaltarejos

    In this way, more people would want to become senators! Another way of fattening some of their pockets from commissions.

  • Mercurio

    nakakahiya naman kayo mga senators, ginugutom ninyo ang mga malilit na nagtratrabaho sa kaka-tax ninyo yun pala extra pork lang pala sa inyo yan. Be ashamed of yourself you penoy cronies

  • PinoyDude

    This news makes want to vomit.

    I hope the “meaningful” projects that these people are saying will not have the tagline “This is a project of Senator….. ”

    Mahiya kayo pera namin yan!

    Senators have a heart, so many people who were victims of the recent storm in Mindanao need that money.

  • azkal futbol

    hanggang kailan ba pananatilihin ang senatong at tongreso… para tayong nag-aalaga ng patabaing baboy. ang kakapal ng mga mukha, tapos pag umasta parang kanila ang pera.

  • Boodie

    Senator Drillon.. the face of Pork Barrel. pwe!

    • Facilitator1

      I share your sentiments regardless of political AFFILIATION…This a NO NO in light of the recent events in Mindanao and other affected areas…PEACE

  • $14334231

    money, money, money….always money… politicians minds….

  • Bantay

    hoy! ma kunsensya naman kayo!puro pera lang nasa isip ninyo.mga gahaman! mga sakim! pa ngungurakot na naman ang nasa isip ninyo.wala naman kayong nagawa sa Bayan! maraming nangangailangan mga kababayan natin biktima ng sakuna,mga mahihirap! sana tamaan kayo ng KIDLAT!!!

  • Horst Manure

    Refuse to vote unless there is a change..

  • kismaytami

    Siyempre kapag KKK approved kaagad!

  • Jorgegabriel

    We wont mind if you all Inrease you Salaries, Allowances, Bonuses, and other special privileged, For the truth we cant do anything about it, 
    Just please take a look at the Salary Standardization of the Rank and Files, Haven’t you heard of the PagAsa employee who missed his duty due to lack of Pamasahe? ?

  • abner

    oink na oink si drilon sa pork ah…

  • linoca

    Up to now, PERA – PERA  pa rin, in disguise of meaningful projects????  Kung ang mga senators ay ganyan, ano pa aasahan natin sa mga opisyal ng bayan , hangang kagawad ng Barangay?

  • Sabian

    DIYAN KAYO MAGALING! pet project! Sa 200 million niyo walang ngang nangyayari, dadagdagan niyo pa! Mga ganid!

  • Sabian

    Please pass the FOI bill so we know where every single cent of these millions are going. Kawawang plipinas dahil sa mga buwayang ‘to!

  • Fulpol

    the porky senator want more…. he is opposite to joker and lacson..

    • jeffrey_01

      The two donkeyholes will claim their pork close to the end of their terms.  Big send off money jackassss.

  • wakats

    Acccording to Ping, a lawmaker can make at least 20% (P40M) a year from their pork.  Including joker, the two could have made P480M each for the 12-year period or 2 terms from 2001-2013.

    Not unexpectedly, the porky-faced senators want an additional P100M each this year to be sourced from savings.

    It seems the 20% is not enough and they want more – like lolong? 

  • Yxon

    maraming chances na binigay para sa mga MEANINGFUL PROJECTS na yan, pero hikahos pa rin ang pinoy.  tantanan nyo naman, at ibigay na lang directlt sa mga services department in needs, DepEd, Health.   Malaking pera at tulong na yan sa kanila ang extra amount na hinihingi nyo.

  • Concerned Citizen

    An increase in pork instead of decrease?   Really?  What about the Congressmen?   How much will each receive on top of their current pork?    At this time when investor interest and public support revolves around the hopes of an anti-corruption effort?  Does the government realize the implication of this on the credibility of the government and the Corona impeachment?   This is a scandal that will set a new record in the country’s history of corruption and put the country in a tail spin.   Sen Drilon’s greediness is exposed here, unmindful of the consequences.  This plan should be abandoned.

  • Yxon

    Sens, do you really need the pork? Isn’t your work is only to LEGISLATE the laws of the land. BAkit makisawsaw pa kayo sa development? Hindi ba mas efektiv kung sa concerned executing departments na lang deretso ibigay?  Gawan nyo na lang ng system at laws para ito ay mapunta talaga sa project. Ang siste kung kanya kanya gawa ng proyekto, hindi nagcomplement. Ang labas white elephant, undernspecs pa, malfunctioning, at ineffective pa ang natapos na project.  hindi ba very ineffecient.  maawa naman kayo sa mga kababayan natin. lifetime yata hindi na makatikim ng kaginhawaan sa buhay.

  • Sabian

    List of things to be done for the REAL Daang Matuwid:
    – The FOI Bill
    – Anti-Political Dynasty Law
    – Anti-Epal Law
    – Removal of Pork Barrel

    Yan siguradong uunlad ang Pilipinas at mauubos ang corrupt! Hangga’t hindi umuusad yang mga yan, walang mangyayari sa Pilipinas. 

    • Buknoy Bisaya

      eh sila ang subject ng mga bill na yan…pano nila yan ipapasa?

      tingnan mo yung mga kakandidato sa senado ngaun…puro familiar names..angara, estrada, aquino, villar, cayetano, enrile,binay…

      sino pa?

      • Sabian

        Tumpak! Hangga’t nandiyan yang mga yan alam na.

  • $37644997

    I hope it doesn’t go to any ghost project.

    • Buknoy Bisaya

      you can only cling to your hope…that should translate to a vote.

    • Bantay

      lugmok na nga tayo sa kahirapan! gusto pang pulbusin sa mga walanghiyang mga senador! gagamitin lang pera na yan sa darating na eleksyon! hoy! mahiya naman kayo! maraming kababayan natin na salanta sa bagyo!!!

  • Milesaway

    Heto lang po ang advice ko sa atin magigiting na Senator.

    Allot your 100 million peso = 2.4 Billion pesos or kung hindi kahit kalahati lang.

    Then Construct Typhoon Shelter sa mga delikadong lugar sa buong Pilipinas lalong-lalo na sa Visaya at Mindanao…
    I’m sure this is the best project for our senator. kumpara sa Basketball Court at Shaded Area at nakasulat pa Donated by Senator X … nakakahiya kayo sa totoo lang?

    • Mansueta Schatz

      may hiya pa ba yan sila?

  • gikiness

    paki donate yan sa mga nasalanta ng bagyong Pablo

  • Ben can further do good to your country if you will build your own building inside Batasan complex to save lot purchase worth P200 million but you will only shell it out one time, the amount of P200 million per month rent to GSIS building in Roxas blvd bleeds the coffer a P1.2 billion per year, enough to fund Research and Development in the country, or elaborate road dike systems or additional funding for the health card systerms per year…

  • sam_aquino

    except for lacson & arroyo’s pork barrel, the P200M given to other senators before were not properly utilized…  after the bad experience we had during the last administration (many unfinished/ghost projects but funds were already out), it’s best that we just keep the money as is…  without the FOI, people would NOT be able know where their monies truly went…  it’s best to keep the P200M budget each senator, no more than that… 

    now for the first time, we have savings, we would rather keep at that, just SAVE IT…  it’s “savings” of taxpayers’ money…  we could put that “savings” to good use on emergency cases…

    just because we have saved last time does NOT necessarily mean we have to spend them next year, for what???  it’s about time for us, pinoys to learn how to save, starting from you – honorable senators…

  • Jimmy

    Pagdating sa kwarta, wala ng matinong senador, congressmen o tauhan ng gobyerno..!!! Yong mga nasalanta ng bagyo ay nangangailangan ng maraming pera para maayos ang mga tulay, karsada, eskwelahan, at mga munisipyong nasira…!  Ang ating military ay kailangan ang pera para makabili ng mabibilis na patrol boats, jet fighters,radars, at mga missiles para ipagtanggol ang bansa..!!!  Kayo namang mga senador eh naghahangad pa ng milyong milyong kwarta para sa inyong project na walang kakwenta kwenta..!!! Tamaan sana kayo ng bagyo, baha, lindol at kidlat…!!!!!! Mga ganid, suwapang at gahaman…!!!!!

  • Jimmy

    Wala man lang akong narinig sa mga milyonaryong congressmen at senators na magdadala sila ng tulong sa mga nasalanta ng bagyo..!!!!  Wala ba kayong puso’t kaluluwa…!!!!!?????????

    • EOJ

       Kailangan ba lahat naka press release?

    • Juan

      Meron – pusong maitim at masama at kaluluwang madilim pa impierno. Pinasasarap ang buhay nila dito sa lupa, then after death, tormented forever sa hell.

  • steadyready

    ayan diyan kayo magagaling at mabibilis pagdating sa pag-tamasa ninyo ng mga pork barrel…pero pagdating sa mga pagpapasa ng mga batas (FOI, RH, anti-dynasty,etc.) ay makukupad pa kayo sa pagong! eh kung dino-donate ninyo ang mga nasabing extra pork barrel sa mga nasalanta ng bagyo eh di mas naging makabuluhan pa ang pera ng mga taxpayers! tama nga ang bansag sa inyo mga buwaya!!!

  • Palku Kha

    mga buwaya! lalo na yan si Drilon.dagdag pa hirap kayo sa taongbayan.puro pera lang ang nasa isip! wala kayong awa! daming kababayan natin nangangailangan ng tulong…ang kapal ninyo!!!

  • southernsons

    Haaaa! P200 million kulang pa? That’s why they were eager to increase the sin tax para pala may kunan ng pondo para sa pork nila or in other words para sa sarili nila. OMG.

    At ano bang klaseng project ang ginagawa ng mga senators natin that it needs at least 200million a year? BWEEEECHITTTTTT!

    • Benjamin Brillantes


      • Juan

        Manggagatas in Coat and Tie or Barong Tagalog and expensive dresses.

  • beer_leader

    ang akala ko yung 300 milion na yun para sa mga nasalanta ng bagyong pablo,yun pala para lang lalong tumaba ang bulsa ng mga  P.I. nating mga mambabatas! dadagdagan ng 100 milyon ang isang napaka arogante at bobong senatong na si sotto?mga p.i. kayong mga makakapal ang mukha at masisiba tulad ni senator porky pig drilon.!  para sa mga pet projects niyo kuno na sa tutoo lang me kumisyon pa kayo pag pinagawa .mga animal !

    • Juan

      Para sa mga nasalanta nilang negosyo yan.? Baka yong iba para sa kulasisi… pang casino.?..pang shopping ng asawa ? pampagawa ng dagdag mansion? pambili ng mga Lexus, Range Rover, BMW, Mercedes Benz? O mga lupain ?

  • JamezMike

    It is ironic for trillanes who was crying during GMA administration about corruption but when he became a senator now, daig pa ang buayang si lolong kung humothot ng kaban ng bayan. nag exceeds pa sa maximum na 200M/yr at kinuha pa ang 53M…kapal ng mukha mo.

    • Juan

      Kasi ibinoto mo yata si Trillanes?

  • Albert Einstien

    gingawa nilang INAHING BABOY yung NATIONAL BUDGET…..dapat sa mga ito gawin sisig…lol

    • Ding

      Saan ba napunta ‘yong daan-daang bilyong nawawala sa previous administration?

  • Miguel

    Aniyan na naman, imbes na alisin ang pork barrel, dinagdagan pa. Grrrrrrrrrr! kagigil ang mga buwaya wlang kabusugan. Kaya pala nagkukumahog maging senador ang mga ito pati kapamilya.

  • Miguel

    Kailan ba tayo magkakaroon ng isa pang Marcos  o isang Lon Nol sa bayan natin para mabura ang mga ganid na mga pulitiko. 

  • Hagler

    At least 200 million per senator? ano ba mga accomplishments nyo? Itigil n yang pork barrel!

  • regd

    So, explain to me again why do people, especially the rich, literally kill each other just to get elected?

    • Juan

      Sabi nga ng mga Badjao: sa language nila na Sinama ang tawag sa pera ay “SIN” They kill each other because of ‘SIN’ [pera]

  • wakats


    In 2009, 8 senators did not touch their P200M porks thereby saving the government a total of P1.6Bn.
    The honor rolls: Noy Aquino, Ping, Joker, Chiz, Mar Roxas, Nene Pimentel, Trillanes & Villar.

    7 senators gobbled up their porks in full: jinggoy, enrile, angara, lapid, gringo, revilla & mirriam.

    7 others did not entirely spend their porks in full.  Actual releases: zubiri P199.9M; pangilinan P100M; Peter P198M; pia P130M; gordon P182M; Biazon P56M; and Jamby P44M.

    The top honors among voracious spenders was loren, who received P205.3M, P5.3M more than her allocation.  (source: philstar 5/7/11, by Jess Diaz)

    • agustin

       this data is old (2009) we need to know from the year 2011 up to the present. please inform us about this.

      • Ding

        Saka mayroon pang daang bilyong nawawala like the Malampaya fund mess, PCSO fund diversioin, the bridge project scams, to name of few…kung mare-recover ‘yon, WOW..noon pa nawala ‘yon bago naging Presidente si PNoy.  Ngayon, alam natin kung saan napupunta ang pondo, hindi nawawala.

    • Juan

      Si Pia Cayetano at Trillanes ay more than 200 million na release.  Hindi yata updated data mo bro.

  • est

    mga demonyong kayong nasa gobierno wala kayong ginawa kundi magnakaw

    • Juan


  • malek_abdul

    There must be an honest to goodness  auditing on the senators. Where did they use their PDAF and how much was used? How much was their kickbacks? Hindi nga malaman kung saan napunta ang pera ng bayan tapos magpadagdag na naman ng P100 million. Napakaswapang niyo naman. Wala ngang nakikitang pinagkakagastusan niyo sa mga PDAF niyo especially sa Mindanao. Maawa naman kayo. Ibinoto kayo ng tao para sila tulungan hindi para kayo ay magpayaman.

    • Juan


      • malek_abdul

        Kung makapag-comment ka naman para kang may kaaway. Naka-capslock ka pa. Pero mind you, hindi lang kami sa Mindanao ang mga botante. Mas marami kayo diyan sa Luzon.

  • KuyaDikongMakabayan

    tangna nyong lahat ng gumagamit ng prok barrel. di naman nyo trabaho ang projects. law maker kayo-kaya dapat yun atupagin nyo. unahin nyo na ang anti-dynasty law. puro kayo pabigat sa bayan. mga kahihiyan kayo ng lahi!

  • Justine

    wow P 300-M share your blessings naman!

  • Dog


  • RIGGS1220


  • olanski


    • Juan


  • John_Galt_II

    Halatang halata na nanakawin lang ng mga animal. Kung kaya ni Lacson at Arroyo na hindi lumamon ng baboy bakit kailangan pang dagdagan ni baboy Drilon ang kanyang kanin baboy?

  • RIGGS1220


    • Benjamin Brillantes


      • Juan

        Tingnan mong lahat ang mga senador na babae at lalaki- puro nagpapatabaan. Dati mga payat sina revilla, cayetano, trillanes at lahat sila pero ngayon…..Ikaw man bro sarap ng maraming perang hawak, kapangyarihan, posisyon, koneksyon at inpluensya -talagang tataba ka- kaya lang lahat ng mga grabe at dreaded disease at sicknesses dumadapo sa kanila at lalo na family problems.

  • sugbu

    There’s the BIG motivation…… a kind of tyranny within.

    ” It could probably be shown by facts and figures,that there is no distinctly Native Criminal Class except Congress “…..Mark Twain.

  • joshmale2004

    “Sen. Franklin Drilon said a number of senators were looking to get additional fund allocations for their pet projects.” Drilon should name these Senators para malaman natin kung sino pasimuno sa dagdag pork. 

    • Juan

      Ikaw naman huwag mo ng hilingin pa ki drilon- gusto naman nilang lahat, no need to name names.

  • Simoun Magaalahas

    Si drillion muka pa lang muka ng pork!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • John

    panagalawa si TRILLLANES sa pinakamatakaw sa KWARTA…TUTA NG CHINA………

    • Juan

      Binoto mo ba si Trillanes bro?

      • John

        HINDI at lalong HINDI sa sususnod na eleksyon…..

  • charles

    Kapal nitong si Jinggoy Estrada, pumunta ng Compostela Valley and nag-distribute ng relief goods, pero napaka-laki ng photo niyang naka emboss sa relief packs…eeeew… 

    • est

      bwesit talaga itong nga magnanakaw na ito at may balak pang mag vice presidente makapal ang mukha

    • Juan

      Pakitang tao lang, pero marami believe. Yong mga tao na believed sa pakitang tao ay mga tangang tao.Kaya maraming corrupt na nahalal sa gobyerno ay dahil ang mga naghalal sa kanila ay mga corrupt din. Bad companion corrupt good character sabi ng Bible sa Proverbs ni Solomon.

  • lolo_Jose

    Nakakapanginig ng laman sa galit ang mga hinayupak na mga senador at gustong dagdagan pa
    ang kanilang pork barrel..Daming naghihirap nating mga kababayan at ayan mga biktima pa ng
    bagyong Pablo ay alang makain at matirhan pero ang mga ganid na mga senador ay sarili lang nila iniintindi..Inang mahabagin anong klaseng mga tao ang naluklok sa senado?

    • Juan

      Sino po sa mga senador na ito ibinoto ninyo na mga ganid at hinayupak? Kung ibinoto ninyo alam na pala ninyong mga ganid at hinayupak.

  • Jon

    Kaya ka pataba ng pataba Drilon.
    Basta pork, walang kabusugan.

  • Benjamin Brillantes


    • Nilo C

      Igan kahit walang Pork Barrel meron pa ring Corruption. Magbasa ka ng kunti sa nangyayari sa ibang bansa. Hindi ma-alis yan kung yan ang gusto mong ma-alis. Ma-minimize lang siguro at hindi totally ma-alis. Ika nga sa sakit ay cancer na.

      • Juan

        Huwag na tayong magalit sa corruption. Ultimo mahirap may corruption din: tindera, taxi driver, jeepney driver, traffic enforcer, mga tatay na nagpapatakas ng pera sa asawa gayundin mga babae, etc….. Huwag tayong magalit sa malalaking buwaya, mas marami ang maliliit na buwaya na malakas kumain. Sas negosyo, maliit at malaki meron din, sa mga school private at public meron din corruption. Mga opisina meron din.

  • joshmale2004

    In fairness to Sen. Drilon, some Senators want to increase their pork barrel. Drilon was only answering the interview. He was not the proponent of this idea. He said “a number of senators….” But anyway, I hope Sen Drilon or the Senators with conscience will block this move.

    • Juan

      Malabong i block.  Ikaw naman ang maging senador iba block mo ba ang magiging favor sa iyo?

  • Benjamin Brillantes

    dapat gawin na lang ang NPA na bilang inbestigador/terminator ng gobyerno labang sa tiwali o magnanakaw sa bayan..yan ang dapat isa isip ng pamunuan ng CPP

    • Juan

      Sa NPA man may corruption din.

  • Jose

    Can someone make passing the FoI a requirement before ANYONE get a pork barrel increase?

  • Bengatibo

    Kulang pa ang 200 million na pork barrel??? Mahiya naman kayo. Ask Ping Lacson and Joker Arroyo why they do not take their pork barrel??? Because it is the main source of corruption and why the Politicians want to be elected. Tanggalin na ang pork barrel!!! Kailangan ba ito???

    • Juan

      Meron bang kahihiyan ang mga iyan. Laging gutom nga, laging kulang. Ang gaganda ng mga suto nila- coat and tie, barong tagalog na super mahal; kotseng milyon milyon ang halaga [ hindi sasakay ang mga iyan sa KIA Piccanto ] Bakit nag ba bodyguard ang mga iyan ng marami? Mga takot dahil maraming kinatatakutan.

  • Taiko_Kauna

    ganon pala kalakas ang agos ng pera sa senado na kahit nagpaligsahan na sila sa gastusan  may savings pa rin na balak nilang paghatihatian. MAKAPAL!!!

    • Juan

      Maniwala kang savings iyan?

  • Sniper_elite

     Yes…tanggalin ang pork barrel….taasan nlang suweldo ng  mga senador  at congressman…

    If they abolished the PORK BARREL…..meron pa kyang kakandidado…..

    • Juan

      Sang ayon ako diyan brod.

  • Barangkuag

    savings or not that money is still people’s money, and the safest way to secure it is to keep it away from “pig” politicians….idiots!!!!

  • wawa2172

    Pork source out from savings. How about re-programming the 300M Php to help the victims of Pablo. With thousands left homeless the 300M Php can be used to built houses . Pork Drillon like the lards in his body, he do not need so much pprk

  • mekeni62

    P100M each ang pinangako sa mga iyan nuong impeachment remember? naniningil na sila he he.

    • Juan

      Lumabas din ang tutuo. Nagagagalit pa ang mga senadong na ito na hindi raw sila pinangakuan ng 100 million each.  Heto na nga, pinalalabas nila na savings.

  • beer_leader

    sabi ng mga senatongs sa mga kapwa nila senatongs,” may savings pala natira sa pork barrel allocations natin this year, o pano pag hati hatian na lang natin at sabihin natin sa taumbayan na mapupunta naman yun sa mga bulsa natin este projects natin.”  kapaaaaaaaaaaaaaaal !

    • Juan

      Saang projects? waiting sheds? road humps? sarili nilang foundation? May isang senator nasa TV kangina namimigay ng karampot na tulong pero ang mukha niya nakalitrato sinlaki ng bag na lalagyan, tapos sasabihin: galing sa kanyang PDAF. 

  • jeffrey_01

    Can we say GOODBYE to our money.  Where did it went?

  • KenKhoy

    wow ang sarap maging senador ano?

    • jeffrey_01

      I agree.  Education, conscience, guilt, moral and criminal record is not required.

  • KenKhoy

    how insensitve of them talking about pork with etrxa sidings, when pablos victim and survivors are hungry and without shelter………. nakakasuka

    • Juan

      Hindi naman nila nararamdaman ang magutom,mabagyo, masiraan ng at maanod ang bahay, mamatayan at mawalan ng kabuhayan. Ang sasarap ng buhay ng mga senador na yan, akala mo makamahirap pero sila ang pinakahuling dumalo sa pagtulong o hindi tumutulong. Sino ba ang kaunaunahang sumasaklolo sa mga kalamidad? 

  • jeffrey_01

    No wonder actors, actresses, entertainers, smugglers, druglords, boxerchamp wants to be in Congress and Senate.  It’s more lucrative than what they earned and less risky and no accountability. Just copy and paste a law.

    They’re not satisfied, they want their wife, son, daughters and pets if possible to run for congress and senate.  LONG LIVE POLITICAL DYNASTIES.

  • $25214711

    Ibigay nyo nalang sa mga nasalanta ng bagyo. Patayuan nyo ng maayos na bahay.

    • Juan

      Malabong gawin iyan ng mga senators. Sa bulsa nila ilalagay dahil eleksiyon na.

  • katutubongfilipino

    sobra na mga pera nyo masyado na mataba ang pork gamitin sa typhoon recovery


    “Sen. Franklin Drilon did not see anything wrong with senators getting additional pork as he said the funds would be sourced from the savings of the Senate this year”

    Very well said. Yan ang tunay na statesman may delicadeza at very sensitive sa pangangailangan at dinaramdam ng ating mga kababayan na sinalanta ng bagyo. Dyan magaling ang ating mga politico

  • Vince Leonard

    Inuna pa ang kapakanan nila keysa FOI, bakit ba pinaparusahan tayo ng panginoon!

  • Len

    Wow ha..P200 M and more for each of the 24 senators and i bet each representative on congress run on the same figure..while Filipinos are still living on poverty.

  • batangsulpok

    Sobra na talaga sa takaw ng pera itong mga senador, nangangamatay na ang mga kababayan natin sa Mindanao dahil sa bagyo, ang inuuna ay pagpeperahan sa halip na ilaan sa mga tao ang pera, sa kanilang bulsa inuuna, wala ng pag-asang umasenso ang Pilipinas.

  • abbaj


  • Mang Teban

    Minamagic lang yan…siyempre nilakihan nila ang budget nila this year para sabihin may sobra pa palang pera na dapat paghati-hatian na lang kasi hindi naman panibagong budget ninyo bulok!

  • opinyonlangpo

    If the government saves some money, they split it among the government employees like bonus. It just proves that these greedy senators are really in it for the money and not necessarily for service of the country. Note which senator go for the savings and . . . . okey,  do what you want. 

  • mapicchu

    (Drilon did not see anything wrong with senators getting additional
    pork as he said the funds would be sourced from the savings of the
    Senate this year.Besides, the money would be used to fund “meaningful” projects nationwide which would benefit a wider population, he said.

    “Any senator can ask for additional funds on top of their pork
    barrel but this is subject to the approval of President Aquino,” said


  • nparvus1202

     Baboy na baboy sa kaswapangan itong si Drilon. Walang nasa utak itong mga senatong na mga ito kundi kung papaano pagkakakuartahan ang Pilipinas. Mga GANID!

  • boybakal

    Kaya pala tuwang tuwa tong si Drillon sa National Budget na Trillion.
    Yon palang increase ay para sa Pork Barrel ng Senador at Congressman.
    Kawawa naman ang taong bayan, pipigain na naman sa collection ni Kim Henares ng BIR.

  • Estong

    Most senators have four favorite projects that are recipients of their pork barrel, namely: their front left and right pockets and their two butt pockets. Plus minor projects, like Mrs. no. 2 & no. 3. Boo we  sits kayo!

  • Jack

    nagkakababuyan na sa senado. magmukhang pogi sana kayo kung yan ay ibigay ninyo sa mga biktima ng sakuna ng bagyong pablo

  • Jack

    ayon sa utos ni pnoy, lahat ng savings sa lahat ng sangay ng gobyerno ay mapupunta sa pundo ng presidente.

  • Jess

    Ha? Anong klaseng buwaya ito? Busog na, kulang pa? Anong “meaningful projects” ang pinagsasabi nyo? Sige, nga mag accounting kayo kung saan napupunta ang 200 million ninyo? We dare the Senators and Congress to give a public accounting of their “meaningful projects, kuno

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