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Militant party-lists not getting their pork

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Rep. Raymond Palatino. Photo taken from congress.gov.ph

MANILA, Philippines—Even militant lawmakers belonging to the administration coalition are receiving shabby treatment from Malacañang—just like the family and allies of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

Kabataan Rep. Raymond Palatino revealed that he and some of his colleagues from militant party-list groups had not received their P70-million allocations this year from the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF), or pork barrel.

“I confirm we have not received any releases for our projects from the PDAF this year. No word from the DBM (Department of Budget and Management),” said Palatino, adding that they were able to get their share of pork during the first year of the Aquino administration without any hassles.

Gabriela Rep. Luzviminda Ilagan said: “We are still waiting for the releases. We are worried because we have committed these funds to hospitals and all our funds have been used up. What can the poor women access now?”

Ilagan said Gabriela had scholarship grants and water projects that have been affected by the delay in its pork barrel release.

Budget Secretary Florencio Abad Jr. offered no explanation, however, saying that, “you have to ask them.”

Abad pointed out that at least two of the seven party-list representatives from the Makabayan bloc got their PDAF releases—Anakpawis Rep. Rafael Mariano and Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares.

Aside from Palatino and Ilagan, their peers who had yet to receive a centavo of their P70 million annual allocation are Bayan Muna Rep. Teodoro Casino, Gabriela Rep. Emmi de Jesus and ACT Teachers Rep. Antonio Tinio.

The zero-pork barrel Makabayan members are now in the same boat as the allies of Arroyo, now a Pampanga representative currently under hospital detention.


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Tags: Kabataan Rep. Raymond Palatino , militant party list , PDAF , Philippine Congress , Pork barrel , Priority Development Assistance Fund


  • tata_boy

    bakit kailangan ng mga mambabatas ang pork barrel? ang trabaho nila ay gumawa ng batas para sa ikabubuti ng bayan.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/KAAEZZZL7OMMZ5K4KCFETADLSM jerome

       Agreed….nag tataka nga ako bakit nila kailangan ng pork barrel samantalang nasa batasan at senado naman ang opisina nila? Ito ang pinaka malinaw na korupsyon sa systeman ng pamahalaan.

    • holydonkeyballs

      Sa teorya, ginagamit nila yung pork barrel para paunlarin ang probinsya o distrito na nirerepresenta nila. Kasama dun ang pagpapagawa ng daan, improvement ng hospitals at iba pa.

      Pero pansinin ang unang dalawang salita ko, “Sa teorya” hehehe

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/VJJCQJW3WYFG5STFXINFSZBRRQ Alfred

         Party list did not represent any district or province. Party List and PDAF must be abolish…

    • http://www.dafk.net/what/ Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

      hmmmm. research siguro?

    • Lakan Dupil

       Good question. Ang trabaho nila ay gumawa ng batas at hindi magpatupad ng batas. Ang PDAF ay dapat tanggalin na at ang budget dito ay ilagay sa mga programang ipinatutupad ng Executive branch.

    • divictes

      “…in aid of legislation?” he he he

  • blainz

    Stop whining, take your pork barrel from the NPA’s “revolutionary tax”, and leave us alone.

    • vinzerx

      Please, wag din sila kumuha dun, kasi ibig sabihin nun may iipitin nanamang mga inosenteng kababayan natin sa mga lalawigan sa “koleksyon”.

  • CPCook

    I just checked DBM website and I appears that these reps actually received their PDAF. DBM website for PDAF contains detailed information on how much they received and where the money was used. So, what is this new gimmick by these people? KSP?

  • ealicer

    ABOLISH THAT FCKING PORK BARREL!!!!!

  • julymorning

    MERON NAMAN PALANG BINIGAY DBM SA INYO E. ANO BA PAKULO NG MGA REBELDENG ETO? AT ITONG PALATINONG IRE, BAKIT KAYA NANALO ETO? HALATANG WALA NAMAN UTAK AT MONGOLOID PA. TAKAW PA SA INTERBYU, WALA NAMANG KABULUHAN SINASABI. DAMI TALAGANG MGA BOBONG PINOY KAYA NANANALO ANG MGA WALANG KWENTANG MAMBABATAS NA ETO. KUNG IMBISTIGAHAN ANG MGA SUBERSIV NA ETO, POSIBLENG 1 PORSYENTO LANG BIGAY SA MGA ADBOKASIYA KUNYARI, PERO 99 PORSYENTO AY NASA BULSA NILA. KAWAWA ANG MGA MAHIHIRAP AT MGA LABOR UNIONS NA NILOLOKO NILA SA KANILANG MGA GRUPONG SUBERSIBO. KASI KADA RALLY AT MGA KASO NILA AY MAY KONTRIBUSYON, PERO SA MGA BULSA LANG NG MGA LIDERES NILA NAPUPUNTA. PERO KASALANAN DIN NG MGA WALANG UTAK NA COMELEC KUNG BAKIT PINAPAYAGAN ANG MGA PARTY LIST NA HALATA NAMANG MGA MAGNANAKAW LANG DIN AT MANNGLOLOKO, KASAM NA DIN DYAN YUNG KAY BERDUGONG PALPARAN AT KAY BADING NA MIKEY AROYO MA REPRESENTATNTE KUNO NG MGA SIKYU. KAGAGUHAN TALAGA!!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/5TENDBNOVQRJEKFPV76D2N4XUM Socorro

    It is because your projects are redundant with the  other militant party list groups. Ang hirap sa inyo you are  just using those poor for your front and to get into power and position. Why not ask from the BAYAN and MAKABAYAN pare- pareho lang naman kayo. You will just use the money to destroy the democratic image of our country  to push thru with your communist ideals.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/TP6YY66XPT63YFGHDKYTMIO4CM Daniel

    Nagsusumigaw ang katotohanan!………maliwanag pa sa sikat ng haring araw!……..and hangad lang talaga ng mga hinayupak na ito ay “kwarta”, “pera”, “salapi”, “datung” at “atik”…….Mga anay kayo ng lipunan!

  • generalproblem

    ang purpose ng pork barrel ay parang isang carrot na nakabitin sa ilong nung donkey. ginagamit ito ng presidente para suhol sa mga mambabatas na ipasa ang isang bataa na guto na ipasa tulad ng budget. kasi pag wala ang pork iipitin ang presidente so walng budget ang gobeyerno. so ang dalwang parte ng gobyermo na ito ay nag iipitan lang o sa madaling salita nagbibigayan lang

  • m1600

    nag rekramo na ang mga militante na naging mga TRAPO pag pera talga ang pinag usapan nagiging swapang na maski mga mapag kunwaring makabayan.

  • Sniper_elite

    ANO BA YAN!!!!…..nag aaway na sila dahil sa “PORK BARREL”
    LAPIT NA KASI ELEKSIYON……Kawawa ang Masang Pilipino….Meron ka ng binabayarang VAT
    sa mga binibili mo…meron kpang TAX na oligadong bayaran…di mo naman maramdaman o pakinabangan….napupunta lang sa PORK BARREL nilang lahat…maawa naman kyo sa sambayanang PILIPINO….

  • disqusted0fu

    maybe they are not kissing up to the administration that well. a little more boot-licking might do the trick.

  • tunderlulo

    dapat lang na huwag ibigay at dapat pang maalis sa comelec ang mga militante na ito kasi ang pork barrel nila’y gingamit sa pagbili ng armas ng mga kasamahan nilang NPA. Napagag kasi ang mga gumawa ng batas na maihalal sa kongreso ang mga militanteng grupo ng komunista

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VJJCQJW3WYFG5STFXINFSZBRRQ Alfred

    Because you party list cannot justify where will you spend the PDAF or Pork Barrel….

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QZZKXPEA67I7HELEIYM35QVYFA Jon

    I guess you’ll just have suck this government’s azz much harder. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4R3GZTGML26TV2VGS6RVHP2THM Fred

    obvious ba?

  • damiranda126

    Pork barrel?  For the leftists or communists group?  Get your pork barrel to from the National Democratic Front you bastards!



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