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CHEd chief says lawmakers got P14M each from realigned pork

Patricia Licuanan

The Committee on Higher Education (CHEd) has admitted that lawmakers received P14 million each from the P4.1 billion realigned pork barrel funds that the CHEd received in this year’s budget.

Posted: August 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

‘Congress can’t repeal anti-pork barrel law passed through people’s initiative’

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House of Representatives, Congress

Congress cannot repeal an anti-pork barrel law approved by the people through a people’s initiative, a lawyers group said on Tuesday.

Posted: August 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Baguio activists launch signature drive for law vs ‘pork’

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Baguio Abolish Pork Barrel Movement

A group of activists launched the summer capital’s version of the “abolish pork” movement, aiming to gather signatures of the more than 150,000 voters here, as the city’s contribution to a people’s initiative for a law banning the pork barrel in the national budget.

Posted: August 25th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Palace asks: What pork?

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On the eve of a massive protest to be held at Rizal Park in Manila on Monday, Aug. 25, Malacañang on Sunday maintained that the graft-ridden pork barrel had been scrapped. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

What pork? Define pork. On the eve of a massive protest to be held at Rizal Park in Manila on Monday, Malacañang on Sunday maintained that the graft-ridden pork barrel had been scrapped.

Posted: August 25th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Protesters seek 6M signatures to kill pork once and for all

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Looking properly porcine, young activists push for the abolition of the graft-swamped pork barrel during a protest rally along Taft Avenue in Manila.    RICHARD A. REYES/INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The different groups behind the people’s initiative campaign to wipe out the pork barrel tradition in Congress are aiming to get as many as 10 million autographs or nearly double the minimum threshold needed to make this proposal cemented into law.

Posted: August 25th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

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