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People’s initiative vs pork pushed

Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Bayan Muna is pursuing a people’s initiative to forever ban the pork barrel in all its mutations—from the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) to the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP).

Posted: March 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

People’s initiative pushed for Congress to scrap ‘pork’

Bayan Muna representative Neri Colmenares. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

A signature campaign to pressure Congress to pass a bill abolishing the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) or pork barrel is being pushed by various anti-pork groups Saturday.

Posted: December 14th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Drilon accuses former chief justice Puno of ‘politicking’ over ‘pork’

Former Chief Justice Reynato Puno. INQUIRER file photo

Senate President Franklin Drilon on Wednesday accused former Chief Justice Reynato Puno of “politicking” after he warned of chaos if the people’s initiative to scrap the controversial “pork barrel” funds would fail.

Posted: October 30th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Militant groups support people’s initiative proposal

Former Chief Justice Reynato Puno. INQUIRER file photo

Militant groups on Tuesday said they will hold activities in support of former Chief Justice Reynato Puno’s “people power” against the pork barrel system.

Posted: October 22nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Palace unfazed by people’s initiative against pork barrel

Abigail Valte

Malacañang on Sunday said it was unfazed by the so-called “people power” against the pork barrel being organized by former Chief Justice Reynato Puno among the ranks of business, Church and civil society groups.

Posted: October 21st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

People power vs pork starts


Retired Chief Justice Reynato Puno has begun to marshal the resources and support of large civil society organizations to launch a campaign for a people’s initiative for passage of a new law that would abolish the corruption-tainted pork barrel and ensure the proper accounting of every peso that goes in and out of the state treasury.

Posted: October 20th, 2013 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Ex-SC chief Puno urged to join Cebu’s anti-‘pork’ coalition

Former Chief Justice Reynato Puno. INQUIRER file photo

A coalition of over 70 organizations in Cebu has urged former Chief Justice Reynato Puno to join their bid to pursue a national legislation that would abolish the graft-ridden pork barrel.

Posted: October 15th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

70 Cebu groups spearhead people’s initiative vs pork

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StudentS join the Anti-Pork Barrel rally at Plaza Independencia in Cebu City. CDN FILE PHOTO

A coalition of more than 70 organizations in Cebu is taking up the challenge of retired Chief Justice Reynato Puno for people to take the initiative to propose a law scrapping the graft-ridden pork barrel.

Posted: October 10th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Aquino defends DAP; ex-Chief Justice seeks people’s action vs pork

President Benigno Aquino III AP PHOTO

The Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP), a lump-sum fund that critics say is unconstitutional and another form of pork barrel that Malacañang controls, is here to stay if President Aquino had his way.

Posted: October 9th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Group invokes people’s initiative vs dynasties

Batasang Pambansa. FILE PHOTO

He said that of the 80 provinces in the country, 73 are controlled by political dynasties.

Posted: July 18th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Civil society group files FOI bill on behalf of Filipino people

STREET LOBBYING With five sessions left before the 15th Congress adjourns, militant groups troop to the House of Representatives to push for the passage of the freedom of information (FOI) bill, which finally reached the plenary on Monday. The groups say the measure, which is 20 years in the making, is the solution to the squabble over the alleged misuse of government funds. FILE PHOTO

It was not just the duly elected representatives who made sure to file their priority legislation early on the first working day of the 16th Congress.

Posted: July 2nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

‘Movement Against Dynasties’ launched in historic Baclaran Church


Another civil society group has joined the snowballing campaign against the rule of powerful political families, launching a signature drive in Baclaran Church, where similar movements that changed the course of the country’s history had been initiated decades ago.

Posted: February 17th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Kapatiran Party eyes people’s initiative against RH bill

Rep. Walden Bello, right, is hugged by supporters as the House of Representatives pass a landmark measure that would provide government funding for contraceptives and sexuality classes. AP

The leader of the political party Kapatiran said on Tuesday that Filipinos opposed to the reproductive health bill could resort to a people’s initiative to repeal the measure upon its signing into law by President Benigno Aquino III.

Posted: December 18th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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