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Bishops to tackle antipork bill

Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma: At the helm of people’s initiative FILE PHOTO

Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma is expected to present to the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) a draft bill seeking to permanently scrap the presidential and congressional pork barrels through a people’s initiative.

Posted: July 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

5 things you need to know about People’s Initiative Against Pork Barrel

The Pork Barrel Abolition Act

The Abolish Pork Movement has announced their plan to pass a law that would permanently prohibit all forms of lump sum discretionary funds, or pork barrel, in government through a People’s Initiative.

Posted: July 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Drilon discounts need for law to permanently end pork barrel system

Senator Franklin Drilon  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Senate President Franklin Drilon said there is no longer need to pass a law permanently banning the controversial “pork barrel” funds, citing a Supreme Court’s decision, declaring it unconstitutional.

Posted: July 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Antipork groups try people’s initiative

anti pork barrel movement

After joining marches to protest pork barrel theft, “faceless” citizens should now level up and use the power of their pens to pass a law that will permanently ban the corruption-prone lump-sum fund from the national budget.

Posted: July 1st, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

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 »