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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 »

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