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

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 »

Antipork forces vow to hit 10M signatures

Organizers of the people’s initiative to abolish the pork barrel system on Monday said they expected the Aquino administration to try to derail the campaign, but vowed to press the drive for 10 million signatures and force Congress to scrap what they believed was the source of official corruption in government.

Posted: August 26th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Protesters say outrage over pork not enough

GOLDEN PIG AS NEW IDOL  Members of organizations taking part in the “Stand Up, Sign Up” people’s initiative against all forms of pork barrel at Rizal Park in Manila take cover from the heat under a giant papier-mâché golden pig.  RICHARD A. REYES

Outrage over the pork barrel is not enough. Filipinos must turn out and sign up for a people’s initiative for the enactment of a law that would abolish once and for all that source of political patronage and official corruption.

Posted: August 26th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Baguio activists launch signature drive for law vs ‘pork’

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 »

At least 10,000 sign up for people’s initiative vs ‘pork’, say organizers

anti-pork signatures

At least 10,000 citizens signed up at Rizal Park alone on Monday for the People’s Initiative against the pork barrel system, based on the unofficial tally made by the protest organizers.

Posted: August 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »