By Leila B. Salaverria
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.
By Jhoanna Marie Buenaobra
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.
Police on Sunday urged protesters to maintain peace during their rally on Monday against the pork barrel and the amendment of the Constitution at Rizal Park in Manila.
By Christian V. Esguerra
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.
By Gil C. Cabacungan
, Leila B. Salaverria
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.