By TJ A. Burgonio
Hoping to repair the chamber’s tattered image, Senate President Franklin Drilon on Sunday vowed to lead his colleagues in scrapping their P4.8-billion pork barrel from the 2014 national budget.
By Gil C. Cabacungan
Senate President Franklin Drilon on Friday said it was “highly improbable” that fake signatures of senators would pass through the fine-tooth comb of the Senate finance committee, the upper chamber’s clearinghouse tasked to process and track all pork barrel and other spending allocations made by its 24 members.
By Christine O. Avendaño
, Norman Bordadora
The Supreme Court has stepped into the pork barrel scam controversy, ordering Congress to explain the legality of the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF).
By Cathy Yamsuan
The haggling for committee chairmanships among senators continues and Sen. Ferdinand Marcos Jr. hinted that Sen. Franklin Drilon’s ascent to the top post in the chamber could hinge on whether he can make “everybody happy” with their assignments in the incoming Congress.
By Norman Bordadora
Acting Senate President Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada said on Thursday he would have tried to prevent Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile from resigning as Senate President had he known that Enrile’s privilege speech would go beyond summarizing the accomplishments of the leadership.