President’s pork barrel should be abolished—INQUIRER.net poll
MANILA, Philippines—President Benigno Aquino III should also abolish his pork barrel, said a recent survey of INQUIRER.net.
The question posted was, “There’s a clamor to abolish the President’s pork barrel as well. Do you agree?”
From the 14,994 votes gathered as of Thursday early evening (October 10), those who clicked the “Yes” button or who agreed have 10,140 votes or 67.63 percent.
A total of 4,371 or 29.15 percent voted “No”.
Those who clicked the “Maybe” button totaled to 3.22 percent or 483 votes.
The President’s Social Fund has been regarded by critics of Malacañang as President Aquino’s pork barrel.
PSF is sourced from the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (Pagcor). Based on earlier INQUIRER reports, PSF in 2012 amounted to P2.028 billion.
This year, documents from Pagcor revealed the President’s pork is pegged at P2.25 billion.
In 2014, it has been projected to increase to P2.5 billion.
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