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By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective Now it’s the turn of Senate President Franklin Drilon to be investigated for the alleged overpricing of government projects, especially the Iloilo Convention Center. It could be remembered that it was Kabataan Party-list Rep. Terry Ridon who first brought to the public’s attention the alleged overpricing of the Iloilo Convention…

By Carol Pagaduan-Araullo Streetwise | BusinessWorld A year ago it had seemed that the spontaneous gesture of outrage by hundreds of thousands who converged at the Rizal Park to protest the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) anomalies signaled the end of congressional pork. President Benigno S. Aquino III, after vigorously defending the PDAF, then attempted…

On National Heroes’ Day| Students make a stand against pork barrel

“It is important that we make a stand on issues in our society because in the future, we too, will be confronted with the same problems plaguing our society. If we take a stand now, we not only fight for our right, but also for the future of the children.” – Alain Villegas, DLSU student

ACT Rep. Tinio names ‘focal persons’ related to illegal pork

ACT Rep. Antonio Tinio said the list of so-called “focal persons,” consisting of names and contact numbers of government employees of CHED, DoH, and DOLE, was distributed to House members April 22 this year. He called the list “another proof that President Aquino is secretly and illegally distributing pork to legislators despite the Supreme Court ruling declaring pork as unconstitutional.”

2015 budget: more pork, more debts – Kabataan partylist

In 2010, the yearend outstanding debt was just P4.36 trillion ($98.623 billion) and debt burden per capita was P46,377 ($1,049 for each of 94 million Filipinos). By next year, every Filipino would be indebted by nearly P63,000 ($1,425), no thanks to a fiscal program that remains dependent on loans. – Kabataan Partylist Rep. Terry Ridon…