Lawmakers file bill to abolish pork barrel

Posted at 07/18/2013 10:01 AM
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MANILA - ACT teachers party list Rep. Antonio Tinio and Anakpawis Rep. Fernando Hicap filed a bill abolishing the priority development assistance fund.

House Bill 1535 shall prohibit the President from providing a budgetary item or including in the proposed budget submitted to Congress every fiscal year lump sum allocations to the PDAF and other lump sum discretionary amounts.

Aside from the legislators' pork barrel, the bill shall also abolish the Presidential pork barrel funds, such as the President's Social Fund sourced from revenue-generating agencies like PAGCOR, PCSO, and the Malampaya Fund.

Mornings@ANC, July 18, 2013