On with the August 26 “Million People March to Luneta”

“Stop pulling our legs, Mr. President. All ‘pork’ and ‘pork-like funds’ must be abolished permanently!” This is the response of Edwin Bustillos, APL Deputy Secretary General, to PNoy’s declaration this morning that, “it is time to abolish PDAF.” “What we heard is a promise to do away with PDAF, but not to discard with Pork…

‘Citizens’ audit’ for all PDAF funds of legislators, and ‘pork-like funds’ of P-Noy and Binay – APL

TO EFFECTIVELY address the rampant and well-entrenched pork barrel scam, the multibillion-peso Priority Development Assistance Fund allotted yearly to senators and congressmen must be abolished, and a “citizens’ audit” must be convened and provided with sufficient powers and resources to thoroughly examine the PDAF – as well as the “pork-like funds” of the President and…

Pork barrel must be abolished as it reinforces corruption and political patronage – APL

IF THE conditional cash transfer (CCT) that is not coupled with jobs generation, the flagship “antipoverty” program of the Aquino government, could breed dependency and mendicancy among the poor, the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) or pork barrel of politicians, on the other hand, has institutionalized corruption and political patronage. The Alliance of Progressive Labor,…