'Pork' agencies get huge budget hikes
MANILA - Agencies known to have been the hiding places for congressional pork barrel funds are getting huge increases in the proposed P2.606-trillion 2015 national budget. Next year is the run-up to the May 2016 combined presidential-congressional-local ...
Cameron and Osborne accused of ‘pork barrel’ politics
David Cameron and George Osborne were accused by the Liberal Democrats of “cynically using public money to go after marginal seats”, after they arrived in Eastbourne to pledge £2m to rebuild its pier. The prime minister and chancellor turned up ...
No dap, no pork in 2015 budget
Next year’s national budget will have no controversial funding sources, House leaders vow LEADERS of the House of Representatives assured the people there will be no pork barrel and Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP)-like sources of funding for ...
What the 'pork barrel' is
"Pork barrel" refers to congressional allocations such as the PDAF, financial subsidies to local government units (FSLGU), and the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) lump sum allocations for infrastructure projects identified by Congress.
What next for Aquino and Congress?
MANILA, Philippines – PDAF, DAP and then what? It’s been a year since the pork barrel corruption scandal and one Janet Lim Napoles tarnished Congress with plunder. Next came the furor over the legality of the administration’s spending program ...