The power struggle in the House of Representatives has nothing to do with lawmakers allegedly fighting to get a bigger slice of pork barrel funds, appropriations committee chairman Rep. Eric Yap said Monday (September 21).
Allies of House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano are able to enjoy large sums of pork barrel funds under the 2020 national budget due to the clever budgeting term, “for later release (FLR).”
Lawmakers are finding creative ways to get their hands on pork barrel funds even as the government is tightening its belt due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The turf war between supporters of House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano and Marinduque Rep Lord Alan Velasco has reached a new level as the latter’s camp disclosed the alleged multi-billion worth of alleged pork barrel funds inserted in the 2020 national budget
Party-list Cong. Mike Defensor said he would no longer demand an apology from Sen. Panfilo Lacson over accusations of alleged presence of Pork Barrel Funds for congressman in the proposed P4.1-trillion national budget for 2020.
Senator Panfilo Lacson has taken a potshot at members of the House of Representatives eager to get their hands on pork barrel funds as the word war over the proposed 2020 national budget continues.
Senator Panfilo Lacson doesn’t mind being likened to a child by members of House of Representatives who are irked by his allegations about the alleged pork barrel funds in the proposed 2020 national budget.
Senator Panfilo Lacson reminded Capiz Rep. Fredenil Castro about his role in the alleged illegal insertion of P95-billion worth of pork barrel funds in the 2019 national budget as the exchange of barbs between the Senate and House of Representatives continues to escalate.
Compliant umano sa Supreme Court ruling sa laban sa Pork Barrel Funds ang aprubadong 2020 budget sa Kamara.
Hinamon ni House Majority Floor Leader Ferdinand Martin Romualdez si Senador Panfilo Lacson na pangalanan niya ang umano’y kongresista na nagsumbong sa kanya na may multi-bilyong ‘pork barrel funds’ sa ilalim ng 2020 budget.
Former House Majority Leader Fredenil Castro (Capiz) has demanded an apology from Sen. Panfilo Lacson over his pronouncement that each congressman will receive P700-million worth of alleged pork barrel funds under the 2020 budget.
House Majority Floor Leader Ferdinand Martin Romualdez and his predecessor Capiz Rep. Fredenil Castro have urged Senator Panfilo Lacson to reveal his sources over the alleged P54-billion worth of pork barrel funds in the proposed 2020 national budget.
Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III sees nothing wrong if members of the House of Representatives have allocations in the proposed 2020 national budget as long as their pet projects are already in the General Appropriations Bill (GAB).
Each of the House of Representatives’ 299 members won’t receive a uniform allocation of P100 million under the proposed P4.1-trillion national budget for 2020, House Ways and Means Committee chairman and Albay Rep. Joey Salceda said Thursday (September 19).
Senators Sonny Angara and Franklin Drilon have vowed to go through the proposed P4.1-trillion national budget for 2020 with a fine toothed comb as fears persist that it contains billions of pesos in pork barrel funds.
Drones may turn out to be quite a useful weapon against pork barrel funds, including those retained in the P3.7-trillion budget for 2019.
Malacañang assures that the proposed 2019 national budget would be free of pork barrel funds.
Malacanang has assured that the proposed 2019 national budget would be free of pork barrel funds.
Deputy Speaker Prospero Pichay said that itemized amendments in the proposed 2019 budget cannot be considered as ‘pork barrel funds.’
House Majority Floor Leader and Capiz Rep. Fredenil Castro (Capiz) revealed that the P190-billion ‘institutional amendments’ made by senators were all in form of ‘lump sums’ and can be considered as ‘Pork Barrel’ funds.
Sen. Panfilo Lacson is ready to fight to the bitter end the inclusion of billions of pesos in pork barrel funds in the P3.7-trillion national budget for 2019.
Rep. Lito Atienza accused Sen. Ping Lacson of deliberately distorting the meaning of Pork Barrel Funds
The allegations against Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno that he was behind the insertions in the proposed 2019 budget is an attempt to divert attention from the alleged pork barrel funds issue, says Malacanang
Members of the House of Representatives may stand to get at least P60 million each in pork barrel funds, if the House version of the P3.757-trillion budget is passed as is.