National Updates in the time of Pork Barrel

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Nida Tundagui Pangket shares the national context and Northern Luzon’s present state at the time when the Pork Barrel issue is on the table. The face of patronage politics has reared its ugly head in the cornering of large sums of discretionary funds from fake people’s organizations and fake NGOs meant for marginalized sectors.

The people’s clamor to abolish the PDAF of lawmakers has reached the streets and halls of the Supreme Court who declared it illegal and should be scrapped from the 2014 budget. The Development Accleration Program of the President however is still intact and the Supreme Court still has to decide whether it is legal.

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