Press Release
November 19, 2013

Cayetano: R.I.P. pork barrel system

This settles the issue once and for all. Finally, no more lawmaker discretion on the use of lump sums in the national budget.

I call on my fellow legislators to abide by the ruling of the High Court and to refrain from any attempt to circumvent the rules laid down by the decision of the magistrates in order to revive a similar system.

Let me also take this opportunity to call on the Executive and Congress to make sure that the unspent portion of this year's PDAF goes straight to the people as fast as possible, especially to the victims of the recent calamities.

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