Posts Tagged pork barrel

Lacson says proposed 2020 budget still tainted with pork barrel

Robie de Guzman   •   December 11, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Panfilo Lacson on Wednesday said the proposed 2020 national budget signed by the congressional bicameral conference committee is still tainted with pork barrel. In a statement,...

Lacson calls on colleagues to bare amendments in 2020 budget bill

Robie de Guzman   •   November 5, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Panfilo Lacson on Tuesday challenged his fellow lawmakers to bare the amendments they made to the proposed 2020 national budget following his allegations that billions-worth of...

Lacson releases copy of Castro’s lobby letter seeking P258 million

Aileen Cerrudo   •   September 27, 2019

Senator Panfilo Lacson has released a copy of Capiz Rep. Fredenil Castro’s alleged lobby letter seeking financial assistance worth P258 million. In a statement published on Thursday (September 26), Lacson...

Lawmaker demands apology from Lacson over pork barrel accusations

Aileen Cerrudo   •   September 26, 2019

Capiz Rep. Fredenil Castro has demanded an apology from Senator Panfilo Lacson for accusing him and other Congressmen of inserting ‘pork barrel’ funds in the 2020 national budget. During his...

Lacson questions P54-B allocation for House Reps in 2020 budget

Maris Federez   •   September 23, 2019

Senator Panfilo Lacson on Monday (September 23) questioned the P54-Billion allocated for House representatives (HOR) in the 2020 proposed national budget. “In the initial information that we received, each Deputy...

Andaya hits Sotto’s ‘strong reservations’ in signing of proposed 2019 budget

Robie de Guzman   •   April 5, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – House Appropriations Committee Chairperson Rolando Andaya, Jr. on Thursday slammed Senate President Vicente Sotto III’s “strong reservations” in the signing of the enrolled copy of the proposed...

Lawmakers insist P160-M allocation per solon in 2019 budget, not pork barrel

Marje Pelayo   •   February 14, 2019

PASAY CITY, Philippines – The 3.75 trillion 2019 proposed national budget is now in the hands of President Rodrigo Duterte for his final approval before it gets implemented this year....

Diokno on 2019 budget woes: ‘No insertions but part of the process’

Marje Pelayo   •   December 12, 2018

    QUEZON CITY, Philippines –House Majority Floor Leader Rolando Andaya Jr. and Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno on Tuesday (December 11) engaged in a heated argument over alleged insertions in...

Solons summon Diokno over budget insertions

Marje Pelayo   •   December 10, 2018

MANILA, Philippines – House Minority Leader Danilo Suarez has asked Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno to attend the ‘question hour’ at the House of Representatives (HOR) to shed light on the...

Janet Napoles to serve a lifetime in jail over PDAF scam

Marje Pelayo   •   December 7, 2018

QUEZON CITY, Philippines – The Sandiganbayan has sentenced ‘pork barrel’ scam mastermind Janet Lim-Napoles and Richard Cambe a lifetime in jail as the anti-graft court on Friday (December 7) acquitted...

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