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pork barrel

Government funding made to a particular area or group to win support or popularity there. He won that district's votes by using the pork barrel and paying for a new community building.
See also: barrel, pork

pork barrel

Government funding of something that benefits a particular district, whose legislator thereby wins favor with local voters. For example, Our senator knows the value of the pork barrel. This expression alludes to the fatness of pork, equated with political largesse since the mid-1800s. [c. 1900]
See also: barrel, pork
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7, 2018, the Sandiganbayan acquitted Revilla of plunder but convicted his legislative officer, Richard Cambe, and Napoles, saying the two had pocketed P124.5 million from his pork barrel funds.
''I've talked to some congressmen who expressed anxiety that the pork barrel allocations of at least 60 congressmen were slashed post bicameral ratification,'' he explained.
The public has all along been aware of the reprehensible practices associated with the pork barrel system, and some senators, Sen.
If the bicam insertions are to be split equally, senators will share P62.2 billion or 63 percent of the P99-billion "pizza pie," as Lacson calls the pork barrel, while the 291 House members will have P36.5 billion or 37 percent to divide among themselves.
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Reports said that some P35 billion in pork barrel funds of senators and congressmen was included in next year's national budget.
Drudge, "Pork Barrel Spending Emerging as Presidential Campaign Issue").
The pork barrel system is akin to earmarking tax revenues.
This accusation was made by movie public relations manager Lolit Solis - whose talents include Senator Ramon Revilla Jr, one of the senators named by a Commission on Audit report as having shared his pork barrel fund with Ms Lim-Napoles.
Susan Yap (2nd District, Tarlac) and Antonio Tinio (Party-list, ACT) have contradicting stands on the pork barrel scam, which implicated some senators and congressmen.
'Incumbent congressman and senator have an edge because they have the pork barrel funds at their disposal,' he added.
To set an example, he proposed that the "pork barrel" allocated for him be subtracted from the annual appropriations budget.
In an interview on Sunday, Lacson disclosed he was provided an initial copy of the 'juggled' allocations in the proposed budget that were touched and transferred to lawmakers' pork barrel funds.
One such meme, seen below, rides on the popularity of the scary movie The Conjuring by having the character of the chief antagonist in the pork barrel scandal, businesswoman Janet Lim-Napoles, hang from the tree taken from the movie's art work and retitled, The Corrupting.
Pork barrel now 14 times larger than when outlawed !-- -- As Filipinos were securing their locales from terrorists the past week, lawmakers were busy securing personal pork barrels.