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
''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.
'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
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.
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