Smash Pork Barrel system: lawmaker-A A +A
Friday, August 23, 2013
BAYAN Muna Rep. Carlos Zarate called on Friday the August 26 Luneta activity as a “storm” brewing in the horizon that will eventually wreck the systemic wastage, thievery and plunder of our people’s money; a “storm” that will smash this officially tolerated and institutionalized graft and corruption.
“While this “storm” is yet to make a “landfall”, the pork barrel scandal has shown that the Aquino administration’s “matuwid na daan” anti-corruption slogan is hollow, even sham, especially with the administration’s stubborn defense of the pork barrel and their refusal to abolish it, including President Begnino Aquino III’s very own portly pork barrel chunk,” added the progressive congressman.
“President Aquino’s order to suspend the implementation of the priority development assistance fund (PDAF) only showed that this pork barrel is actually a political tool that is within the whim and control of the executive,” he said.
“Yet, make no mistake about it, the president and his allies are still salivating to devour even more pork, once they see that the peoples’ outrage is over.
This, we should no longer allow. Nahigh-blood na ang mga mamamayan sa galit, tigilan na dapat ang kasibaan sa pork! We should already cut this voracious hunger for corruptive pork in our system of governance!” ended Zarate. (PR)
Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on August 23, 2013.