Palace shrugs off Binay's decision to junk 'pork'-A A +A
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
MALACANANG shrugged off Wednesday the decision of Vice President Jejomar Binay to give up his P200-million pork barrel for 2014.
In his regular press briefing, Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda said that it was Binay's choice to junk the fund earmarked to his office for locally-funded projects.
"We will leave it with Vice President Binay...well, it is a choice that he has made," he said.
He added that Binay could have felt that it was "prudent" for him to give up his pork barrel.
There were calls from different groups to abolish the pork barrel in government, including that of President Benigno Aquino III and of lawmakers, following the P10-billion pork barrel scam. (SDR/Sunnex)