Friday, April 27, 2007

Pork barrel and senators.

But five of them, led by Sen. Panfilo Lacson, a reelectionist who has previously given up his pork barrel allocations, prefer to forgo it. The other senatorial candidates who reject the pork barrel system are detained ex-Navy Ltsg. Antonio Trillanes IV and the three candidates of Ang Kapatiran: Martin Bautista, Zosimo Jesus Paredes II, and Adrian Sison.

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Each elected senator will have an allocation of P200 million a year, or P1.2 billion in a 6 year term for their prok barrel fund, to fund pet projects. A congressman and a party-list representative gets P70 million a year or P210 million in a 3 year term for their pork barrel.

Its a big amount of money which, when given up, will give less chance for a senator to be greedy and corrupt. I, personally admire senators who will give up their pork barrel fund because of their effort to give chance for that money to be used in other projects and for their strategy. Strategy because, since they have given up their funds, they should be creative enough to fund their upcoming projects.

I will vote for them now in votester. to show my support for them!