House Leaders insist: No ‘pork’ in 2020 budget

House Leaders insist: No ‘pork’ in 2020 budget

House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano From the start, the Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano said the 2020 budget had no pork barrel, no parked funds and it was not delayed.Proof of this were the details of the institutional amendments they approved that showed where they intend...
House leaders fume at Lacson’s claims

House leaders fume at Lacson’s claims

Capiz Rep. Fred Castro (PIA Photo) House leaders fired back at Sen. Panfilo Lacson’s claim that each of the 22 deputy speakers would get P1.5B and each of congressmen would get P700M in the 2020 budget the lower chamber approved last Friday.For one house leader,...
PAO forensic lab is illegal, waste of money – Drilon

PAO forensic lab is illegal, waste of money – Drilon

By Rommel F. Lopez Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon questioned the legality of the creation of the forensic unit of the Public Attorney’s Office (PAO) calling the unit a “waste of money”.During Monday’s budget hearing of the Department of Justice and its...
Lacson claims congressmen have pork in 2020 budget

Lacson claims congressmen have pork in 2020 budget

Senator Panfilo Lacson claims each of the 22 Deputy Speakers will be receiving an additional allocation of P1.5B in the 2020 budget. Senator Panfilo Lacson claims congressmen earmarked pork barrel for themselves in the proposed 4.1 trillion peso 2020 national budget....