My
stand

I am
FOR
abolishing the Pork Barrel system.
Calls to abolish the priority development assistance fund (PDAF), more commonly known as Pork Barrel, is a recurring theme in Philippine politics. This allotment—while accounting for just a little over one percent of the national budget—has been dubbed as a “source of corruption” and game-changer in Congress, with critics arguing that it steers those elected in the House of Representatives and Senate from their main job of crafting laws.

  • SAMSON ALCANTARA

     FOR 
  • SONNY ANGARA

     NOT AVAILABLE 
  • BAM AQUINO

     NO STAND 
    Well, hindi po ako in favor of taking out the pork barrel. Kung tutuusin po kung tatanggalin po ang pork barrel, sasang-ayon tayo doon. Pero kung nandiyan po iyan, puwede pong magamit ang pork barrel sa magagandang proyekto at sa mga magagandang pilot projects na eventually puwede nating gawing lehislatura. Sa private sector po, mga NGO, napaka-kaunting pera lang ang kailangan nila para makagawa ng kabutihan at doon po natin ilalaan ito, sa paggamit nang tama, at sa paggamit po nang tapat sa ating bayan.
  • GRECO BELGICA

     FOR 
  • NANCY BINAY

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  • TEDDY CASIÑO

     FOR 
    Alam niyo po ang Bayan Muna has never involved in the politics of pork barrel. Sa katunayan, kami lang ang partido na 5 taon hindi binigyan ng pork barrel ng Pangulong Arroyo dahil nga hindi kami naglalaro sa pork barrel politics. At ngayon ho, buong 2012, hindi po ni-release-an ang aking opisina ng any pork barrel dahil nga hindi tayo nakikipaglaro. Ang problema po namin diyan sa Kongreso bawat taon, ina-allot ang P70 million for each congressman. Ang tanong diyan, anong gagawin natin ngayon diyan? Ang ginawa namin, inilagay namin sa mga ospital. Halos lahat napunta sa ospital. Ayaw namin na bawat proyekto ay dadaan sa discretion at kung anu-anong supplier ang kakausapin. Ngayon, kung pupuwede at ito ay ipa-file po natin kapag ako ay magiging senador, ay ia-abolish po natin ang pork barrel. Mas gusto natin na kung mayroon man ng mga proyekto sa distrito, ito ay iligay na sa general appropriations acts at mapag-usapan nang detalye. Line item budgeting.
  • ALAN PETER CAYETANO

     AGAINST 
    Cayetano is "pushing for transparency and accountability measures to ensure that PDAF is used for its mandated purpose and not as a political tool."
  • TINGTING COJUANGCO

     AGAINST 
    [Not in favor of abolishing pork; it's the manner of disbursement that she wanted changed.] Let the line agency get the funs for implementation to avoid graft on the part of the legislators.
  • LITO DAVID

     AGAINST 
    Sa Kapatiran Party po ay isa po sa aming mga plataporma ang pagtatanggal ng pork barrel dahil nais po namin tanggalin ang diskresyon ng mga kongresista at senador doon sa pagkakaroon ng projects sa local level. Hindi naman ibig sabihin nito na hindi na tayo magkakaroon ng mga development projects sa local level kundi, gagamitin natin ang existing mechanisms kung papaano dapat idine-deliver itong mga ganitong serbisyo sa taong-bayan. Marami po tayong sistema. Nandidiyan ang regional development councils, municipal development councils, city development councils, even iyong barangay development councils na kung saan ang pegdedetermina ng mga proyektong dapat gawin ay manggagaling sa ilalim-paakyat, ano. Iyan pong pork barrel ang pinanggagalingan ng pinakamatinding uri ng korapsyon sa ating bayan kaya't dapat na po iyang alisin.
  • JC DELOS REYES

     AGAINST 
    Isang force ng katiwalian, nagiging padrino tuloy yung mga congressman at mga senator.
  • JV EJERCITO ESTRADA

     NOT AVAILABLE 
  • JACK ENRILE

     NOT AVAILABLE 
  • CHIZ ESCUDERO

     FOR 
    I am FOR the abolition of pork barrel, which is a form of lump sum appropriation. ALL budget allocation should be itemized and therefore line-item budgeting should be institutionalized. This would solve the problem of corruption and proper utilization of government funds since you can automatically see where the fund is spent on and how much is spent.
  • BAL FALCONE

     FOR 
  • DICK GORDON

     AGAINST 
  • ED HAGEDORN

     AGAINST 
    The people has a negative impression on pork barrel but if it will be appropriated properly towards local government unitsand grassroots developments, it will be beneficial to everyone. ... One of [my] priority bills when elected as Senator is the automatic allotment of the 10 percent of the total PDAF to education to help build school buildings, to train teachers, to provide scholarships, and to buy more textbooks.
  • GRINGO HONASAN

     FOR 
    There must be a system on where this money will go.
  • RISA HONTIVEROS

     FOR 
  • LOREN LEGARDA

     NOT AVAILABLE 
    As a public official with a national constituency, I have consistently directed my PDAF allocation to build schools, hospitals and infrastructure all over the country. I have also used the PDAF to sustain programs that preserve and enhance our culture and uplift the status of our indigenous peoples. The “pork barrel” system remains useful as it allows our people’s money to trickle back to them according to a system of priority. The ultimate aim is for inclusive development.
  • MARWIL LLASOS

     FOR 
  • ERNIE MACEDA

     AGAINST 
    [For limiting the use of pork barrel]
  • JAMBY MADRIGAL

     NO STAND 
    Ang pork barrel, alam n’yo po, it is a two-edged sword. In the hands of a good person, marami kang mabibigay, so pork can be good, pork can be bad. When I was running for president, I said mabuti pa kung walang pork barrel, because it is a way to remove corruption. Now, we will have to find a way to bring naman pano natin paparatingin 'yung yaman sa mga local areas kung alisin 'yung pork barrel. Now that there is still pork barrel, I would like to make a promise to the nation that should I accept my pork barrel, I will open my records to them completely. Mag-uulat ako sa kanila na itong eskwelahan, napagawa ito, 100 percent ng pork barrel pumunta d’yan.
  • MITOS MAGSAYSAY

     FOR 
    Alam mo para sa akin, natuto na ako na walang pork barrel eh. Sa totoo nga, honestly dapat walang pork barrel ang mga legislators para mag-focus naman sila sa legislation at hindi sa executive function ng isang congressman or senator. Kasi ‘yung iba napapansin ko, imbes na mag-focus sa passing laws, amending laws, repealing laws and reviewing the law, naka-focus lang sila sa projects tsaka sa pwede nilang i-uwi sa distrito nila, hindi na sila pumapasok sa congress.
  • JUN MAGSAYSAY

     ANTI  
    What we need is a more effective process of priority (scholarship, health vouchers, water projects, support of good R and D by private and public universities, etc.). The PDAF, if denied Congress, would go to general fund and re-allocated to other agencies for something else. If an elected congressman, senator, mayor, or governor cannot be trusted to make prudent use of funds, how can an office of bureaucrats be held accountable by the public as they could be nameless and be blameless?
  • MON MONTAÑO

     FOR 
    [Pork barrel is] the source of public funds used by corrupt public officials to perpetuate themselves in power.
  • RICARDO PENSON

     FOR 
    It (pork barrel) is the root of corruption.
  • KOKO PIMENTEL

     FOR 
    I'm for the abolition of the pork barrel. As a legislator, I can live and function without pork barrel, but if it is there, I also know how to put it to good use.
  • GRACE POE

     AGAINST 
    Ang importante sa pork barrel ay magamit ng tama. The way it should be dispensed should be re-evaluated. Dapat lahat ng mga senators and congressmen gawing available, maybe on the internet, ang SARO at pinagkakagastusan nila.
  • CHRISTIAN SEÑERES

     NO STAND 
    Una po, nasa plataporma po ng aming partido, ang Democratic Party of the Philippines, na hindi po namin gagalawin ang pork barrel kung sakaling kaming tatlo po ay maupo bilang senador. Pero bilang isang dating kongresista, masasabi ko po sa inyo na ang aking pork barrel ay inilaan ko sa mga proyektong ng pakikinabangan ng mga kabataan katulad ng school buildings, drug rehab, sports center, at classrooms. Pero iyong bawat papeles po na may kinalaman sa mga proyektong iyon ay binigay ko po sa mga NGO at civil society groups at na-scrutinize para makita po nila na walang napunta sa kalokohan. At iyon po ang gusto kong i-institute para sa mga ibang pulitikong gagalawin po ang aming pork barrel... Gusto po namin na ma-institutionalize po ang pag-scrutinize ng mga civil society groups at NGO sa bawat pondo at bawat piso na mapupunta sa proyekto ng mga kongresista at senador.
  • ANTONIO TRILLANES IV

     FOR 
  • BRO. EDDIE VILLANUEVA

     AGAINST 
  • CYNTHIA VILLAR

     NOT AVAILABLE 
  • MIGZ ZUBIRI

     AGAINST 
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