10 months Lacson files bill seeking people’s direct participation in crafting of national budget MB
By Mario Casayuran Senator Panfilo M. Lacson moved closer to bar the introduction of the unconstitutional pork barrel system into the country’s national budget, and stop the war between the Senate and the House of Representatives over the graft-laden system. Senator Panfilo M. Lacson(CZAR DANCEL / MANILA BULLETIN) Lacson, a noted anti-pork barrel advocate, said he has just filed a bill on this issue where taxpayers themselves would soon serve as the biggest safeguard against pork barrel being sneaked into the national budget. He said his measure, Senate Bill 2219, seeks to institutionalize the direct participation of people’s organizations and ... more