Bayan Muna Reps. Neri Colmenares and Carlos Zarate today challenged Pres. Aquino and all his allies and supporters to sign the People’s Initiative against the pork barrel system if they are truly against the pork barrel.
The solons issued the challenged as various groups are to gather today at the Luneta for the Stand Up, Sign Up campaign to finally abolish the pork barrel system.
“The president and his allies keep saying that there are no more pork barrel funds in the 2015 budget but we know otherwise because there are huge lump sums in the budget that can be nothing else but pork. Also Pres. Aquino has the biggest pork barrel in the current budget as well as the proposed 2015 budget. If indeed Pres. Aquino is against the pork barrel then he should sign the people’s initiative and shun all pork from the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) to PDAF and all its other forms,” said Senior Deputy Minority Leader Colmenares.