• Palace shrugs off deadline for PDAF

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    Malacañang on Saturday shrugged off the December 6 deadline set by a group to scrap pork barrel and all kinds of discretionary funds.

    Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte said that the Aquino administration is confident of the measures it has taken to make those who abused the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) or pork barrel liable.

    “The Aquino administration will push for the correct thing in the correct time. The DOJ (Department of Justice) has already filed cases against the violators of the (PDAF and the Malampaya fund), and that is following the (legal) process,” Valte said in a radio interview.

    She was referring to the plunder and graft-related cases filed against 38 people in connection with the alleged P10 billion PDAF scam and the 22 people charged over the P900 million Malampaya fund mess.

    “We won’t press charges just for the sake of press releases. The President’s instructions were to make sure that the cases filed are carefully done, would stand scrutiny and stand for conviction,” Valte said.

    ”It would be a disservice to our people if we file charges for mileage which would later be dismissed by the court.”

    Groups opposed to the pork barrel system want President Benigno Aquino 3rd to scrap the discretionary allocation of the lawmakers and the President by December 6.

    The President has earlier opposed calls to scrap his own “pork barrel,” saying the fund is used to help victims of calamities and disasters as well as families of soldiers killed in action.

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    1. Kung talagang tuwid na daan ang pangako ni Pnoy sa mga mamayang pilipino dapat matuwid din ang kanyang mga pananaw at walang halong bengansa ang kanyang mga desisyon. Kung may respeto sa kanya ang mga senadores hindi na kailangang suhulan ang mga ito.Dapat may matatag siyang desisyon na at hindi pabagu bago. Dapat malaman niya sa kanyang mga kasama sa palasyo ang tunay niyang advisers na dapat ay may wisdom at walang sariling layunin para lalao silang magkamal ng pera, Maganda ang kanyang intention pero hindi niya kayang gawin ito kung palaging sunod sunuran lang siya sa kanyang mga alipores na mga kurakot. Sila ang hihila sa kanya pababa.

    2. Itigil mo na ang PDAF, ginagamit niyo na lang itong pangcorrupt sa mga politico at mga taong dapat bayaran upang kumampi sa inyung kabuktutan. Hindi kana dapat pagkatiwalaan ng ganyang mga halaga, para kang bata Pnoy, hindi ka nakikinig sa sigaw ng nakararami, alisin na ang PDAF at DAP tigilan na ang pamimili mo ng mga kasangga. Ikaw na ang lumalabas na numero uno sa pagiging corrupt na Presidente ng bansa Pnoy,ibigay mo na sa kinauukulan ang paghawak at paggastos ng salapi ng bayan, huwag ka nang maglaan ng sariling PDAF at tanggalin ng lahat ang PDAF ng mga Congressman at Senators para baka sakaling maibalik ang tiwala ng bayan sa iyo Pnoy.