Friday, December 13, 2013
Cheers to the Abolition of Pork Barrel
Pork barrel is now null and void, as if it never existed. But still, the damage has been done. Millions of money from the country’s chest was lost. Millions of people have suffered because millions of bills were placed in the pocket of the few.
Not all lawmakers have done something anomalous but no matter how pure their hearts are on the stuff, it is now illegal, and no one could violate it.
Scholarships, infrastructure projects, life insurance, and different assistance are just some of the projects that are going to be stopped because of the court’s decision.
This decision could be favorable for many but it is not for those beneficiaries.
The government had put a much proper way to ease this thing. The lawmakers can still pursue their social works and beneficiaries can attain their assistance but not through PDAF.
As what is stated in our constitution, they can just only make a law or a place for those stuffs in the process of budget allocation and just let the President, the executives, on his jurisdiction, to veto or accept the proposed projects. This is more constitutionally-based and proper.
Money is the root of all evil. And it’s a delicate topic. The Supreme Court’s decision is fine as if uprooting the root of the ever-flowering graft and corruption. Helping as you wish could make you think of many ways. If there’s a will, there’s a way. There will always be much more legal things to do in order to serve the public you are ought to.