A number of lawmakers has been reportedly involved in a pork barrel scam. These pork barrel holders are said to use their PDAF funds to fake organizations. Thus, sectors are calling to get rid off or abolish the pork barrel.
Senator Meriam Defensor-Santiago led the filing of the resolution to abolish pork barrel by 2016. It stated to cut off half of PDAF by 2014, half again on 2015, and until totally abolishing it by 2016.
“We are legislators, not public works contractors,” according to Senator Santiago.
Santiago’s resolution is being supported by senators Drilon and Cayetano.