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Additional P50-M pork barrel VIEWPOINTS Archbishop Oscar V. Cruz 10/24/2010

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Additional P50-M pork barrel

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Archbishop Oscar V. Cruz
10/24/2010
There is not the least intention to undermine the importance and implications of the office of congressman in the country. While it is not a secret that there are some of them whose presence in the Congress of the Philippines constitutes a big living enigma — primarily on account of their questionable identity and competence — most of them can be rightfully considered not only upright but also well intentioned.

But all these notwithstanding, it is their individual so-called “Pork Barrel” that has long since haunted their integrity and conduct — rightly or wrongfully.

Lately, this particular issue of long standing has again come to fore, not simply because of the “pork” but especially so on account of “more pork” given to them individual. The more signal and relevant questions about this phenomenon appear to be the following — in addition to concrete reasonable doubts both about the person of many congressmen and the money credited to them for their disposition through pertinent government agencies:

One: “Pork Barrel” by and large does not enhance the person nor promote the integrity of congressmen in general. While it is true that some of them have demonstrated their dignity and retained their probity, “pork barrel” notwithstanding, many of them however show themselves to be otherwise..... MORE

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