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Trapo politics FRONTLINE Ninez Cacho-Olivares 10/24/2010

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Trapo politics

FRONTLINE
Ninez Cacho-Olivares
10/24/2010
Looks like the truth about Noynoy’s claimed daang matuwid is coming out, day by day. And it’s far from being the straight path.

It now shows that Noynoy and his administration are no different than the previous administration, especially in the practice of trapo politics.

A few days back, it was announced by Speaker Sonny Belmonte that the Palace had released the remaining P35 million pork barrel for each congressman and that all of the members of the House of Representatives got their share of the pork.

Additionally, each of the lawmakers in attendance during the last day of the budget hearing were rewarded with P500,000 in operational and travel allowances.

Earlier on, some disgruntled congressmen from the Visayas and Mindanao, along with the party-listers, complained about their districts getting a measly share of the budget from the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and threatened to ensure the non-passage of Dinky Soliman’s humongous budget..... MORE

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