COA Report by the numbers: Allocations

Carmela Fonbuena
A substantial portion of pork barrel allocations go to 'hard' or infrastructure projects

MANILA, Philippines – The special audit conducted by the Commission on Audit (COA) reveals the many ways lawmakers abused their pork barrel from 2007 to 2009.  Here’s a summary of the allocations noted in the COA report:



approved allocation from 2007 to 2009 under budget laws

–       P51 B for hard (infrastructure projects under DPWH)

–       P29 B for soft (non-infra projects like education, health, livelihood, among others)



actual pork barrel released by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM)

–       P101 B for hard projects

–       P14.38 B for soft projects



covered by COA special audit. This covers pork barrel allocations released to agriculture, public works, and social welfare and development departments

–       P32.7 B in hard projects

–       P8.4 B in soft projects





– allocation for each senator (P200 M per year)


– allocation for each representative (P70 M per year)