INFOGRAPHIC: How NGOs get their hands on the pork barrel
MANILA, Philippines – President Benigno Aquino III's announcement on Friday, August 23, to overhaul the pork barrel system was in reaction to state audit findings that non-governmental organizations (NGOs) had been getting a huge chunk of lawmakers' allocations in recent years.
NGOs with no track record, overlapping officers' lists, and reporting ghost projects or unsuspecting beneficiaries were found to have cornered billions of senators' and congressmen's Priority Assistance Development Fund.
To help readers understand how NGOs did it, we're re-publishing this infographic that we first used in Collusion? Solons pick NGOs that get PDAF, which was part of our series on how pork barrel coursed through the National Agri-Business Corporation from 2006-2011 were misused: