At least 700 Davaoeños hold anti-pork barrel protest
Tabora noted that President Benigno Aquino III's announcement of the overhaul of pork was not the position of the government when the issue was first brought out.
"Now that millions of Filipinos are showing outrage for the extent of the scam, he has changed his tune. The PDAF must go in its present form, but a new PDAF will arise that will be better protected against misuse and [be] more transparent," Tabora said.
Tabora also shared his doubts about Aquino's plans. "Pouring perfume on a stinking rat does not eliminate the rot. It is not the sweet perfume that wins, but the stench," he said.
The protesters criticized Aquino's P449.95-billion Special Purpose Funds and demanded a transparent report.
"The cure seems to be to do away altogether with unbudgeted, discretionary, uncontrolled, inauditable spending, to insist that the legislator legislate, and the people in the executive implement laws. If so, then the President himself is not exempt from our demand," Tabora said. -Rappler.com