Leftists tell Aquino to forego presidential fund


The leftist Makabayan bloc on Monday, August 26, said that their representatives in Congress will not be using their discretionary funds for the remainder of 2013 to challenge Aquino to do the same with the President’s Social Fund (PSF). “It is fundamentally important to send a clear message to the president and to the public na talagang ayaw na ng Makabayan sa (that the Makabayan bloc doesn’t want the) pork barrel system, that we don’t need it,” said Kabataan Party-list Rep Terry Ridon to Rappler. Willing to forego their pork barrel funds, the representatives will instead push for laws that allocate greater state subsidy for the interests their party-list groups are protecting.

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