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Rappler's latest stories on abolition


Road Board abolition now up for Duterte’s signature

Jan 22, 2019 - 4:40 PM

Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri eyes the transmittal of the bill to President Rodrigo Duterte by early February

House OKs bill abolishing Road Board

Jan 21, 2019 - 5:58 PM

House Bill No. 7436 will not only abolish the Road Board – which has long been accused of corruption – but also transfer funds from the motor vehicle user's charge to the General Fund

PLENARY. The House of Representatives moves to abolish the Road Board on January 21, 2019. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Congress ends deadlock on Road Board abolition

Jan 16, 2019 - 5:05 PM

The House approves the amended Road Board abolition bill on second reading

COMPROMISE. House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya Jr, Senate President Pro-Tempore Ralph Recto, and Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri meet on January 15, 2019 to discuss the Road Board abolition. Photo from Zubiri

Zubiri urges Andaya to just reconvene bicam on Road Board abolition

Dec 22, 2018 - 6:30 PM

If the House agrees, the bicameral conference committee can be reconvened as early as January 14, when Congress resumes session

Finance committee chair Sen. Loren Legarda, together with Majority Leader Juan Miguel “Migz” Zubiri, scrutinize Metro Manila Development Authority’s (MMDA) proposed 2019 budget which was presented by MMDA Chair Danilo Lim in a hearing Thursday afternoon, Oct. 4, 2018. (Photo: Joseph Vidal/PRIB)

House caves in, vows to pass 'better' Road Board abolition bill

Dec 22, 2018 - 1:32 PM

(UPDATED) After hearing from President Rodrigo Duterte himself, the House promises to approve the Road Board's abolition 'without delay' – but they want a 'better' version

House majority leader Rolando Andaya at the House of Representatives on December, 11, 2018. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

Arroyo signature in Road Board abolition bill 'ministerial' – Malacañang

Dec 21, 2018 - 1:43 PM

(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte may sign the bill into law even without House Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo's signature, says Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo

ALLIES. Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo meets with President Rordrigo Duterte in Malacañang on October 9, 2018. File photo from Arroyo's office

House won’t abolish graft-ridden Road Board, says Andaya

Dec 18, 2018 - 3:22 PM

Senators are urging President Rodrigo Duterte to sign into law the bill that would scrap the graft-ridden agency that oversees the funds from the road users' tax

NO ABOLITION. House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya Jr says the plenary already withdraw its support to the bill abolishing the Road Board. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Why not abolish the PNP?

Jan 30, 2017 - 8:30 PM

It is a chronic violator of human rights It is also the biggest criminal syndicate in town

To fix or to scrap the confirmation system?

Jun 23, 2014 - 10:00 AM

Among the proposals to reform the CA are to adopt the US model to repeal the one person veto and to adopt a criteria for confirming and rejecting nominees

MORE TRANSPARENT. CA members, nominees and observers say the Commission on Appointments should make the confirmation process more transparent and less arbitrary. File photo from CA website

Aquino: Abolish pork scam gov't agencies

Jan 30, 2014 - 3:12 PM

Nabcor ZREC PFC are found to be no longer performing the purpose for which they were created having negligible social impact and not financially viable

Use scrapped PDAF for disaster aid – solons

Nov 19, 2013 - 6:59 PM

Legislators have mixed reactions to the SC ruling: A boost for transparency a vindication of their crusade a sad day for their constituents

'Even janitor can handle senator's PDAF'

Nov 06, 2013 - 8:04 PM

Senators staff must play a limited role in the PDAF process to avoid opportunities for corruption

Pinoys think pork barrel misuse continues under Aquino

Oct 14, 2013 - 1:14 PM

UPDATED Close to 50 of Filipinos favor the abolition of the pork barrel

CRASH COURSE. The 16th Congress opens July 22. Photo by Egay G. Aguilar

Joker: Scrap DAP but don’t impeach Aquino

Oct 03, 2013 - 5:38 PM

The initiative to abolish the Disbursement Acceleration Program doesn t have to come from Congress which didn t create it The President can just stop the releases

A CRIME. Former Sen Joker Arroyo holds a press conference in the Senate, slamming the executive branch's Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) as a crime for lacking legal basis. Photo by Ayee Macaraig/Rappler

An open letter to President Noy: Abolish pork, seriously.

Sep 09, 2013 - 1:58 PM

Let me be clear about my position on the issue: pork Mr President IS inherently bad and you are NOT abolishing it

No resolution – yet – pushing for PDAF abolition

Sep 04, 2013 - 8:45 PM

No resolution yet calling for the abolition of the P25 2 B PDAF for 2014

Aquino shows another error in COA report

Aug 21, 2013 - 11:21 PM

COA got wrong the first name of Mandaluyong congressman Benhur Abalos and recorded his PDAF as having been released to non congressman Luis Abalos

KEEP PDAF. President Benigno Aquino III stood firm on his stance to keep pork barrel. Malacañang Photo Bureau

Aquino on COA report: 'Disgust'

Aug 21, 2013 - 8:38 PM

As President I cannot act on this with anger or with soreness I always need to act accordingly

DISGUST. This is the word President Benigno Aquino III uses to describe his impression on the Commission on Audit pork report. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Akbayan asks Aquino to scrap pork barrel

Aug 19, 2013 - 5:57 PM

The abolition must be total and unconditional says Akbayan

Aquino rejects abolition of pork barrel anew

Aug 19, 2013 - 2:06 PM

'Maybe what we should do is that those who misuse the pork barrel should really face more serious punishment'

KEEP PDAF. President Benigno Aquino III stood firm on his stance to keep pork barrel. Malacañang Photo Bureau

Miriam to Congress: Phase out pork by 2016

Jul 31, 2013 - 3:17 PM

Sen Miriam Defensor Santiago files a resolution to lesson pork barrel of lawmakers starting 2014 until there s zero left by 2016

'NOT CONTRACTORS.' Sen Miriam Defensor Santiago calls for the gradual abolition of the pork barrel by 2016, saying it's the second best option to immediately abolishing the PDAF. File photo from Santiago's Facebook page

Abolish SK? Pols just want to get their IRA – youth rep

Jul 05, 2013 - 9:10 PM

Based on Rappler computation the youth councils in 42 000 barangays will get a total of P6 05 billion in internal revenue allotment share this year