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Lacson insists on hidden ‘pork barrel’ in 2017 national budget

Sen. Panfilo Lacson. (File photo)
Sen. Panfilo Lacson. (File photo)

Senator Panfilo Lacson is persistent to identify the alleged hidden ‘pork barrel’ in the 2017 national budget.

According to Lacson, his staff will study and review the three or more volumes of books, detailing the 2017 national budget.

The veteran senator added they are done analyzing what was posted in the Department of Budget and Management’s website, wherein Php21 billion calamity fund has been sliced already.

The said fund was allocated to the Department of Public Works and Highways, and will allegedly be part of the pork barrel funds of the lawmakers.

Lacson believes that some lawmakers will be receiving up to Php5billion while for some Senators, they may be looking to up to Php300 million pork barrel funds.

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