Senator Franklin Drilon proposed the removal of the priority development assistance funds (PDAF) of lawmakers, also known as “Pork Barrel” after a certain businesswoman had plotted a P10 billion scam over the past decade using the pork barrel of senators and congressmen for ghost projects.

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He said that anomalies like this will be eliminated once the pork barrel is gone. "Payag ako na itigil etong pork barrel para matigil na etong mga reported anomalies. Itigil natin pork barrel. Sa akin ang buod nito kung i-retain ang pork barrel talagang i-limit na lang natin among sa institutional recipients," he said in a radio dzMM interviews.

"Kung hindi man matanggal lagyan mo ng limitation para yung opportunity for corruption ay very limited," he added.

He said that pork barrel should be given directly to hospitals and schools so that the fund can be easily audited.

This is after National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) investigated a P10-billion scam by a company that set up fake nongovernment organizations (NGOs).

These NGOs allegedly benefited from the pork barrel of several lawmakers, as well as the fertilizer fund mess and proceeds from Malampaya.

JLN Group of Companies, owned by Janet Napoles, was the company involved in anomalous deals. An employee, Benhur Luy, said the company set up 5 fake NGOs that became beneficiaries under the fertilizer fund scam, Malampaya scam, and the pork barrel of some lawmakers. These companies have also allegedly submitted fabricated liquidation reports to concerned government agencies.

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