Funds meant for 2016 pork barrel, angry farmers say
FARMERS on Sunday protested the inclusion of the P120-billion coconut levy fund in the national budget for 2014, and accused the Palace of planning to use the money as pork barrel for the 2016 presidential elections.
The farmers belonging to Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas and Coco Levy Fund Ibalik sa Amin said the Palace will dangle the funds before the newly elected lawmakers.
“The multibillion coco levy funds will be [Budget Secretary Florencio] Abad’s and [President Benigno] Aquino’s welcome offering to the incoming members of Congress in the form of pork barrel for hard projects,” KMP deputy secretary general Wilfredo Marbella told the Manila Standard.
FIL-AMERICAN Eric Cray wants to make a difference in the athletics event of the Philippine Olympic Committee-Philippine Sports Commission National Games.
A team that possesses just enough ceiling, a lot of speed and flexibility and an abundance of outside shooters is what national coach Chot Reyes wants in the soon-to-be formed Gilas-Filipinas which will carry the country’s colors in the coming FIBA-Asia Championship the Philippines is hosting three months from now.
AFTER a successful design contract with Megaworld’s Resort’s World Manila and Maxim’s Hotel, international design firm Gettys, once again is tapped by the top developer, this time for its “super high-end’’ residential condominium project in the Makati Central Business District.
Real estate developers are pushing for the inclusion of mass and socialized housing schemes in the proposed 2013 Investment Priorities Plan of the Board of Investments.