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Lacson: Pork insertions stall budget

It s the House of Representatives last-minute pork barrel allocations that are delaying the passage of the proposed P3.757-trillion budget for 2019, making a reenacted budget possible, according to Sen. Panfilo Lacson. Mincing no words, Lacson on Monday blamed House members for inserting funds for their pet projects in the general appropriations bill, leading to delays and forcing the Senate to adjust timelines. They defy the rules just to make way for their pork, the administration senator told reporters in a text message. And I dare say, it s all the fault of the . . . House that their insertions aka pork barrel allocations, which I guess is their main reason for the...

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