Just Another Putrid Pork

And it’s not something that we haven’t been properly forewarned of.  Ever since the introduction of the concept of the Pork Barrel into the Philippine legislature in the year 1989, there hasn’t been a lack of vigilant citizens who timely raised questions affecting its constitutionality. In the case of Philiconsa vs. Enriquez, G.R. No. 113105, August 19, 1994, and related cases, the provisions in the General Appropriations Act of 1994 that comprise the so-called Pork Barrels underwent the rigid constitutional test. With only a few dissents, the Supreme Court majority upheld the constitutionality of the questioned measures.  Continue reading “Just Another Putrid Pork”