The “Pork Barrel Scam” in the Philippines is one of the most trending topics to talk about, even on the social media like Facebook and Twitter, most topics in blogosphere.
Okay, first what is a Pork Barrel and how the alleged of 10 billion pork barrel scam pointing to Businesswoman Janet Lim-Napoles as a mastermind involving several members of the Congressman and Senators. Pork barrel is the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) its popularly called “pork barrel.” Yearly each congressman and senator has a budget for their PDAF to use it for their project in their jurisdiction. But the PDAF of some other members of the congress just went into Naples's fake NGO’s.
Last July 2013 the “pork barrel scam” was exposed after Benhur Luy the whistleblower disclosed that Janet Lim-Napoles has a fake NGO’s and used the PDAF from some members of the congress. The alleged of 10 billion pesos from PDAF was used by Janet Napoles personal benefit. This is the biggest scam in history of our country, and the Filipino people conducted the Million people march protest last August 26, 2013 against pork barrel. Over 75 thousand including some celebrities joined to this protest to show their support to abolish the PDAF.
This issue was very crucial but as citizens of this country we need to know about how the government use their PDAF, we have to be involved to this. We pay taxes every time we bought, when we eat, we pay taxes for our salary (except the minimum wage). It sadly to know that the money were should be went to projects for the poor people, but only selected people have benefited.
The good news is, Janet Napoles was already surrendered to the government after President Benigno Aquino III announced the P10-million bounty for Napoles arrest. Right now, she was detained at Fort Sto. Domingo in Sta. Rosa Laguna.