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Abolish or Retain????? Earthquake, Typhoons, Flashfloods and Riots, are just one of the Philippines hot topic in this past few weeks. But the PDAF which commonly called the "pork barrel" has been the subject of much public criticism in which following exposes on abuses by the members of Congress on use of the fund in 1996 and 2013. As the number one subject of the critics this days, we can not avoid that people will spar about removing the pork barrel. But in your opinion should the government abolish it or retain it????? “The Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF), better known as “Pork Barrel”, is a regular allocation of public funds to members of the Philippine Congress. It’s designed to give legislators easy access to capital so that they can earmark projects for improving their respective constituencies but Pork Barrel is a frequent target for critics who says it facilitates corruption. They say it makes it easier for politicians to divert money into their own pockets, and perpetuates the patronage politics that has kept the Philippines from progressing”. After reading this statement, It more enlightened me about on how this project really helps our society on improving same as on how it could cajole the politicians to devote it to something else and not for the benefit of the citizens. But for me, even a politician has used it for himself, it is still not enough reason to cause the government to abolish this project because in my opinion not all politicians are greedy for money and because they are not greedy for money, they were able to fulfilled their duty to our society. When PDAF overruled, just how our country will befall, where are we going to take money for the construction of buildings, highways, classrooms and schools which we are benefited. And this is my opinion about the most controversial topic in our country right this days. Hopefully just that, in government decision-making is

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