We anti-pork advocates hail the Supreme Court decision declaring that the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) unconstitutional. This is victory of the movement to abolish the pork barrel system.
The High Court first struck out Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF). After legislative pork, our justices hit presidential pork. These are victories that give us hope of achieving success.
But declaring PDAF and DAP unconstitutional does not mean we already uprooted the pork barrel system. We need a law criminalizing and punishing acts in relation to the pork barrel system.
Below is a PDF copy I uploaded of the statement of the People’s Initiative to Abolish Pork Barrel on the Supreme Court declaration: