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Many Philippine bishops back amendment against pork-barrel spending

Catholic World News - August 20, 2014

At least 73 bishops in the Philippines have lent their support to a petition calling for a constitutional amendment against pork-barrel spending, according to a UCA News report.

“I hope something good will come out from this proposal,” said Archbishop Jose Palma of Cebu. “Any system is good when people follow, and any system can be subject to abuse also.”

In the Philippines, each legislator is permitted to appropriate a certain amount of funds for community development outside the normal legislative process. Last year, a “Million People March” was held in several cities to call for the abolition of pork-barrel spending amid reports of corruption.

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