MANILA –Social Justice Society (SJS) President Samson Alcantara filed a petition asking the Supreme Court to abolish the pork barrel.
In a 9-page petition, Alcantara said that he is filing the petition in his capacity as a taxpayer.
He asked the SC to declare the pork barrel system as unconstitutional.
He also asked the high court to stop Senate President Franklin Drilon and House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte from further taking any steps to enact legislation appropriating priority development assistance funds.
He said, “the pork barrel system enables the members of Congress to pocket for themselves money which should be spent for public purpose, and which are enacted from the people by way of taxes.”