There’s no doubt in my mind that the current corruption scandal concerning Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF), more popularly and derisively called Pork Barrel, is the biggest so far in terms of both amount and number of politicians (lawmakers mostly) and executive officials involved. By any standard, this is unprecedented. Remember we are talking not only about the Napoles scam (PDAF allegedly funnelled to Janet Lim-Napoles’ bogus NGOs), but PDAF misuse during the time of GMA, which doubled the amount at over 23B or so.
Given the magnitude of the scandal, the Filipino is being called upon again to take to the streets, not by some partisan maneuvers, but spontaneously by their own indignation, anger, outrage, and betrayed passion.
Disclaimer: I know a good number of public servants who serve with integrity and dedication. They are not the subject of this Blog.