Lakas-Kampi-CMD to adopt Miriam, Enrile, Sotto: source
Posted by akosistella on April 9, 2010
MANILA, Philippines – A highly-placed source told ABS-CBN News that the ruling Lakas-Kampi CMD is adopting Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago, Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile and Vicente Sotto III in its senatorial slate.
When reached for comment, Lakas-Kampi party secretary-general Raymundo Roquero confirmed that the party will indeed adopt 3 more candidates in its senatorial ticket, but their names will be announced later.
Roquero also said the ruling Lakas Kampi-CMD is backing several party-list groups, including the party-list group nominating presidential son Mikey Arroyo to Congress.
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Nograles, Palace downplay pork barrel release
If Malacañang indeed released pork barrel funds recently to members of Congress as reported, there is nothing unusual or anomalous about it.
This was what House Speaker Prospero Nograles and presidential deputy spokesperson Charito Planas said Friday after national daily The Philippine Star reported that Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) allocations were released to pro-administration lawmakers around the start of the campaign period for the local elections to boost their electoral campaigns.
“The January to June first half entitlements of the congressional district priority projects should be released to the congressmen because that’s the law provided for by the General Appropriations Act,” Nograles said in a text message to reporters.