Casting pearls before swine: A study on the extent of the legislature's power to identify projects funded by Congressional pork
Date of Publication
Bachelor of Science in Legal Management
Ramon V. Del Rosario College of Business
Andre R. De Jesus
Defense Panel Chair
James Keith C. Heffron
Defense Panel Member
Hilario S. Caraan
Voltaire B. Salud
The Pork Barrel Fund has been a source of countless controversies throughout numerous decades, from the time it was implemented up until the present. The same has undergone numerous reforms through the years, and has been called many different names, until it has evolved into what is today "the Priority Development Assistance Fund (also referred to as the "PDAF" for brevity). Despite the reforms however, one thing remained the same: that the Legislative always holds the power to identify the projects for which the PDAF is to be expended.
This thesis aims to discuss and examine whether the handling of Congress of the power to identify the projects for which the PDAF is to be expended is overstepping its practice of Legislative power, and if proven to be the case, whether it is urgent that the courts step in to divest Congress of such power, since proper allocation of powers within the different branches of government is a justiciable issue which the Supreme Court has the power to decide upon.
Archives, The Learning Commons, 12F, Henry Sy Sr. Hall
53 leaves, 28 cm. wm
Philippines--Appropriations and expenditures; Legislative bodies--Philippines
Alim, S. S., & Vargas, N. P. (2013). Casting pearls before swine: A study on the extent of the legislature's power to identify projects funded by Congressional pork. Retrieved from https://animorepository.dlsu.edu.ph/etd_bachelors/5454