Title

Casting pearls before swine: A study on the extent of the legislature's power to identify projects funded by Congressional pork

Date of Publication

2013

Document Type

Bachelor's Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Legal Management

Subject Categories

Law

College

Ramon V. Del Rosario College of Business

Department/Unit

Commercial Law

Thesis Adviser

Andre R. De Jesus

Defense Panel Chair

James Keith C. Heffron

Defense Panel Member

Hilario S. Caraan
Voltaire B. Salud

Abstract/Summary

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.

Abstract Format

html

Language

English

Format

Print

Accession Number

TU18599

Shelf Location

Archives, The Learning Commons, 12F, Henry Sy Sr. Hall

Physical Description

53 leaves, 28 cm. wm

Keywords

Philippines--Appropriations and expenditures; Legislative bodies--Philippines

Embargo Period

4-27-2021

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