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Investopedia explains 'Pork-Barrel Politics'
For example, let's say a city has a large number of
potholes, spread evenly throughout its communities. If
the mayor took campaign contributions from a group of
wealthy residents in exchange for a promise to fix the
potholes in their neighborhood first, this would be pork-
“What we need is a MILLION PEOPLE MARCH by struggling Filipino
taxpayers- a day of protest by the silent majority that would demand all
politicians and govt. officials (whatever the political stripes, color they
may carry) to stop pocketing our taxes borne out from our hard work by
means of these pork barrel scams and other creative criminal acts.”
Apetion to ABOLISH PORK BARREL is going viral in the
Internet. The signature campaign is targeted to reach 5 million
worldwide. The target is most likely to be exceeded, considering
the seething collective anger behind the pork barrel uproar.
Janet Lim-Napoles was born in Malabon, then a municipality of Rizal. She
was the only daughter amongst five children born of a Chinese couple:
Johnny Co Lim and Magdalena "Nelly" Lim Luy, with her family living
in Binondo, Manila until December 1970, with the death of her father.
Napoles reportedly met her husband, Jaime G. Napoles, on board a ship
which traversed between the southern islands of Mindanao,