What the pork barrel scam reveals about us

By Randy David

For more than 10 years, a good number of lawmakers, with the aid of the fixers who assisted them, were able to pocket the entire cash value of their Priority Development Assistance Fund, without anyone in government publicly protesting that there was anything wrong in what they were doing. That is astonishing. It reveals a high tolerance for corruption that contradicts all the norms of modern government enshrined in our Constitution. It exposes the feebleness of our institutional control systems.

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  1. manuel buencamino

    Because hardly anybody goes to jail, fighting corruption becomes a useless, and many times a dangerous exercise to the health of would-be crusaders and whistleblowers. I think if people see that the justice system works, there will be a lot more people out there who are going to make life very difficult for crooks.