Programs Committed with Funds from House of Representatives

Every member of the minority bloc in the House of Representatives has promised to offer P5 million, on Monday, which will go to the programs and projects that in turn would cut down the number of deaths while childbirth and also improve the standard of maternal health.

The funds would be used for the yearly Priority Development Assistance Fund, which is better known as pork barrel fund.

“This much maligned PDAF is now to the rescue of the Department of Social Welfare and Development”, said House minority leader, Edcel Lagman during the House appropriations committee hearing on the P34.3 billion proposed budget of the DSWD for 2011.

Lagman said that the minority bloc, which has 30 members, settled upon taking an oath on Monday in the meeting.

MDGs are calculative targets that state leaders assured to accomplish by the year 2015 so as to annihilate hunger and poverty, ease out mortality rates amongst kids, raise the standards of maternal health and also, encourage human rights.

He is of the belief that if 272 members of the House would take an oath towards offering a fraction of their PDAF to MDG, a sum of P1.35-billion a year or P6.75 billion in terms of five years could drastically help the nation’s likelihood of attaining the MDG by the year 2015.