The USNS Salvor, a safeguard class salvage vessel, has arrived at Tubbataha Reef to help in the salvage operation of the USS Guardian, which ran aground there, even as the US Navy plans to continue pumping off fuel from the minesweeper to reduce the ship's payload and minimize further damage to the reef.
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Before it was known as the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF), it used to be the Countrywide Development Fund. Whatever it may be called, the bottomline is it is an appropriation made to help the political careers of elected officials. Solar News anchor Pia Hontiveros takes a closer look at the history of pork. Aired on Solar Daybreak, November 7, 2013.