The Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) forms a group that will draft the implementing rules and regulations covering election campaign motorcades along major thoroughfares in Metro Manila.
MMDA Chair Francis Tolentino says that, aside from main roads like EDSA, C-5 and Commonwealth Avenue, certain secondary roads should also be covered by the resolution issued by the Commission on Elections.
The Comelec resolution aims to prevent traffic congestion caused by campaign activities of candidates or political groups for the upcoming midterm election in May.
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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.