The Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF), or more popularly known as pork barrel, was a yearly lump-sum fund given to legislators for their pet projects. The PDAF has since been declared as unconstitutional by the Supreme Court on November 19, 2013.
In theory, the PDAF was supposed to help deliver basic goods and services that the national government would have otherwise provided. In practice, though, it was often built on political patronage and riddled with inefficiency and alleged corruption.
MoneyPolitics has aggregated the PDAF release records of the 15th Congress, the patterns of PDAF spending by legislators, interviews with senior Cabinet officials and legislators on the issue, and PCIJ stories on pork-barrel funds.
Check out how your legislators spent precious pork money for good or bad.