Tiangco says pork barrel funds delayed

Posted at Mar 12 2012 07:47 PM | Updated as of Mar 13 2012 04:08 AM

MANILA, Philippines - Navotas Rep. Toby Tiangco on Monday said his pork barrel funds for 2011 were delayed allegedly because he did not endorse the impeachment complaint against then Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez.

He said he received the first tranche of his 2011 pork barrel funds on August 2011 instead of May. He said the delays could affect projects including scholarships for students.

Asked if he received his pork barrel, he said: "Nakuha, pero August 1."

He said he received the second tranche of his pork barrel funds in October.

He also said he was told in confidence by some lawmakers that they did not feel like signing the impeachment complaint against Chief Justice Renato Corona.

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