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Monday, August 26, 2013

Million People March to Scrap Pork Barrel


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"We Appreciate the fact that the President has responded to the public clamor to abolish the PDAF. However, the altternative package of still allowing the Congressmen and Senators to identify sponsored projects to be funded, albeit as line items in the annual budget, continues to leave MONEY within the grasp of conniving and corrupt public officials. In effect, this merely shifted the timeframe upon when these projects are identified and approved. Therefore, the PORK BARREL REMAINS!

We pursue our call for completely abolishing the Pork Barrel. Let our legislators just legislate."
This is the reason why a great number of people continued to troop towards Luneta to join the Million People March. The complete scrapping of the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) or pork barrel is what majority of the people wants. Its what everyone deserves.
 

But when you read statements like these below, I'm not really so sure the pork barrel will really get scrapped. It might just get reborn with another name:



"I am not obliged." Famous words of a senator, a leader of the land, one who is supposed to uphold a sense of integrity and accountability above all else.
A Malacanang official says "Malacanang shares the same outrage on the misuse, abuse of PDAF, but there are legitimate needs that only the officials from the district could effectively identify."
A senator says "The pork barrel system is no longer my concern since I would not avail of the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF)  in the next General Appropriations Act." 

Corruption is worse than prostitution, but apathy is beyond worse. The second might endanger the morals of an individual, the first  invariably endangers the morals of the entire country, yet the third ......endangers not just the morals but also everything else there is. If you failed to join the rest of us in Luneta at the Million People March, then you may be not as determined and passionate enough like you think.

"Just beside from where we're standing, a group formed a circle so others could speak up about the pork barrel corruption. I listened to a few speakers who just vented out their anger. I could feel it flowing through mine as well, but at the same time I could pinpoint something positive snowballing - that we're not in a coma anymore. After a long while we're finally speaking up for ourselves, across from all sectors and regions, against no particular political affiliation, rather against all forms of corruption and abuse." - Marky Ramone Go

The Million People March showed how creative and determined each one of us can get if we put our heart and mind into it. There may be a million ways to show how we truly want to scrap pork - Different strokes for different folks - but all are united and share a common goal.
Pork barrel must be ABOLISHED and pork barrel  scammers must be JAILED because it has become an  INSTITUTIONALIZED CORRUPTION!

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2 comments:

  1. Activities Sept 21

    METRO MANILA
    @ 7am "Bike against PORK BARREL SYSTEM" - Starting from UP Oblation to Luneta
    @ 9am "Level Up: Never Porkget" - Quirino Grandstand
    @ 12noon "Pork Parade" - Starting from Luneta to Mendiola
    @ 1pm "Pork Barrel Forum: A Call to Righteous Governance" - Good Samaritan United Methodist Church in Quezon Ave, QC
    @ 3pm "Jericho March" - Prayer Rally at Luneta Kilometer Zero

    BOHOL
    @2:30pm "TIG-UM BOLANON KONTRA PORK BARREL" - Starting from St. Lourdes Church

    L.A. California, USA
    @6:30pm PST (of Sept 20) "Solidarity Action by Fil-Ams" - Philippines Embassy, 3600 Wilshire Blvd

    For further updates and announcements pls see our FB page: https://www.facebook.com/ScrapPork
    For further details see our Google Calendar >> http://bit.ly/PorkCal

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  2. Honestly, I don't get the exact reason why corrupt leaders would do this. Don't they think that the money that they get that supposed to be a fund for NGO's would be a great help if ever it was rightfully given. That's the main reason why our country 's economic status improvement is so far to be reached.
    If this issue would be solved by the government then I'm sure that our country will have its own progress. *Pork barrel must be ABOLISHED and pork barrel scammers must be JAILED because it has become an INSTITUTIONALIZED CORRUPTION!*

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