Million People March Takes Anti-Pork Barrel Protest to Ayala on October 4

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“TULOY ANG LABAN! October 4.”

“We continue the call to #ScrapPork! This time at Ayala. Noynoy Aquino (PNoy),  Senators and Congressmen: If you still have not heard our call, idikdik n’yo sa utak n’yo:  KAMI ANG INYONG BOSS. KAMI ANG NAGPAPASUWELDO SA INYO. HINDI N’YO PERA ‘YAN.  PERA NAMING LAHAT YAN!!!”

This is the new battle cry of the participants of the August 26 anti-pork barrel Million People March in Luneta, as they take their to protest rally to Ayala corner Paseo de Roxas in Makati on October 4. Assembly time is 3:00PM. Program starts at 5:30 PM.

This new protest rally comes after the Aquino Administration and Congress have asked the Supreme Court to reject petitions by anti-pork barrel advocates to declare the pork barrel system unconstitutional.

The Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) also urged either the partial or total lifting of the court’s temporary restraining order (TRO) on the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) for the rest of the year, P12.2 billion of the allocated P25 billion.

The Million People March @Ayala will continue to  call on the Aquino Administration, Senate and Congress to:

SCRAP THE PORK BARREL SYSTEM. We define pork barrel as all state funds subject to discretionary use and/or allocation by officials in all branches and in all levels of the government. We urge all Filipinos to push hard for the scrapping of the pork barrel system, and at the same time, to continue the discourse on the best alternative to take its place — an alternative that will fully serve the interests of our people as a whole, and will ensure that public money is strictly and absolutely for the use and benefit of all Filipinos, and not just the greedy few.

ACCOUNT FOR ALL PORK SPENT. We challenge all government officials, officers and employees who received, allocated, or otherwise made use of these discretionary funds to publicly make an accounting of the same. We call on all Filipinos to demand such action from all levels of government and to maintain utmost vigilance until these public servants have accounted for all of the pork, down to the last centavo. We encourage fellow Filipinos to launch and share their initiatives to press for transparency in all levels of government and in all kinds of government transactions .

INVESTIGATE AND PUNISH THOSE WHO MISUSE PORK. The pork barrel scandal goes beyond the Napoles scam. We Filipinos must sustain our demand on the government to show its determination to prosecute and punish not only its political enemies but also its own allies and appointees involved in the misuse of discretionary funds. We must continue letting our voices be heard until the guilty are convicted with finality and jailed, to serve as examples to those who may want to follow in their footsteps, that public money must be used solely and exclusively for the benefit and in the best interests of the Filipino people.

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