Timed for the 27th year commemoration of the Mendiola massacre on January 22, militant farmers demanded that Pres. Aquino should be ousted for his “incompetence and anti-farmer stance.”
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Public transport here are geared for a city-wide strike on Wednesday, November 13, to call for the abolition of the government’s pork barrel system and excessive taxes that transport leaders said have burdened drivers and the public.
With scandal fully blown into the open about the wastage of pork barrel, members organizations of the Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) said the government has been denied now of the alibi that it lacked the funds for the needs of the poor.
People’s initiatives, protests and public advocacy are three ways raised by Davao lawyers groups for the public to continue the anti-corruption and anti-pork campaigns launched by various groups all over the country.
If Noynoy wants to be remembered as a statesman rather than as a politician, his best judgment would be to grant the outstanding demand of the people. Which is: to abolish the DAP or the presidential pork barrel system. This is his most formidable defense against any probe or query relating to the legality or morality of the DAP. This is his best defense!
Zarate said that while the Constitution allows the President to realign savings based on the approved budget items, he said that the DAP “created new projects not allocated in the General Appropriations and therefore must be approved by Congress.”
A national teachers group joined anti-pork protests Friday in various cities in the country, on the eve of World Teachers’ Day, as they slammed President Benigno Aquino’s defense of maintaining his discretionary fund while refusing to increase their salaries.
Imagine that! Big lump sums of money going to the personal discretion of the Congressmen and Senators who were blest with Noynoy’s benevolence? Did these sums of money go to projects? Haha! And why not all the legislators were given? If DAP funds are indeed meant for “Accelerated Development”, then where? What concretely are these development initiatives that the senators and congressmen [as recipients of the funds] have undertaken?
She said the Aquino administration has resorted to giving an old mechanisms a new name that does not guarantee transparency.
Librado-Trinidad said this situation, where elite politicians are infighting among themselves, leaves people no choice but to intensify their protests.
“I believe our fight against corruption and bureaucrat capitalism must intensify as no one can effectively carry out this fight but us,” she said.