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“Government is fooling the students and the people when [President Benigno Aquino] said that government has no more fund for education, when he just distributed it to his political supporters,” said Arian Jane Ramos, Alyansa ng mga Aktibong Kabataan sa UP Mindanao (ANAK UP Min).
“Government corruption is an injustice to the people. Taxpayers are paying them salaries at 80 to 90 thousand monthly while it will probably take a lifetime for an impoverished farmer and lumad to earn it,” Paracha said.
Bayan Muna Representative Atty. Carlos Isagani Zarate (center) stressed the need to abolish both the legislative PDAF and presidential “pork” or special funds in order to stop the culture of patronage politics. Joining Zarate is Asst. Deputy Ombudsman for Mindanao Atty. Rodolfo Elman (second, left), teachers of Ateneo de Davao University and anti-corruption advocates during Wednesday’s forum on pork barrel held at Ateneo de Davao University. (davaotoday.com photo by Barry Ohaylan)
Grim, stiff-lipped, agitated are all written in the faces of these youth over Congress’ misuse of public funds at the expense of lack of budget for education. The Youth for Accountability and Truth Now (Youth ACT Now) led around 800 youth and students in Wednesday’s march rally from Rizal Park to Freedom Park. (davaotoday.com photo by Ace R. Morandante)
An elderly lights a candle at Davao City’s Freedom Park along Roxas Avenue and CM Recto on Wednesday’s nationwide action for the abolition of Congress pork barrel and the president’s special funds. The candle lighting was the culmination of two events – the Youth for Accountability and Truth Now (Youth ACT Now) rally and a forum at Ateneo de Davao University on the pork barrel system. (davaotoday.com photo by Ace R. Morandante)
Fr. Tabora, who spoke during the rally, said “we deserve nothing but the absolute truth from our leaders in government. How are public
funds being spent? Napoles has brought the “decaying rat” from the stinking closet into the open. She has exposed the dishonor in the pomp and ritual of the ’honorables’.”
Monday’s protest march against the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) or pork barrel will continue, despite President Benigno Aquino III’s statement that the pork barrel system will be abolished.