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June 12, Independence Day rally at Liwasang Bonifacio

Anti-pork groups hold Independence Day rally

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PHOTOS by RYAN LEAGOGO/INQUIRER.net

MANILA, Philippines–‎Despite the filing of plunder and graft charges against those involved in the P10-billion pork barrel scam and their impending arrest, various groups said they are still “not contented.” 

Groups from different sectors will take to the streets their continuous denouncement of the billions-worth Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) racket on the day of national independence on Thursday. 

 

Led by the #Abolishpork movement, hundreds of protesters are expected to gather at Liwasang Bonifacio in Manila to hold a torch-lit march until the historic Mendiola Peace Arch. 

Activist nun Mo. Mary John Mananzan, one of the movement’s leaders, said they will reiterate their demand to make accountable the brains behind the pork barrel scam. 

“The people deserve nothing less. It has become a cause of great outrage that the administration protects its allies implicated in the pork scam,” Mananzan said. 

Dubbed the “Rally for Accountability,” militant, civil and religious groups including Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC), the Whistleblowers Association, Church People’s Alliance Against Pork, Artista Kontra Korapsyon (AKSYON), University of the Philippines (UP) Faculty versus Pork, Youth ACT Now! and Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (BAYAN) will join the march. Read more on INQUIRER

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