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Million People March
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The Philippines celebrated National Heroes Day and many Filipinos from different areas in the country simultaneously protested against the legislators and President's "pork barrel" funds or Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF). The Filipino taxpayers, from all walks of life -- celebrities, high profile personalities, religious groups, civil organizations and ordinary taxpayers, demanded the scrapping of the pork barrel, and the prosecution of legislators allegedly involved in the misuse of these public funds.
The outrage gradually started when an alleged 10 billion peso scam surfaced which were reportedly coursed through "ghost or dummy" non government offices (NGOs) and ghost projects.
The "Million People March" only marks the beginning of a series of protest against it, according to the rally organizers.