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    Filipinos march to Luneta vs ‘pork’

    THOUSANDS of Filipinos from all walks of life on Monday trooped to Luneta (Rizal) Park in Manila to protest the alleged massive graft and corruption under the administration of Philippine President Benigno Aquino III.
    Shouting “abolish priority development assistance fund (PDAF) and disbursement acceleration fund (DAP),” different political, business and religious groups joined the multi-sectoral rally spearheaded by the Anti-Pork Movement.
    In an interview over dzRH Radio-Manila, farmers’ group leader and former party-list representative Rafael Mariano said P9.48 billion for irrigation projects in Metro Manila has been inserted in the proposed 2015 national budget.
    “How can we irrigate Metro Manila when it has no farmlands?” Mariano asked.
    The United People of Makati Against Corruption (UPAC) also showed up at the rally, asking the government to conduct an impartial probe on the whopping P2.7-billion park building built by Vice President Jejomar Binay when he was still the city mayor.
    “The amount spent for the 7-storey building should have been used by the local government of Makati City for the construction of low-cost housing projects for homeless residents,” UPAC said in a statement.
    The protest action, which coincided with the celebration of National Heroes Day, began at 7 a.m. and will culminate at 4 p.m. today.
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