Anti-Pork Barrel protesters march from Luneta to Mendiola on the 41st anniversary of the proclamation of martial law. Photos by POM CAHILOG-VILLANUEVA
Thousands of Filipinos gathered in Luneta on September 13 to continue the fight against corruption in government. Religious groups,students from different schools and universities, members of people’s organizations, individuals, young and old prayed, sang and raged against the Aquino government’s refusal to abolish the pork barrel system in all its forms in the event organized…
Churches, groups, individuals and people’s organizations gathered at EDSA Shrine for a prayer vigil against the pork barrel system. The event followed the Million People March in various cities in the Philippines and abroad to end corruption in government. Police earlier tried to block progressive groups under the Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (New Patriotic Alliance) from…
Hundreds of thousands of Filipinos gather in Luneta to call for the scrapping of the pork barrel system and to express outrage over the blatant misuse of public funds and growing number of unsolved cases of corruption.
Government officials say the pork barrel is indispensable for development. Listen to what average citizens have to say.
Nida and Solomon Naños were farmworkers in Bicol who were forced to migrate to the city after falling victims to a defective agrarian reform program. They now live along Dario Creek in Quezon City where they face constant threat of demolition.
Protesters from various sectors and regions held their own State of the Nation Address, dubbing it as the Sona ng Bayan (People’s SONA) in Commonwealth Avenue as a response to President Aquino’s annual SONA. Led by the Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (BAYAN), protesters condemned the worsening economic conditions in the three years of the Aquino regime.
Farmer-beneficiaries of Hacienda Luisita march from Tarlac to Manila to press for the immediate distribution of Hacienda Luisita land, as ordered by the Supreme Court. This video shows the hardships the farmworkers undergo to attain justice, despite the nearly insurmountable odds ranged against them by those who control the vast landholding—the family of President Benigno Aquino—who, according to the farmers, use legalities and the government’s coercive forces to delay and eventually keep Hacienda Luisita under their control. But the farmworkers are not to be denied. Aside from pressing their right to land, they have already started tilling the land they say belongs to them by law and by moral right.
25 years after the implementation of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program,farmers campout in front of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) to protest the continued massive landlessness among poor Filipino farmers under what they call the “longest, most repressive land reform program in the Philippines.”