#MillionPeopleMarch

BY: JUSEPH ELAS

People coming from different places in Manila gathered in Luneta for the Million People March last August 26, 2013














The country was filled with cries to abolish the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) or what is famously known as the ‘Pork Barrel’ that came to political and social limelight after Janet Lim-Napoles embezzled it and took millions of it under the government’s nose last August 26, 2013.


The main gathering was held in Luneta, Manila where thousands of people protested against the overhauling of PDAF and pursue the call to completely abolish it.

On a different picture, a hacking group known as ‘Anonymous Philippines’ hacked 32 websites of the government as a sign of their engagement in the said protest.

The call to gather was made by Ito Rapadas, former lead singer of the band Neocolors and now a record producer, to extend his discontent with the present predicament and the path where the issue involving the PDAF is going. The bottom line is simple, all the people who gathered wanted the government to clean up its mess and serve the people right.

The #MillionPeopleMarch, attended by many, was also participated not only by ordinary Filipinos but by artists and several politicos as well.

Some artists extended their support via social media.

Screen captures of Agot Isidro’s and Chokoleit’s tweet.


It was also participated by many other Filipinos in several regions such as Pampanga, Albay, Davao, Zamboanga, and Pangasinan. All on the streets of their city, crying for what real justice and governance is, hoping that the national government will drop their eyes on them and hear their brazen uproars.

People who gathered in Pangasinan for the #MillionPeopleMarch
People who gathered in Zamboanga for the #MillionPeopleMarch

Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) also showed their protests online via social media. They go in sync with their fellow Filipinos around the world and made the same cry. 


OFWs joining the #MillionPeopleMarch 
At the end of the day, we all want the same thing, we all cry for the same matter that we wish the government will notice. At the end, it all boils down to the mercy of the people who should ensure that the clamor and the interests of the Filipino people will be catered. At the end, it’s all up to their collective conscience if they will continue to be corrupt and ignore the sentiments of the people or do what is right in accordance to their duty as leaders of this land.
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