3,000 protest against pork barrel in Davao City

Subscribe Now August 26, 2013 at 06:58pm

Some 3,000 people joined the protest rally at the Rizal Park here on Monday morning.

At around 8 a.m., hundreds of students of the Ateneo de Davao University (ADDU), nuns and militant groups marched for about a kilometer from the Freedom Park to the Rizal Park. They converged with protesters waiting at the Rizal Park.

Father Joel Tabora, S.J., president of the ADDU, one of the speakers at the rally, said: “We are tired of this. We are sick of it. We demand change.”

“We demand nothing less than prosecution to the fullest extent of the law for those individuals who have gravely abused their discretion and violated the people’s trust,” Tabora said.

“We want transparency in all government transactions, including public biddings on projects, making sure that the money disbursed actually goes to the intended projects or beneficiaries. Short of a legislated Freedom of Information Law, we demand that measures be adopted now, to afford each and every Filipino the right to ‘audit’ how government funds are being spent,” he added.

Source: inquirer.net

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