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Corona joins ‘Million People March’, heckled

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MANILA, Philippines – Impeached Chief Justice Renato Corona joined Monday the “Million People March” at the Luneta Park for the abolition of the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF), popularly called “pork barrel”, but was booed on his way out.

“We are here to be one with the anger of the people because of the abuses being done to the fund of the nation,” said Corona who was convicted of misdeclaring his statement of assets and liabilities and networth (SALN) in 2012 by the Senate that acted as an impeachment court.

HE’S BACK Impeached Chief Justice Renato Corona raises a clenched fist as he joins “Million People March” at the Luneta Park Monday, Aug. 26, 2013, calling for the abolition of the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) or “pork barrel”. He was, however, heckled and booed by the crowd as he left the park. Corona was impeached in 2012 for misdeclaring his statement of assets and liabilities and networth (SALN). MATIKAS SANTOS/INQUIRER.net

“The money and taxes of the people are being taken from them every month thinking that it would be used properly, but turns out it would end up in anomalies instead,” he said.

The amount that was lost should have ended up in projects like the improvement of government hospitals services and projects for schools such as classrooms, he said.

On Corona’s way out of Rizal Park, he was booed and was repeatedly called “Epal”.

People also shouted “Corona baboy [pig]” at his van as it was on its way out. One protester cried: “Your family stole our taxpayer’s money!”

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