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Protesters say outrage over pork not enough

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GOLDEN PIG AS NEW IDOL  Members of organizations taking part in the “Stand Up, Sign Up” people’s initiative against all forms of pork barrel at Rizal Park in Manila take cover from the heat under a giant papier-mâché golden pig.  RICHARD A. REYES

Outrage over the pork barrel is not enough. Filipinos must turn out and sign up for a people’s initiative for the enactment of a law that would abolish once and for all that source of political patronage and official corruption.

Posted: August 26th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Baguio activists launch signature drive for law vs ‘pork’

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Baguio Abolish Pork Barrel Movement

A group of activists launched the summer capital’s version of the “abolish pork” movement, aiming to gather signatures of the more than 150,000 voters here, as the city’s contribution to a people’s initiative for a law banning the pork barrel in the national budget.

Posted: August 25th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

500 cops deployed for rallies

The Manila Police District said it would deploy 500 policemen to Luneta for the big rally and to the Chino Roces Bridge (Mendiola) area near Malacañang, where there will be another rally against the pork barrel. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Police on Sunday urged protesters to maintain peace during their rally on Monday against the pork barrel and the amendment of the Constitution at Rizal Park in Manila.

Posted: August 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Palace asks: What pork?

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On the eve of a massive protest to be held at Rizal Park in Manila on Monday, Aug. 25, Malacañang on Sunday maintained that the graft-ridden pork barrel had been scrapped. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

What pork? Define pork. On the eve of a massive protest to be held at Rizal Park in Manila on Monday, Malacañang on Sunday maintained that the graft-ridden pork barrel had been scrapped.

Posted: August 25th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Protesters seek 6M signatures to kill pork once and for all

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Looking properly porcine, young activists push for the abolition of the graft-swamped pork barrel during a protest rally along Taft Avenue in Manila.    RICHARD A. REYES/INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The different groups behind the people’s initiative campaign to wipe out the pork barrel tradition in Congress are aiming to get as many as 10 million autographs or nearly double the minimum threshold needed to make this proposal cemented into law.

Posted: August 25th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

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