Angeles City protesters want ‘pork’ scam perpetrators jailed | Inquirer News

Angeles City protesters want ‘pork’ scam perpetrators jailed

/ 10:29 AM August 26, 2013

ANGELES CITY, Philippines – “Yes!” was the resounding reply of those in a crowd of more than 1,000 people when Pampanga Auxiliary Bishop Pablo Virgilio David asked them if they thought that those involved in the pork barrel scam, lawmakers included, were thieves.

Before David asked this, he first shared the views of a female pickpocket who wondered why she was languishing in jail for stealing to feed her kids and those who looted the people’s money were free.


“Aren’t they thieves too?” she asked.

“We have to call a spade a spade,” David told mass-goers who came to the Holy Rosary Parish in solidarity with the Million People’s March in Rizal Park also on Monday.


The real issue, according to the bishop, was the politics of patronage that the priority development assistance fund bred. He openly wondered at the “deafening silence” of senators and congressmen about calls for a probe on the misuse of PDAF by their colleagues.

“Malaki ang kanilang pananagutan sa Diyos at bayan (They have a lot to answer for to God and the nation),” the bishop said toward the end of his homily, urging Catholics to do their part by being responsible citizens.

Related Stories

3,000 march against pork barrel in Zamboanga City

Security tight at Luneta Park for ‘Million People March’

Aquino vows to go after ‘pork abusers’

Aquino faces 1st big protest

Janet Napoles and the pork barrel scam

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Angeles City, Million People’s March, PDAF, Philippines, Politics, Pork barrel, Protests
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

Subscribe to our daily newsletter

© Copyright 1997-2022 | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.