The "pork barrel" is a nick name for the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF). A benefit given by the executive department to the legislature to which the essence was to assist the districts and provinces of needed funds to develop the locality. However as years passed by, the fund (in millions of pesos per congressman and senator) was misused through corruption and malversation.
This prompted the Filipinos to stand their ground and oblige its government to abolish PDAF. Thus, the "Million People March" took place all over the country and even abroad to where there are Filipino communities.
Quirino Grandstand in Manila, Burnham Park in Baguio, Plaza Rizal at Naga, Rizal Park at Davao, Digos, and General Santos, Plaza Independencia at Cebu, Provincial Capitol of Bacolod, Kiosko Kagawasan of Cagayan De Oro, City Rotunda of Tacurong, and Plaza Pershing of Zamboanga.
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Schadow1 Expeditions was able to attend the rally at Quirino Grandstand Manila and captured the moment of unity of the Filipinos.
|Rizal Park in Manila where Jose Rizal, the country's national hero, demanded equality|
among the colonizers until the last of his breath at this spot.
|Jograd Dela Torre after singing his "Kawatan" rendition of Price Tag|
for the Million People March
|Came across Che Gurrobat of Backpacking Pilipinas and Booksail|
Two days prior the Million People March, the president has declared the abolition of PDAF however, the Filipino people are one in the total abolition of PDAF in any of its derivative forms as the legislature only has one responsibility, which is to create laws. The local projects are the projects of the local government units and not the Congress nor the Senate. As such, the people are firm with their voice at the march: Abolition of PDAF, placing the culprits to jail and transparency by pushing the Freedom of Information Bill.