Today is National Heroes’ Day, a perfect time to post these pictures taken exactly a year ago, during the Million People March. It was the height of the pork barrel scam—a scandal where government funds appropriated for localized development projects are just going to ghost organizations and therefore, to the pockets of a greedy few. Outraged, tens of thousands of Filipinos gathered to Luneta (Rizal Park) to express indignity and to call for the abolition of the pork barrel. Today, key players of the scandal, Napoles and the first three senators on this list have been detained, but this pork barrel issue is far from over.
I met up with my friends, because those that protest together, stay together. 😉 It was a perfect time to reunite because all of us wanted to join the march anyway.
Kicking corruption goodbye:
Three tries and I still couldn’t nail the kicking shot haha.
Monument for our National Hero, Dr. Jose Rizal.