Our Version of the One Million March
With the active online activities of the Soccsksargen bloggers, the call for One Million March to Luneta was also replicated here in General Santos City. The group gathered around in the Oval Plaza at 9AM and did a silent prayer for the total scrapping of the pork barrel. Although there were only a few who heeded the call, there is no mistaking that we have a few groups who also wanted answers to where their taxes have gone to.
We may not have reached one million or so, not even fifty for this group, but it is because there has been a few other groups, some leftists and civilians who were out in the streets doing their very own rally and wanted to make sure their voices are heard by the government to totally scrap the PDAF.
While in the true sense there are advantages of the PDAF, we ask for total reform in the process by which it is used. And for the process by which it is downloaded to the indigents may it be for scholarship, hard and soft projects or even for infrastructure to make new roads bridging one barangay to the other.
It has always been our call, that people in the government will realize how hard-earned that money is and it should be spent well for the people's good and not to be taken inside their pockets and be used for luxurious lifestyle.
I am glad that there are people who wanted to be heard, and they have concerns for the country's future, hence this small gathering to ask for scrapping of the Pork Barrel.
Did you do your part? If not, just continue to pray for it. It usually works!