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Campaign vs. pork in
cyberspace, too

BY CARLA GOMEZ

Negrenses have brought their campaign for the abolition of the pork barrel fund to cyberspace.

“Tipon Negrosanon - Pork Barrel Untaton” is now on Facebook, and describes itself as “a convergence of concerned Negrenses to call for the abolition of PDAF (Priority Development Assistance Fund), commonly known as Pork Barrel which has become the milking cow of crocodiles.”

“Don't chicken out. Come and join us,” it says.

The Negrosanons Kontra Korapsyon are staging a “Tipon Tipon sa Lagoon” in front of the provincial Capitol building in Bacolod City at 9 a.m. Monday, to air their outrage over the misuse of the pork barrel funds by some of the country’s lawmakers.

The protest will be held simultaneously with a mass public gathering at the Rizal Park in Manila and in other parts of the country on August 26.

Assembly points will be in front of the Carmelite Monastery in the north, in front of the Chinese Temple near the Triangle Plaza in the east and the Pope John Paul II Tower in the west, and participants are urged to wear white, the Facebook site says.

“I hope wala politiko kag (no politicians and) flags of any color. It should be a mobilization of taxpayers”, Batang Negros wrote on the Facebook wall.

To which the administrator of the wall replied: “We welcome everyone from all persuasions. This event is not about the yellow, not about the pink, not about the red, nor is it green...it is all about being a true Filipino!! Mabuhay ang Filipino!! See you!!”*CPG

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