Quantcast

Anti-pork concert targets youth

By

MANILA, Philippines – After a “picnic rally” and a prayer vigil, anti-pork barrel groups will stage a concert on Friday, in a bid to encourage younger people to join the campaign.

Father Joe Dizon told Radyo Inquirer 990AM Friday that at least twenty bands confirmed their attendance to the “Rock and Rage Against Pork!” concert at Luneta Park.

The priest, who led the interfaith rally last Wednesday at the “Edsa Tayo” prayer vigil, said they would first have a prayer gathering at 3 p.m., followed by a series of educational discussions before the 6 p.m. concert.

“We are expecting 10,000 [people] or more [to attend] and mostly youth, students. Because Catholic schools have allowed their students to attend,” he said.

On Monday, the Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines (CEAP) invited its member schools to participate in the Luneta Park activity and the 1 p.m. protest march from various areas in Manila.

“Rock and Rage Against Pork!” is the latest event protesting the government’s use of discretionary funds, after the August 26 “Million People March” and the September 11 “Edsa Tayo” prayer vigil.

Dizon said they would continue to protest the pork barrel system amid President Benigno Aquino III’s announcement of the abolition of the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) and the Supreme Court’s temporary restraining order on the remaining 2013 PDAF and Malampaya funds.

“Malacanang said they will abolish the PDAF but they did not remove it from the 2014 budget. [The President] merely changed the system. Nothing was resolved. That’s why the people are not satisfied,” he said.

Dizon said they would continue to organize such activities until the whole pork barrel system would be abolished; perpetrators are investigated and punished; and funds are channeled to housing, education, health and other social services.

The priest said they have secured a permit from the National Parks Development Committee for the concert.

Concert

“On Pork Day the 13th, we will continue the march with art, music and performances that take a stand against the pork barrel system!” said the event’s Facebook page.

Mae “Juana Change” Paner, who was among the invited personalities, told media she was excited for the event’s “lechon parade” and jail booth.

Performers include Cookie Chua, Bayang Barrios, Lolita Carbon, Darryl Shy, Pochoy Labog and Diday Garcellano.

Also gracing the event is Jograd Dela Torre who composed the song “Kawatan,” now dubbed as the anthem of the anti-pork barrel movement.

Other performers and bands include Bobby Balingit of The Wuds, Jess Santiago, Datu’s Tribe, Talahib, Bad Omen, Luna, Bersus, Ericson Acosta, Danny Fabella, Karl Ramirez, Plagpul, 5-year Plan, The Prolets, Fuseboxx, Hoochie Coochie Mickie, Adelphos, Suc, Hampaslupa, Skeleton Years, Hulyo, and Autotelic.

Recent Stories:

Complete stories on our Digital Edition newsstand for tablets, netbooks and mobile phones; 14-issue free trial. About to step out? Get breaking alerts on your mobile.phone. Text ON INQ BREAKING to 4467, for Globe, Smart and Sun subscribers in the Philippines.

Disclaimer: The comments uploaded on this site do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of management and owner of INQUIRER.net. We reserve the right to exclude comments that we deem to be inconsistent with our editorial standards.

Copyright © 2020,

To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.

Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate: c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94



News

  • House changes to budget not allowed – Lacson
  • DOH will be more area-specific in reporting of COVID-19 cases
  • Metro Manila mayors want quarantine until end of 2020
  • Hungarian restaurant serves on ferris wheel
  • Metro Manila mayors open to shorter curfew for ‘Simbang Gabi’
  • Sports

  • Wounded warrior
  • No bubble-living trouble for Standhardinger, but can he take NorthPort deep?
  • Koeman: Barca not among Champions League favorites
  • Rooney ‘angry’ after being forced to self-isolate
  • Australia Institute of Sport, Singapore Sports School serve as blueprint for NAS
  • Lifestyle

  • COVID ‘just an additional nuisance’ for breast cancer patients
  • Working out for beginners
  • Workout buddies who listen, too
  • Bianca King might just not buy any clothes in 2021, and here’s why
  • Heaven Peralejo doesn’t mind being second choice to Julia Barretto in new teleserye
  • Entertainment

  • Daniel reveals when he plans to propose to Kathryn
  • Beyond benign fun and froth, ‘We Bare Bears’ creator talks about racism and intolerance
  • How Sharon Osbourne survived 3 suicide attempts, 28-year depression
  • Crazy Jhenny, October 20, 2020
  • Tuldok, October 20, 2020
  • Business

  • Online lending privacy rules tightened
  • Ayala’s energy arm bags 2nd solar project in India
  • On virus watch, Villar’s AllHome still bent on opening new stores
  • Sales and sails: Confidence returns to insipid stock market
  • App to protect rights of creators, innovators launched
  • Technology

  • Drivers stay pedestrian when it comes to car colors
  • NTC seeks revision of right-of-way rules for telco sites
  • Irish data regulator probes Instagram use of child data
  • Is poor air quality linked to increased school absences? — study
  • AI model can tell COVID-19 from flu and other diseases
  • Opinion

  • Editorial cartoon, October 20, 2020
  • Editorial cartoon, October 19, 2020
  • Far from doomsday, but…
  • The true meaning of trees
  • Liberation, blessing or curse
  • Global Nation

  • Pandemic prompts PH Navy to call off major naval event
  • S. Korea, Philippines vow to beef up defense cooperation
  • PH Navy says it’s ready for security role in resumption of oil hunt in West Philippine Sea
  • Safety marshalls to ensure physical distancing when beaches, resorts reopen
  • Fil-Am group raises ‘awareness’ of Democrats’ campaign
  • PHOTOS AND VIDEOS

    • Cordillera dishes show connection to the earth

      Read More

    • THIS WEEK’S FESTIVALS: May 19-25, 2019

      Read More

    • McDonald’s PH Chairman & Founder, George T. Yang turns over three performing arts studios for DLSU Manila

      Read More

    • Cops arrest 6 ‘Basag Kotse’ suspects

      Read More

    • Honest naia cabbie cited for exemplary deed

      Read More

    • Mom of 5-year-old girl with leukemia looking for more good samaritans

      Read More

    • Compensation commission releases P2.3-M to aid Marawi soldiers

      Read More

    • PNP can’t always fool public with ‘nanlaban’ claims – solons

      Read More

    • Poll: Most dislike NFL protests and Trump comments

      Read More

    • Former Mexico governor wanted in US arrested

      Read More

    • US: Nobel Peace choice doesn’t change US stance

      Read More

    • California becomes first ‘sanctuary state’ for undocumented migrants

      Read More

    • Mexican photojournalist found dead after kidnapping

      Read More

    • Moscow gets 130 fake bomb calls, evacuates 100,000 people

      Read More

    • Frustrated police appeal for public’s help in Vegas case

      Read More