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In 100 Words: Million People March

This morning, millions of Filipinos will march towards the Quirino Grandstand to protest the PDAF or the Pork Barrel. Over the past week netizens spread the word regarding the much-anticipated rally to Luneta, using the hashtag #MillionPeopleMarch on social media to drum up interest. As word continues to spread about the rally, President Noynoy Aquino announced on Saturday that he has abolished the PDAF in favor of an unnamed budget system.

Despite the abolition of the PDAF, the protest will continue today. Heavy traffic will be expected in the Ermita and Malate areas, and with rains looming, expect a rainy march to Luneta. The protest is an opportunity for people to voice out anger against corruption and greed that has threatened the progress of the Philippines.

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