We, the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) consultants to the peace talks currently incarcerated in Camp Crame, join with the masses of the Filipino people in condemning the outrageous plunder of the people’s money through systematic stealing and abuse of lump sum allocations.
Even though we are behind bars, our spirits are soaring high to be with the people’s Million March Against the Pork Barrel on August 26, 2013 at Luneta. This will be a historical convergence of the people’s rage and anger against the rampant corruption in the government.
We are also joining the mass actions and outrage of the Filipino people here and abroad.
The people are now rising up for their democratic rights and welfare. They are fed up with the system of plunder and corruption, and the absence of transparency and accountability of government bureaucrats and officials guilty of these crimes.
The people demand that the pork barrel system and any of its variations be abolished.
The people rightfully and urgently demand that the plunderers and their cohorts be punished.
The people also want the people’s money for social services to be re-channeled to an independent people’s commission.
We hope that this August 26 protest will strengthen the power of the people to uphold and defend their democratic rights and welfare. We also hope that this further empowerment will totally eradicate and uproot the whole system of corruption and culture of plunder of the people’s coffers by the greedy government bureaucrats and officials.
And through this enhanced people power, the people will benefits the fruits of their manual and mental labor, and eventually establish the fundamental changes in our society where the Filipino people will truly attain peace and prosperity.
Abolish the pork barrel system and all its variations!
Punish the plunderers and corrupt government officials and their cohorts!
Relinquish the people’s money to an independent people’s commission!
Long live the Filipino people!(Sgd) Renante Gamara (Sgd) Eduardo Sarmiento (Sgd) Eduardo Serrano August 25, 2013 Camp Crame