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Pandoras Barrel

 

“In classical Greek mythology, Pandora was the first woman on Earth. Zeus ordered Hephaestus, the god of craftsmanship, to create her, so he did—using water and earth. The gods endowed her with many gifts: Athena clothed her, Aphrodite gave her beauty, and Hermes gave her speech.

 

When Prometheus stole fire from heaven, Zeus took vengeance by presenting Pandora to Epimetheus, Prometheus’ brother. With her, Pandora was given a beautiful jar – with instructions not to open it under any circumstance. Impelled by her curiosity (given to her by the gods), Pandora opened it, and all evil contained therein escaped and spread over the earth. She hastened to close the container, but the whole contents had escaped, except for one thing that lay at the bottom – the Spirit of Hope named Elpis. Pandora, deeply saddened by what she had done, feared she would have to face Zeus’ wrath, since she had failed her duty; however, Zeus did not punish Pandora, because he knew this would happen.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pandora%27s_box

 

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Pang-Halloween na, pang-Pork barrel pa.

 

Anti-Pork protests continue- #PORKTOBERFEST – A Street Party Protest Against the Pork Barrel System

Kung hindi ako nagkakamali, ito ay ‘organized’ by the #ScrapPork Network. Sama na! (Extracted from FB events)

 

#PORKTOBERFEST – A Street Party Protest Against the Pork Barrel System
October 25, 2013
7:00 pm
T.Morato, Quezon City

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So you go out on a payday Friday night. You check your payslip and you see your withholding tax – there goes part of your hard-earned money. You pay for parking with 12% EVAT. You buy food and drinks with friends and you pay your bill – with 12% EVAT. The next morning you read the papers, you see how the taxes you paid last night was misused by people you thought you could trust. Dammit.

On October 25, a Friday night, you probably will go out again. Pay for parking, pay for gas, and pay for your weekly dose of Friday night food and drinks – with all those you pay 12% EVAT. BUT YOU HAVE HAD ENOUGH OF THE DECEIT AND THIEVERY. You want to tell your government that what you will be paying on the night of October 25 should be properly used and should not go to the pockets of those suckers. YOU WILL DO THIS AT THE #PORKTOBERFEST!

BE IN THE KNOW. BE AWARE. BECAUSE YOU OWE IT TO YOUR COUNTRY. Because you can have fun while you learn about your country’s issues and while you become part of the solution to your country’s problems.

WE DEMAND:

1) The ABOLITION of the Pork Barrel System.
2) A FULL ACCOUNTING of ALL pork barrel funds used.
3) An IMPARTIAL INVESTIGATION and the PROSECUTION OF ALL INDIVIDUALS INVOLVED in the misuse of pork barrel funds.

WE SUPPORT THE PASSING OF THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT.

There will be NO CENTRAL STAGE AND SPEECHES. Bars and restaurants in the area are invited to set up tables and chairs/ booths and kiosks and even small platforms/stages along the sidewalk of Morato to provide entertainment AGAINST THE PORK BARREL. Street performers/artists (flashmobs, singers, poetry readers, etc.) are also invited to perform along the street.

Express yourself on our Freedom Wall where you can write your protests against the pork barrel system!

Bring your noisemakers because at 12 midnight we will make noise that will echo throughout this country TO SHOW THIS GOVERNMENT THAT WE ARE THE BOSS AND WE WANT THE PORK BARREL SYSTEM SCRAPPED!!!

Show the government that you want cleaning up! WEAR WHITE! COME AND SHOW YOUR GOVERNMENT THAT YOU ARE THE BOSS!

#Porktoberfest #100DAYS #ScrapPork #tayoangboss #MillionPeopleMarch

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/484327198331700/

Anti-Pork protests continue-The Halloween Ride!

Anti-Pork protests continue


Pagkatapos ng Million People March sa Luneta ay sunod-sunod pa ang mga naging pagkilos ng iba’t-ibang grupo at siyempre ng mamamayan. Ang ilan sa mga ito ay ang mga sumusunod: (extracted from FB events)

RIDE TO ABOLISH ALL PORK – The Halloween Ride!

RIDE TO ABOLISH ALL PORK The Halloween Ride
Ngayong Halloween, mag ride tayo upang hindi masayang ang mga buwis na ating ibinabayad sa mga GHOST PROJECTS..

Hangga’t nandiyan ang PORK BARREL SYSTEM, dadami pa ang mga ghost projects na ito at patuloy na ibubulsa lamang ng mga TRAPO ang pera ng bayan.

Magkita-kita tayo sa October 25, 2013, 6pm sa Eliptical road ng Quezon Memorial Circle malapit sa kanto ng Commonwealth. Magsuot ng holloween costume.

Did you know mga ka-riders?
According to Former National Treasurer and UP Prof Leonor Briones, ang MVUC na binabayad natin (kasama kotse atbp) sa LTO kada taon ay pinaghahati hatian ng mga tongresman (10million kada isa) para pondohan umano ang mga road repairs and construction sa mga distrito nila. Kung nasa 4 million na tayong mga registered motorcycles sa 240 pesos na MVUC na binabayad natin sa LTO kada taon, halos 1 bilyon ang ating tax na napupunta sa mga kongresista na ito…

Pero anu ba ang pakinabang natin? Substandard na mga kalsada, kapos na programa para safety at hindi magandang trato sa ating mga riders. Dyan napupunta ang ibinabayad natin, kapos na serbisyo!

Kaya pagkatapos ng LUNETA AT EDSA TAYO NAMAN MGA RIDERS ANG KIKILOS!

(This is a free initiative of concerned individual riders. BUT WE ARE CALLING ALL CLUBS, FEDERATIONS, ALLIANCES AND ORGANIZATION TO SUPPORT THE INITIATIVE)
Source: Pls confirm your attendance @https://www.facebook.com/events/406323156160085/

At pagkatapos ay makikipagkita ang mga riders sa Kilusang #KonTRAPOrk na binubuo naman ng iba’t-ibang CSOs, POs at NGOs upang magmartsa patungo sa T.Morato kung saan naman ay magaganap ang #PORKtoberFEST kung saan ay naghihintay pa ang iba pang mga mamamayang nananawagan ng #SCRAPPORK!

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