Students, administrators and sanitary workers of Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) held unity march to demand the abolition of presidential and congressional pork and re-channel its fund to basic social services, September 10, 2013.
”While state universities and colleges (SUCs) suffer from budget cuts and insufficient budget allocations, the congress and president enjoy a large part of the national budget to maintain their political influence and worse, to regain their election expenditures” said Charley Urquiza, PUP- Central Student council spokesperson.
”Silence amidst this corruption scandal is to favor the status quo, what we need is to intensify the campaign to change the system, and the youth has a great responsibility to be part of that” Urquiza added.
Thousands of students together with the university administrators, employees and workers joined the march.
Photo credit to PUP-The Catalyst, Official student publications of PUP
Polytecnic University of the Philippines- Manila