PUP Community holds Unity March against Corruption

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.

 

Thousands of PUP students march along Magsaysay Blvd. Sta. Mesa, Manila demanding to abolish the pork barrel system.

Thousands of PUP students march along Magsaysay Blvd. Sta. Mesa, Manila demanding to abolish the pork barrel system.

 

Members of ''Sandigan ng Mag-aaral para sa Sambayan'' (SAMASA) a student political organization in PUP joining the unity march against pork barrel and corruption

Members of ”Sandigan ng Mag-aaral para sa Sambayan” (SAMASA) a student political organization in PUP joining the unity march against pork barrel and corruption

 

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Photo credit to PUP-The Catalyst, Official student publications of PUP

Jonathan Caina

Polytecnic University of the Philippines- Manila

cabrera.rolf@mailxu.com