Documents: People’s Initiative to Abolish Pork

SEA OF LIGHT AGAINST ‘PORK’ — A sea of lighted candles and cell phones fills a portion of Ayala Avenue in Makati City on Oct. 4, 2013, during the Million People March@Ayala rally  on Ayala Avenue, Makati City. The rally was part of the series of anti-pork barrel rallies organized by civil society groups. (Jim Guiao Punzalan/MANILA BULLETIN)
SEA OF LIGHT AGAINST ‘PORK’ — A sea of lighted candles and cell phones fills a portion of Ayala Avenue in Makati City on Oct. 4, 2013, during the Million People [email protected] rally on Ayala Avenue, Makati City. The rally was part of the series of anti-pork barrel rallies organized by civil society groups. (Jim Guiao Punzalan/MANILA BULLETIN)

History will once again be made in the great city of Cebu: Stalwarts of the anti-pork barrel movement will gather there on Aug. 23 at the Mariners’ Court for a People’s Congress to discuss and approve the People’s Initiative documents and at the Plaza Independencia to formally launch the People’s Initiative signature campaign.

With both the Congress and President BS Aquino not interested in abolishing the pork barrel system they immensely benefit and steal from, a wide range of personalities and organizations have endorsed the mode of People’s Initiative — letting the people themselves, or us, take matters in our hands.

Former Chief Justice Reynato Puno, Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma, CBCP President Socrates Villegas are among those who agree that the People’s Initiative is the solution to our pork barrel woes.

Here are the draft documents to be presented, discussed and approved at the People’s Congress:

AUG. 23, 2014 UPDATE: The People’s Congress held on Aug. 23 in Cebu City already approved these documents and the People’s Initiative petition-signing started at a launching rally held afterwards at the Plaza Independencia:

Draft People’s Congress Declaration

Draft People’s Act Abolishing the Pork Barrel System

Summary of “People’s Act Abolishing the Pork Barrel System”

Draft People’s Initiative Petition

CAMPAIGN GUIDELINES

These guidelines explain how the the campaign would roll out nationwide to achieve the required number of signatures:

Campaign Guidelines for the People’s Initiative

CAMPAIGN MACHINERY

Who will lead the campaign to success? We ourselves and through our organizations coming together in one powerful campaign machinery:

Campaign Machinery for the People’s Initiative

Click here to check all these documents in one collection.

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