Million People March - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Million People March


6 events that make Filipinos proud

Jun 12, 2015 - 11:23 AM

Here are some of the major historical feats that best depict Filipinos’ collective will and initiative Do you have anything to add to this list? Share them with us

#MillionPeopleMarch: Matapos ang isang taon, tapos na?

Aug 29, 2014 - 12:39 PM

Isang taon mula noong unang Million People March muling dinala ng ilang mga Pilipino ang kanilang mga hinaing sa Luneta

An effigy of Philippine President Benigno Aquino is displayed as thousands of anti-corruption protesters march on the first year anniversary of the Million People March on August 25, 2014. Photo by Ted Ajibe/AFP

Will 6 million sign up to scrap pork?

Aug 25, 2014 - 7:23 PM

Movement organizers admit it s not going to be easy to get at least 6 million signatures for a people s initiative but insist that the timing is still right

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Groups stage protest vs all forms of 'pork'

Aug 25, 2014 - 7:16 AM

A year after the Million People March groups and individuals again converge in Luneta Park to protest presidential congressional pork

Netizens call for Revilla, Enrile, and Estrada to resign

Apr 06, 2014 - 10:49 PM

More than 2 000 people sign a petition calling for the resignation of senators involved in a pork barrel scam

Universities to gov't: Speed up pork probe, file cases

Feb 12, 2014 - 7:24 PM

Ateneo La Salle Miriam and UP release a joint statement urging continued vigilance over the pork barrel issue

Survey says...

Jan 17, 2014 - 10:20 AM

Research should not be used the way a drunk uses the lamppost: for support instead of illumination


#wRap2013: Top 10 Twitter moments in PH

Dec 25, 2013 - 9:30 AM

Rappler picks the top 10 most talked about topics on Twitter in the Philippines for 2013

HIGHLIGHTS: Million People March #ScrapPork rally at Ayala

Oct 04, 2013 - 4:04 PM

Relive the Million People March ScrapPork rally through Rappler s live blog

#ScrapPork network gears up for Ayala protest

Oct 03, 2013 - 7:53 AM

Here s what you need to know about the ScrapPork protest on Ayala Avenue on Friday October 4

Beauty in chaos

Sep 08, 2013 - 3:28 PM

A freelance photographer shares in photos and words his anger at the corruption laden Pork Barrel system

Collateral damage of pork war

Sep 07, 2013 - 12:53 PM

In the war against pork corruption truth is something better appreciated from perspective rather than from passion

#PugadBaboy: Mga Importanteng Tanong punchline 2

Sep 04, 2013 - 5:00 AM

What follows after MillionPeopleMarch and other important questions of the day

#PugadBaboy: Mga Importanteng Tanong

Sep 04, 2013 - 5:00 AM

What follows after MillionPeopleMarch and other important questions of the day

#PugadBaboy: Mga Importanteng Tanong punchline 3

Sep 04, 2013 - 5:00 AM

What follows after MillionPeopleMarch and other important questions of the day

Why #MillionPeopleMarch matters

Aug 29, 2013 - 5:37 PM

The movement is a great point of convergence linking different perspectives in pursuit of common goals

Please don’t kill Napoles

Aug 28, 2013 - 7:01 PM

Something is very wrong with the system there is no argument there But I’d like to take this moment to call for a little sobriety

After the Million People March: No more silence

Aug 28, 2013 - 3:14 PM

What we do after will differentiate the protest as a mere emotional collective action from a conscious social movement that seeks to instill actual change

Itemize lump sum funds, gov't agencies told

Aug 27, 2013 - 8:34 PM

They have until October 15 to disaggregate their budget Abad says

#MillionPeopleMarch lauded as eco-friendly protest

Aug 27, 2013 - 1:48 PM

The rally has set the bar high for future protests say environmentalists

CLEAN RALLY. Environmentalists thanked protesters and organizers for ensuring the cleanliness of Luneta Park after the August 26 rally. Photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

The rise of the middle class

Aug 27, 2013 - 11:07 AM

The middle class has finally realized that one does not to be part of the masa to feel the need to fight back

Rappler Newscast | August 26, 2013

Aug 26, 2013 - 9:48 PM

A Facebook post culminate in a leaderless rally in Luneta Budget secretary says new pork will have no name UN team to probe alleged chemical attack in Syria

Senators react to #MillionPeopleMarch

Aug 26, 2013 - 6:57 PM

At least 8 senators acknowledge the legitimacy of the protesters’ call to abolish the PDAF

LUNETA CROWD. Protesters in Manila calling for the abolition of lawmakers' discretionary fund. Photo by Dennis Sabangan, EPA

Pols quiet on Twitter about #MillionPeopleMarch

Aug 26, 2013 - 5:33 PM

The usually opinionated lawmakers were quiet on Monday August 26 while the anti pork barrel protests swept through the country

#MILLIONPEOPLEMARCH: Throngs of people troop to Luneta Park Monday to call for the abolition of the pork barrel. Photo by Paulo Alcazaren

Where PDAF is lowest: Baguio says, ‘Scrap pork’

Aug 26, 2013 - 5:04 PM

Protesters say Cordillerans are wallowing in poverty while lawmakers are raking in millions in PDAF

'STOP GREED.' Protesters gather at Burnham Park to join the nationwide #MillionPeopleMarch. Photo by Dave Leprozo Jr/

At least 700 Davaoeños hold anti-pork barrel protest

Aug 26, 2013 - 4:07 PM

On Monday August 26 Davaoeños also show their support in the nationwide movement to abolish pork barrel

Stars join #MillionPeopleMarch

Aug 26, 2013 - 4:06 PM

Local celebrities join in the Million People March

SCRAP PORK. Celebrities join the fight against corruption. Photo from Bianca Gonzalez' Twitter

Pinoys in Australia stage anti-pork barrel protests

Aug 26, 2013 - 3:30 PM

Filipino students in Australia find time in between classes to join the MillionPeopleMarch

#ScrapPork protests in 23 cities

Aug 26, 2013 - 2:33 PM

Filipinos in key cities outside Metro Manila join the nationwide protests against the pork barrel

Full text: Cardinal Tagle on #MillionPeopleMarch

Aug 26, 2013 - 1:40 PM

Maglingkod nawa kami nang walang hinahanap na kapalit Maging marangal nawa kami sa lahat ng aming iisipin at gagawin

PRAYERS: Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle join protesters in Luneta. Screenshot of Rappler's live coverage of the protests

Aquino vows to punish people behind pork scam

Aug 26, 2013 - 1:15 PM

We will do everything in our power to find those who conspired to take advantage of the PDAF’s good intentions and to hold them accountable

A PROMISE: President Aquino vows to use his power to punish people behind the pork barrel scam. Malacanang photo

HIGHLIGHTS: #MillionPeopleMarch

Aug 26, 2013 - 12:59 PM

Rappler s coverage of MillionPeopleMarch where Filipinos from differences and cities in solidarity against the pork barrel

Tagle joins rally, prays for heroism

Aug 26, 2013 - 12:41 PM

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle tells protesters that integrity should prevail in all sectors of society

PRAYERS: Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle joins protesters in Luneta. EPA/Dennis Sabangan

Corona leaves Luneta after getting booed

Aug 26, 2013 - 10:36 AM

3rd UPDATE Former Chief Justice Renato Corona convicted last year for unexplained wealth briefly joins the protest rally Monday

PREPPING FOR #MILLIONPEOPLEMARCH. Former Chief Justice Renato Corona (seated, center) at the Manila Hotel, August 26, 2013. Photo by Rappler/Bea Cupin

New York: A gathering storm over 'pork'

Aug 26, 2013 - 8:58 AM

We have to stand up for our country says Loida Lewis while marching on 5th Avenue

NEW YORK PROTEST. Filipino-American activists wearing masks of pigs rally in front of the Philippine consulate on 5th Avenue in New York City to protest against the corruption of pork barrel back in the Philippines. Photo by Cristina DC Pastor

'Scrap pork barrel! Punish the corrupt'

Aug 26, 2013 - 6:56 AM

(5th UPDATE) Initiated online, the protest rallies in Luneta and in key cities worldwide are the first of its kind under the Aquino administration

'Scrap pork barrel! Punish the corrupt'

Aug 26, 2013 - 6:56 AM

(5th UPDATE) Initiated online, the protest rallies in Luneta and in key cities worldwide are the first of its kind under the Aquino administration

LIVE BLOG: The August 26 Million People March

Aug 26, 2013 - 6:33 AM

Follow us for updates on what s happening at the Luneta

TIMELINE: The road to the Million People March

Aug 25, 2013 - 10:59 PM

Events and issues that led to the online and ground mobilization for the Million People March against the pork barrel on Monday August 26

#MillionPeopleMarch is flooding social media fast

Aug 25, 2013 - 10:29 PM

As of 7pm August 25 there are over 27 000 mentions on Twitter Facebook blogs and news stories from just 15 000 12 hours ago

#MillionPeopleMarch: Ground rules

Aug 25, 2013 - 4:25 PM

Joining the August 26 march at Luneta Park to scrap the pork barrel system? Here are some ground rules to remember

#MillionPeopleMarch: Nationwide rally points

Aug 25, 2013 - 4:17 PM

Here are the list of anti pork protest rally points outside Metro Manila

#MillionPeopleMarch organizers: Not the usual suspects

Aug 25, 2013 - 2:03 PM

The many organizers of the August 26 rallies are ordinary people outraged by the misused of public funds Most of them have not gone to rallies before

Are you joining the #MillionPeopleMarch vs pork barrel?

Aug 24, 2013 - 11:54 PM

Sign up be heard be counted

Why I'm wearing a white shirt on Monday

Aug 24, 2013 - 10:31 PM

I will march with a million other Filipinos hungry to reform our government and our own selves

Aug 26 anti-pork barrel protests spread nationwide

Aug 24, 2013 - 6:00 PM

Anti-pork barrel protests set on National Heroes Day spring in different provinces nationwide

Abolish pork: The data speaks for itself

Aug 24, 2013 - 5:00 PM

It’s entirely possible that PDAF has indeed worsened regional inequalities over the years thanks to the culture of impunity and corruption it has brought with it

All systems go for Million People March

Aug 24, 2013 - 3:44 PM

The social media powered movement crosses over to the physical world to let supporters collaborate in person for the August 26 rally

COORDINATION. Organizers of the anti-pork barrel rally on August 26 in Luneta meet with the Manila Police District to finalize plans. All photos by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Live Online Debate: Abolish pork barrel or not?

Aug 24, 2013 - 3:04 PM

Join our live online debate on the abolition of pork barrel system below or tweet us your thoughts using the hashtag Aug26

#ScrapPork rallies still a go despite Aquino's reform plans

Aug 23, 2013 - 7:28 PM

Participating groups say the President s announcement to overhaul the pork barrel system is a desperate attempt to control the outrage against solons PDAF