"The world suffers a lot. Not because of the violence of bad people, But because of the silence of good people!" - Napoleon

Monday, August 26, 2013

8 HOURS BEFORE THE MILLION PEOPLE MARCH

A few hours from now, the Million People March to Luneta will begin. It is not just a movement in Manila and in other key cities in the Philippines but has become a global indignation rally. Some groups can't wait and they have made their indignation felt online.

GMA News reports:
Filipino hackers defaced more than 30 government websites early Monday morning even as they called for the complete abolition of the pork barrel system.

Below is the list of defaced websites posted on the hacker group's Facebook page PrivateX:
http://intranet.mirdc.dost.gov.ph/
http://www.philembassy-rome.net/
http://minalin.gov.ph/
http://noc.pnp.gov.ph/
http://www.osist.dost.gov.ph/
http://ntc.gov.ph/
http://mandaluyong.gov.ph/
http://cityofsanfernando.gov.ph/
http://www.cityofcabuyao.gov.ph/
http://scinet.dost.gov.ph/union/Downloads/op.html
http://www.papt.org.ph/
http://www.pnppf.org.ph/
http://dpcr.pnp.gov.ph/
http://pro5.pnp.gov.ph/
http://www.socsksargen.da.gov.ph/webtmp/
http://tarlacpnp.com/index.html
http://omb.gov.ph/
http://braulioedujali.gov.ph/js
http://www.bps.dti.gov.ph/administrator1/
http://pascn.pids.gov.ph/images/
http://tabuk.gov.ph/
http://www.braulioedujali.gov.ph/admin/
http://www.nhcp.gov.ph/
http://joserizal.nhcp.gov.ph/
http://alayatlaya.nhcp.gov.ph/
http://www.pikit.gov.ph/
http://www.armm.gov.ph/
http://www.kwf.gov.ph/
http://www.sanjuancity.gov.ph/
http://www.talibon-bohol.gov.ph/
http://www.peza.gov.ph/
http://www.sra.gov.ph/
I think it is just the beginning of a massive online activism. We can expect more hacked government websites.

Rappler has issued "ground rules" to be observed during the March:

 


However, these ground rules were questioned by netizens.  



From  the volunteers of Million People March:
Tips & Reminders from the #MillionPeopleMarch to #ScrapPork Volunteers

Event: August 26 #ScrapPork Barrel Protest-Picnic

Date: 26 August 2013

Time: 9:00am-1:00pm

Venue: Quirino Grandstand, Manila

Alternate Venues: https://www.facebook.com/notes/ayyi-gardiola/where-will-you-be-on-national-heroes-day-d/296228480520015 (pls read the comments as well) and check social media for alternative venues around the country and world

WHAT TO BRING/WEAR:

* Comfortable clothing and footwear (rubber shoes or slippers)

* Extra shirt / face towel

* Cap / raincoat /umbrella

* Sunblock / insect repellant

* Drinking water, snacks/food; pack extra to share with friends and/or donate to volunteers and marshals (please use reusable water bottles)

* Garbage bags

* Banig/mats, chairs, pillows

* Portable radios and/or televisions

* Friends and your conviction

* Commitment to be the change you want to see

WHAT TO DO IF YOU DECIDE TO GO:

* Go in a group; bring officemates, schoolmates, barkada, like-minded friends and family

* Bring music, entertainment, karaoke

* Conduct small teach-ins/discussion groups

* Visit other groups at the picnic, talk with them, exchange (friendly) views and make new friends and connections

* Sign the petitions at the Change.org table near the video wall

* Bring food and water to share

* Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram using the hashtag #ScrapPork – let’s trend worldwide on 26 August

Reminders:

* There is no central organizer, it’s a citizens' gathering; all are welcome

* This is a peaceful gathering, so always be respectful of others and let’s cover each others backs

* All picnic goers are expected to clean up after themselves, so please bring garbage bags

* Look after your valuables

* Rizal Park, including the Burnham Greens (grassy area of the main gathering), is a NO SMOKING AREA; drinking of alcoholic beverages is also prohibited

* If you are bringing young children, you may consider putting a label on their wrist with contact information in case they stray away from you

* Look after your own group and make sure we maintain proper decorum and discipline

* Let’s show the world that we can all gather in a peaceful, harmonious, cooperative and caring way

WHAT TO DO IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE FROM HOME:

* Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram using the hashtag #ScrapPork – let’s trend worldwide on 26 August

* Monitor media and do call-ins, text and/or tweet to share your sentiments on the pork barrel scam; if you tweet, Facebook or Instagram, remember to use the hashtag #ScrapPork

* Text or call friends at the picnic with any important or breaking news

* Have a protest party in your house, church, or meeting hall and invite friends to monitor the event on television

* Join the Unified Action at 10am, 11am, 12nn and 1pm by having a NOISE BARRAGE in your area

Rappler means well so there will be peace and order in Luneta later. If this map is endorsed by the "organizers", then it will be better than nothing:




You see, it is no longer a picnic in grassy Luneta. The people are tired of seemingly endless acts of corruption. It is about time to listen and heed to the voices of your Boss. To the people in the government, think of this before the day breaks: 





By the way, lest the people forget. Luneta must be kept clean and undamaged so please be responsible towards your immediate environment. EcoWaste Coalition suggests:

  • Carry a personal litter bag or hold on to your rubbish until you find a bin.

  • Bring your own water in a refillable container to avoid buying bottled water.

  • Avoid disposable packages. Place food in recyclable containers that should be brought home.

  • Use reusable bags instead of disposable plastic bags.

  • Don't spit, throw chewing gum or toss cigarette filters on the ground.

  • Remind friends, family, and strangers to observe all the above.


Be safe, everyone!


Sources:
Rappler.com
GMANews



6 comments:

  1. too bad the site are gone...

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