Bagong Alyansang Makabayan – Metro Manila (Bayan Metro Manila) stormed the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) head office in Manila to mark the first year of the exposé on the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP). The group burned a giant garbage can effigy with images of President Benigno Simeon Aquino III and DBM Sec. Florencio Abad, whom they said must be dumped for architecting and defending DAP.
The group vowed to conduct series of protest this October leading to a big protest on October 30 in time of the first year of Aquino’s primetime speech on national TV defending DAP. Protests are also set on October 8 (11th month of Yolanda) and on October 17 (Anti-DAP Forum).
Photos by Dexter Aserdano