MENDIOLA, Manila – “Everyday millions of Filipinos are experiencing a Duterte legacy – the rising GDP. That is GDP, Gutom ng Pilipino (Hunger of the Filipino),” Atty. Aaron Pedrosa, secretary-general of Sanlakas, lambasted the current administration today in a rally of marginalized groups a short distance from the gates of Malacañang Palace.
Pedrosa said that it is high time that hardworking Filipinos, “those who suffer hunger and deprivation while a handful of families are in the Forbes list” intensify the fight against gross inequality and build a government of and for the people.
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