On August 28, 2013 at 9:47 PM alleged mastermind of the 10 Billion Pesos PDAF Scam surrendered to President Noynoy Aquino in Malacanang and was escorted to Camp Crame afterwards. On August 29, 2013 a briefer was published on the Briefing Room section of the Official Gazette (www.gov.ph) on wanted individuals who personally surrendered to Presidents.
The outrage that started on social media brought thousands of netizens to Luneta on Monday, National Heroes’ Day.
Dubbed as the “Million People March,” the gathering was in protest against the abuse of government funds especially the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF).
President Benigno Aquino III delivered on Monday his fourth State of the Nation Address (SONA) claiming that it was in fact, the SONA of the Filipino people.
As the President enumerated the accomplishments under his term and the national issues he would address for the last three remaining years of his administration (such as inclusive economic growth, the relocation of informal settlers, the distribution of the Hacienda Luisita, etc.), the LOBBYiST asked some of the President’s “bosses” and even his colleagues about their reactions.