The Aquino Blues: The Biggest Controversies Faced By the Aquino Administration

Pork Barrel Scam

In July 2013, the pork barrel scam—perhaps the biggest scandal involving public funds in recent years—was exposed, leading to the detention of three senators and several other lawmakers on plunder and graft cases. Aquino was initially reluctant to abolish the graft-ridden priority development assistance fund, but eventually ended up doing so. Still, his ratings took a hit due to this scandal. This is a total political storm for the Aquino administration.

One of the biggest broad-based mass movement assembled through social media registered in the aisle of the nation’s history the Million People March – a march to condemn the government’s unbridled corruption and abuse of power.

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