Image courtesy of Instagram; mondgutierrez
Image courtesy of ph.omg.yahoo
Was Raymond Gutierrez Booed in the Pork Barrel Protest Rally "Million People March?"
The throngs of people who gathered at the Luneta for the "Million People March" in protest over the pork barrel funds scandal have more than justified the public's collective outrage over the public officials' abuse of the people's money. The pork barrel fund scandal, so obscene and monumental in scope have stirred the wrath of even the most quiet and unfeeling of Filipinos.
All the names involved with the alleged scam queen, Janet Lim Napoles have been publicly maligned, and humiliated and "stoned" heavily via social media. The call for the abolition of the pork barrel was the very purpose of the rally as instigated by the outraged Filipino netizens.
Despite the uncertain weather, thousands have trooped to the Luneta and everywhere across the country early morning of August 26, to express their strong objection and indignation towards the pork barrel and to the senators and congressmen suspected to be in cahoots with Napoles.
As the scandal story unfolds everyday with shocking revelations each time, more names were added to have reportedly helped in the rape of the nation's coffers. Among them are not politicians but are public figures, nonetheless. Allegedly, celebrities tv host Raymond Gutierrez and model Borgy Manotoc, as well as Sen. Bong Revilla's son, Leonard Bryan are business partners to a Napoles son.
The mid-morning rally was also attended by several showbiz names, among them - Jim Paredes, Juana Change or Mae Paner, Gloria Diaz, Pen Medina, Tado, Robin Padilla and Mariel Rodriguez and Bianca Gonzales who were spotted mingling with the crowd.
Fashion designer Rajo Laurel was also there, along with his friends Raymond Gutierrez, Isabelle Daza and Georgina Wilson. There were reports saying that Raymond was allegedly booed by the angry crowd, obviously questioning his presence in the protest rally. With former Chief Justice Corona suffering the same fate, perhaps Raymond and Corona can find comfort in each other.