kalamapaginMembers of Akbayan Partylist trooped to Commonwealth Market clanging their pots and pans in a "kalampag protest" against poverty and hunger on Tuesday morning.

Mothers and urban poor leaders led the #NasaanAngMalasakit: Kalampagin ang Gobyerno Laban sa Kahirapan at Gutom" campaign and opposed the rising prices of basic goods due to the Duterte administration's TRAIN Law and the government’s failure to control inflation rates. 

“Matapos ang ilang buwan, wala pa ring gumaganang solusyon ang gobyerno sa nagtataasang presyo ng mga bilihin,” Vives Moreno, a mother and Akbayan QC community leader said. 

“Kinakalampag namin ang gobyerno dahil tila nagbingi-bingihan pa rin si Duterte sa hinaing ng mga pamilyang gutom,” Moreno added.

Akbayan also railed against the alleged P2-B “rice tara-ffication” corruption scandal in the NFA exposed by Senator Risa Hontiveros in a privilege speech yesterday.

“Nakakagalit na habang nagkukuntsaba ang NFA at mga pribadong sektor para kumita sa krisis sa bigas, wala ng laman ang aming mga kaldero at tiyan,” Moreno said. 

“Huwag niyo pong hayaang magugutom kaming mga mahihirap. Mangangalampag kami sa inyo hanggang maibaba ang presyo ng bilihin at masolusyonan ang krisis sa bigas.” Moreno ended.

Tuesday's activity is part of a series of different protest actions in Metro Manila and major cities nationwide before a national protest on October 17 for the national day for overcoming extreme poverty. ###