rally and exorcism
The protest did not kick off with the usual opening prayer, but with an “exorcism”, presided the Ecumenical Forum on Church Response (PCPR), an alliance of male and female religious from the Iglesia Filipina Independiente, Catholic and protestant churches to include the Salvation Army.
To the demons of corruption: “the power of Christ compels you!”
One of them holds a caricature of a pig symbolizing the controversial pork barrel and one smokes it with incense, and the rest uttering prayer periodically punctuated by “the power of Christ compels you!” to drive out demons of corruption from Philippine society.
After the rally at the Iloilo Provincial Capitol ground against corruption triggered by the P10 B pork barrel scandal, protesters led by the Bagong Alyansang Makabayan further took to the streets and converged at Plazoleta Gay for a mini-rally.