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'Pork-barrel' politics spark protests in Philippines

Protesters have taken to the streets in the Philippines in anger at so called 'pork-barrel' politics.

A state audit showed that 226 million dollars had been funnelled into pet projects by some lawmakers, in some cases the funds were used to bribe officials.

The country ranks 105 in Transparency International's corruption index, one of the worst performers in East Asia.

President Benigno Aquino was elected on an anti-corruption platform and now people want him to bring about the change he promised.

Sarah Toms reports.

  • 27 Aug 2013
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