I rarely post anything about politics in my blog but the Iskolar ng Bayan in me could not help but write this post and share how the Million People March was.
Around 10 days ago, angry citizens outraged at the pork barrel / Napoles / Congress / Senate mess called for a march at Luneta to show the government that the Filipinos are just so tired of the never-ending corruption in the government. And who wouldn’t be angry? Approximately Php10 billion pesos were pocketed by corrupt and evil politicians. Php10 billion!! How many kids could have gone to school with just a tenth of that? How many jobs could have been created? How many hospitals could have been given better facilities? DI BA????
I could not imagine not going. There was a time I was not able to vote and it took me three years before I let myself forget it. I was afraid that if I didn’t go, Jia would be a teen-ager before I could forgive myself. LOL!
My husband was not keen on going because he had a presentation to prepare for the next day. Good thing Swannie, a fellow N@Wie, was also looking for a companion. We went together and had such a great time! 🙂
It was probably the most peaceful and chill rally ever in the history of our country! Swannie is a veteran of rallies and she also agreed. 🙂 The Million People March was a gathering of people who were demanding for real change in the country’s system of budget allocation. It was non-partisan and if you were there, you could just feel the passion of the people and the demand for change. They were angry, yes, but they were peacefully angry. (Yes, I know my adverb-adjective didn’t match! LOL!)
Here are some pictures I took.
I totally agree!
Yes, that is a real pig!
Kids were there, too!
If this lady who was on a wheelchair could go, what would be my excuse not to?
A couple I saw were having a picnic (I told you it was chill.). Aliw, may mustard pa and potato chips on the side! 🙂
Of course, there were “real” leftists.
I loved the shirts worn by some of the rallyists! Pinagawa talaga! Aliw!!!
Oh it was drizzling a bit and because of that, the ground was muddy but the people didn’t care and we were just all there.
Ang putik di ba?!
There were pocket rallies on the side and Swannie and I tried to make our own group. She was the speaker and I was the audience. Pero walang sumama! Bakit kaya? Hahahaha!!! This was Swannie giving her Anti-Pork Barrel Speech… to me! Hahahaha!!!
At dahil kami ito ni Swannie, syempre may food trip na kasama!
It was such a fun day. I really think that the million people march was a great idea to remind the government that the citizens are tired of being mistaken as idiots and pushovers who would just allow corrupt politicians to rule. Being there made me so proud to be a Filipino, especially with the things that have been happening in other countries like Egypt and Syria lately. Iba pa rin ang Pinoy. Maayos at mapayapa. I pray that the President takes a stand against pork barrel soon. Praying, praying.