Getting myself involved.
August 26, 2010 - #MillionPeopleMarch #ScrapPork
A wise man once told me “If you’re not involved, don’t get yourself involved.” I tried to live by that quote, but I just can’t. When I was younger I always butt in with others business. Trying to figure things out for them where in fact, I shouldn’t even give a single damn. I always annoy people because I’m too nosy. But this time, I think I have the right to meddle and join the protest. I might not be that knowledgeable about the legal issues but I’m pretty damn sure that I should fight for my right and for what is right… I’m already paying taxes and I won’t allow son’s of bitches to use their authority for their own evil plots.
Leaders of different party-lists, militant groups and NGO’s heading the rally away from Luneta to Mendiola. Even with different political advocacies, they unite for one reason. To Abolish Pork Barrel immediately.
Aetas in Luneta? Cool! Not to mention they were singing! I was really surprised to see them participating. I believe the nun is their facilitator. They really gave us a good show. Some gave away foods and drinks and some even handed them cash.
Thousands of people were wearing white and black but mostly, white. It was drizzling so the soil went all muddy. It is really a burden to walk through the crowd and take photos from different angles of the action. Thank God I was wearing my boots.
While everybody was shouting their anger out in the words of “Makibaka, huwag mag-baboy” and “Mendiola”, this particular group stayed at one place and played some music as their way of protest.
This is what I had for lunch, puto. Kidding aside, I always eat snacks in between shoots. I had two, that’s why I’m fat… just so you know.
Official (?) event ID’s and lanyards. Filipinos really know when to start up a business. Genius. Each sold for Php 100.
Different banners, posters, flags, shirts, masks, gimmicks and every kind of visuals were exhibited during the protest. Despite the differences, it was clear that Filipinos nowadays aren’t that stupid. They want to do things right. They don’t want their taxes go to waste. They want something so bad and that is to scrap the Pork Barrel. And if you’ll ask me what Pork Barrel is? It is Plunder, only legalized.