Wednesday, June 29, 2005

In the Eve of Political Turmoil

Coming from P.I.A on my way back to Intramuros i pass thru the Quezon Boulevard, there in San Domingo Church I saw various Militants, basically those that were identified with the deposed President Estrada, and some groups that also joined the recent EDSA movement. it seems they are building up their forces for the upcoming movement this coming saturday, among them are the media and some students... one will be able to notice those familiar banners and makeshift placards calling for the resignation of the president...
a couple of blocks from san Domingo church, in the Welcome rotonda, there i saw another groups building up, but unlike the militants statoned at the San Domingo church, these groups are in small numbers but rich with banners saying "Shut Up""Trabaho hindi Gulo" and "no to Destabilization", common sense will say that these group are pro administration.
If one would be able to observe, unlike the militants building up in the San domingo church, the banners and streamers of the people holding the Welcome Rotonda are using tarpaulin made banners and framed placards in full colors. i have been engage in producing the same materials in my ojt and quite experience in how much these things cost... by looking at those materials, it seems that it could be roughly be amounting to 30-40,000 already. excluding the food packs that the people in Welcome Rotonda seems to be enjoying. comparing the two groups, it seems other than the number of people joing the movement, the people in welcome rotonda is abundant in everything to stage a political rally.
another thing one could observe would be the vicinity of what seems to be a pro-administration rallyist to t he Police/military personnel stationed near the University of Sto. Tomas.
Now, many would say that those police units are there to prevent troubles, and that is what it seems. but looking closely, why is it that they let the pro-administration establish a staging point very near to the group calling for the ouster of the incumbent.? if ever havoc would be brought out, the question would be who started it first,a dn if the police is really there to provent troubles, why not pose there selves between the two groups with comflicting political view?
is it staged?
and regarding the materials and resources used by the those stationed in Welcome Rotonda, who is this generous enough to finance something just to express their support to the incumbent?
looking at the people in the welcome rotonda, their faces is quite similar to those same faces one would see if his been in slump areas rampant here in the city -
one can observe that there are no enthusiasm in their face, as if they are there not because of something they believe in...
The same face one would see during the same times when the country is in political turmoil -

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