Sunday, July 13, 2008


Student Protest
July 10, 2008

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posted by Señor Enrique at 5:11 PM


Blogger ka tony said...

Hi Eric,

I hope you are doing well and taking good care of yourself. I have been spreading the news how wonderful your "Senor Enrique Blog" to our kababayan in the Bay Area and they feel like the way I do every time I visit to your website, a recollection of "home away from home" Maraming Salamat Eric! GREAT JOB!!!

Nag balik sa aking isipan noong ako ay nagtuturo pa sa Philippine College of Commerce, Mendiola - "First Quarter Storm" ang iyong video. Ang kasaysayan ng ating bayan ay... paulit-ulit, paulit-ulit, paulit-ulit, paulit-ulit... Sapagkat ang pagnanakaw, pagaabuso at pagsasamantala ng mga politiko at pamahalaan ay paulit-ulit rin! Palibhasa'y ikinubli ng mananakop ang kanilang kasalanan at hindi tunay na kasaysayan ng ating bayan ang ipinamulat sa atin noon at hangang sa ngayon, Kaya tayo ay hindi natutong pagaralan ang ating nakaraang kamalian!

ka tony

July 14, 2008 2:31 AM  

Blogger nutart said...

nice upbeat soundtrack to the beat of the voice of the student/announcer!

I think students should really be the voice of the population because they're the ones being financed to study (not just inside the classrooms) and learn what the country is really running on. Everyone else is busy trying to keep the economy (as well as their responsibilities and obligations) organized and going.

Yep, we were those students once and I for one still hoot in appreciation for those who dare go out on the streets and speak for all the meek and helpless to be heard. I know a lot of them!!!

Thanks, Eric, for taking the time to come up with such a neat vignette of the life and times in Manila!

July 14, 2008 8:30 AM  

Blogger Lola said...

Hopefully, this was a peaceful rally and none of the students were hurt.

I salute these students. Para na kasing complacent ang mga kababayan natin, para ng naiimune sa mga graft and corruption so wala ng putol yong pagkukurakot ng gobierno. Ay naku, nakakaawa ang mga bata.

July 14, 2008 9:53 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Thanks so much, Ka Tony!

Tama ka nga -- paulit-ulit na lamang ang kasaysayan na ito. Parang wala ding nangyayari sa mga daming rally na naganap mula pa noon. Paulit-ulit din ang pag gawa ng mga anomalya ng ating mga nasa pwesto.

July 15, 2008 8:40 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Hi Bernadette,

I am one of those who appreciate the actions of our youths because they keep democracy alive in our country.

They truly are our future.

July 15, 2008 8:42 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

I must give credit to our law enforcement officers, Pat, for their tolerance and level-headedness during moments such as this. They do allow the protesters as much leeway as legally possible as long as no laws are being violated or no one is being put at risk.

A agree with you, these students should be commended for pointing out the ills of our country.

July 15, 2008 8:44 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The first rally that I attended as a student was decades ago against the Aquino government. My classmates and I marched with teachers singing 'ang guro ang sandigan, di magigiba' I think it was the first rally of teachers after EDSA I.

Alam mo ba, tuwing mag-i-eleksyon feel ng mga teachers mag-rally dahil sa hirap at pagod na ginagawa nila?

Feel lang namin mag-protest pero di naman namin magagawa kase kasama sa trabaho ang election duty.

July 15, 2008 10:26 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

But teachers get a nice long vacation naman, di ba ... hehehe.

But know what, Juleste? I would never expect a major rally would ever he held against Cory after the '86 People Power. But I guess she wasn't truly of a presidential caliber.

July 16, 2008 6:50 AM  

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