Monday, January 16, 2012

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I might have been mistaken as a Corona supporter

On my way to the barber a couple of minutes ago, I saw mass being held at the Supreme Court compound. This is in light of Chief Justice Renato Corona's impeachment trial, which has hit the headlines recently.

The crowd along Padre Faura Street was big. The media people were there, some lawyers, and loyal supporters, I suppose, many of them carrying black balloons and wearing black shirts. Unfortunately I had a black shirt on, too, only without the catchphrase, "Hustisya Para Sa Korte Suprema." (Mine read, "No Bands, No Glory"). I blended right in. I got to take a couple of pictures, too. This was history unfolding!

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But lest I be mistaken for a supporter—which I am not—I walked faster. Clearly this was the wrong time to wear black.

Spotted along Padre Faura Street: Mass for Chief Justice Corona

I just learned that Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago has written the Senate President that she shall be absent from the trial starting Monday. That's unfortunate: it's Miriam who adds color to the otherwise dreary, liturgical proceeding.

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And so my friends, such is Philippine politics. And I live right at the center where the circus is happening.

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5 comments:

  1. Sayang naman. Kung kailan off duty ako at di assigned jan. Could've said hi. :)

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    1. I often see the ABS-CBN van parked along the street and I wonder if you're inside. :D

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    2. Well, you could always ask our guards kung naroon ako. Mejo nakakahiya lang ba? I'm just a text away anyways?

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  2. Kuya, I thought this was a funny comment: "And so my friends, such is Philippine politics. And I live right at the center where the circus is happening." [to put things in context for your wide foreign readership! :D] - mike

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    1. HAHAHA! Oh, Mike, I miss these witty lines of yours.

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