9.18.2005

never again

did anybody see the small group of people who were holding a protest rally of some sort yesterday along elliptical road? i was there. i was there with that group. and that was a mass action against the closure of one of the specialty hospitals along quezon avenue.
but i didn't go there on my own volition. in fact, i arrived at the clinic yesterday without the knowledge that there was gonna be an activity at lunch time. what i thought was going to be a small forum with a speaker in a small auditorium, it turned out to be a small rally instead. if i had known, i wouldn't have gone to the clinic at all. i thought i have made it clear to them that although i respect their opinions and what they believe in, that didn't mean i'd be joining their rallies. i've said it over and over again that the best i could do was to see and treat the patients that goes to their clinic.
so anyway, there i was with C, who was also one of the doctors at the clinic, and all the office people from that NGO group, who was part of the organizer of the mass action. we were asked to stand beside the road, side by side, some bearing placards, the others just standing there, not knowing what was happening (and that included me). good thing it was raining coz i had my umbrella with me, which also served to cover my face while standing along the road. i didn't want to be seen on tv which could pose a problem for me in case my family sees it.
after we stood there for around 5 minutes, hungry, wet and a little irritated, C and i decided that we've done enough and went back to the jeepney that brought us there. the sad thing was, with all the talk, speech, placards, i dunno if somebody listened at all to what they're trying to impart. though what they're saying or fighting for might be right, i don't think holding rallies would do the job.
as if rubbing salt to injury, i heard from a reliable source, that the hospital they're fighting for isn't closing at all. ayus!

5 Comments:

Blogger duke said...

hahaha! syet, sana andun ako para piktyuran ka. yaks.

Sep 19, 2005, 12:34:00 PM  
Blogger cathcath said...

hi there,
you were referred to me by bugsy.

I am publishing articles of blogs that have already been published that tell stories of human interest, Filipino virtues and culture.

I find your WORD a very good article for our palabra de honor.

I also find you blog A cute.

If you will allow me, I will feature your two articles in my blog, Now WHAT Ca t ? and published them in my Journey to the Soul blog.

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Sep 20, 2005, 8:21:00 AM  
Blogger kero said...

duke: i think i forgot to tell you that there was a pickup truck from abc5 with a camera which stopped directly in front of where i was. syempre, di ako tumitingin at yung payong ko imbes na nasa ibabaw ng ulo ko eh halos nasa harap na ng mukha ko. oh well...

cathy: thanks for taking the time to visit my blog. =) sure, you could post my articles at your Journey to the Soul blog.

hope to see you again here soon.

Sep 21, 2005, 7:48:00 PM  
Blogger f.r.i.e.d.w.a.t.e.r. said...

kero:
wow! celebrity blogger ka na. pa-pichur naman dyan.

Sep 22, 2005, 6:47:00 PM  
Blogger kero said...

f.r.i.e.d.w.a.t.e.r: pwede augtograph na lang? =P

Sep 22, 2005, 8:20:00 PM  

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