The FAILED November 25 anti-Marcos rally at the Luneta

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When will these hipsters learn? Warm bodies out pumping fists in an outdoor love-in versus an alleged social media “troll army” out to “weaponise” the Internet from comfy air-conditioned offices? Anti-Marcos protestors would like to believe the old ways of doing things supposedly representing the righteous camp in this political conflict necessarily triumph at the end of the movie.

Start reality check here.

This is ironic coming from a people who beam with pride when their country is referred to as the “outsourcing capital of the world” — a country supposedly conquering the world one BPO at a time. It is testament to the reality creeping up on us that labour-intensive is out and digital is in. Indeed it is interesting the way the nation’s “millenials” and even their kiddie brothers and sisters had been conscripted into these 1980s-styled ocho-ocho rallies. These are, after all, the digital generation (we are told by a bevy of “social media experts”). Yet, here they are claiming to be on the victim end of a supposed online conspiracy to “cyberbully” the lights out of their quaint revolutionary rehash.

Here are the facts. Buck for buck, online activism wins more voters — at least in American-styled “democracies”. This was proven by the victory of President Rodrigo Duterte and Donald Trump in these last elections in the two bastions of that form of government on the Eastern and Western sides of the planet respectively. Couple that new online power with a hipster culture indoctrinated in old romantic notions of what “being right” looks like and you’ve got that perfect storm that the losing side now prefers to call the “weaponised Internet”.

In yesterday’s anti-Marcos rally held at the Luneta, you can behold that puny bang for lots of buck on exhibit. Whereas real activists of yore hand-painted their own protest placards, these hipsters came with glossy mass-produced paraphernalia. The only folk that won that day were their suppliers (whose businesses are likely owned by the usual mob of Yellow oligarchs). They’re all laughing all the way to the bank.

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d_forsaken
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To all you stupid G-D-SOBs “activists-protesters”…We say this… You are all misleading one another, and are yourselves deceived. The sun does not go round the earth, but the earth goes round the sun, revolving as it goes, and turning towards the sun in the course of each twenty-four hours, not only Japan, and the Philippines, and Sumatra where we now are, but Africa, and Europe, and America, and many lands besides. The sun does not shine for some one mountain, or for some one island, or for some one sea, nor even for one earth alone, but for other planets… Read more »
William E Jackson
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Question, can you compare the Philippines to the USA when talking about presidential elections? The answer is no. In the USA Clinton won popular vote of the people. If the election between Trump and Clinton was in the Philippines where there is a true democracy where every vote counts. Clinton would be the president not Trump. Rizal would not be a hero in the USA, because the Philippines never won their freedom from Spain, like the USA did from England or the many other colonies did that were under Spanish rule. This is why people must do things their own… Read more »
dusk
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I would just like to add one more thing that would relate on what you’ve said about “PINOY TIME”. As you have said “something like Pinoy time has no logic in it and destroys the nation” very true and the thing that would probably cause it would be Negligence.

Pure Negligence of all the things relating to this country. No one or at least the majority (99%) of the people really truly care about the country. Their actions don’t seem to back up when they say they are pro Philippines. #justsayin

cynthia
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A young man, a protester, from mla science high school was interiewed yesterday. He was saying like ‘… nararamdaman pa natin ang pasista….’ something to that effect. What the ….. does he even understand what he’s saying? Fascist what? They mouth statements that i don’t think they fully understand. why do the organizers, these leftists legislators even use our young students to fight their battles? These legislators occupied positions in government, why didn’t they do something about it. This marcos issues has festered for the longest time. Will it ever end? I believe the the common tao have grown, have… Read more »
salagintong bukid
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never before the yellow dynasty became beleaguered. the fall of their dynasty is clear. this battle is ‘over their death body’ they will fight to last for sure. they will never give up on hacienda luisita. it’s their last battle ground.

Ngek Ngek
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Only an independent Truth Commission on the Marcos MARTIAL RULE, assassination of Aquino Sr., and what really happened in February 22, 1986 will enlightened the young generation of Filipinos. There are so many things written as “history” that have to be corrected for this country to be united.

The independent Truth Commission should be composed of people NOT identified with the Marcos loyalists, Yellowtards and DU30tards !!!!

Pallacertus
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I am in LOVE with this idea.

Amir Al Bahr
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If a proposed Truth Commission for the Arroyo years was found unconstitutional, shouldn’t that one also be considered unconstitutional for the same reason?

Ngek Ngek
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@Amir Al Bahr The problem with the Truth Commission that was declared by the SC during the Arroyo years was politically motivated. This Truth Commission about the Marcos years and the real reason why Marcos was ousted so “easily” (although if they was one rashness [the fact was both sides were terrified, the pro Marcos and pro Cory knew that one shot fired would trigger a full blown civil in Metro Manila]. Enrile would not run to Camp Aguinaldo for Cory and the Peter Cayetano, the father of Allan Peter would not be to frightened that practically he made his… Read more »
55Toro007Hyden9999.999
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55Toro007Hyden9999.999

Truth and Reconciliation worked in South Africa, because there was Apartheid. The Blacks or the Africans, were discriminated in their own country.

In the Philippines, during Martial, it was a struggle between Anarchy of the subversives; and Law and Order imposed by the government of Marcos Sr.

If Truth and Reconciliation is done in our country. Two people are responsible…during Martial. Former Defence Minister Juan Ponce Enrile, and former Philippine Constabulary Chief, Fidel V. Ramos…

All those who have grievances, will face these two people …Will they be willing to face their victims ?

Domingo Arong
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Benign0 The “Black Friday Protest” was held supposedly against “the hero’s burial of dictator Marcos.” Those who protest should first read the law. The original law, R.A. 289, approved June 16, 1948, is titled: “An Act providing for a National Pantheon for Presidents of the Philippines, National Heroes and Patriots of the country.” http://www.chanrobles.com/republicacts/republicactno289.html#.WDkSEbJ97IU The Board of National Pantheon (the Board) is to be composed of the following: — Secretary of the Interior (now DILG) — Secretary of Public Works and Communications — Secretary of Education and — Two private citizens to be appointed by the President of the Philippines… Read more »
ben world
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yes your suggestipns are exactly correct

467Hyden007Toro999999.99
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467Hyden007Toro999999.99

When will these idiot YellowTards learn that: ALL FILIPINOS WHO FOUGHT IN OUR WARS ARE HEROES AND DESERVE TO BE BURIED WITH MILITARY HONOR AND IN THE LIBINGAN NG MGA BAYANI!

The Aquino Cojuangco political axis did not have enough HAKOT DEMONSTRATORS, to give impact to their messages. Their tenants/serfs in their Hacienda Luisita refused to participate, because they now own the lands they till…

The anti Marcos, Sr. burial, just fizzled out. There were some YellowTard Priests, who were politicized…however, they were just ignored !

S-tambay
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467Hyden007Toro999999.99
Majority of anti marcos rally are not taxpayer
Palamon pa rin ng mga magulang nila.

545Hyden007Toro9999.999
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545Hyden007Toro9999.999

@S-Tambay:

They were not even born during Martial Law, or during Marcos Sr. reign, as President.

All they should do is: drag Fidel Ramos and Juan Ponce Enrile…these two people played major roles, during the Marcos era. Question them thoroughly; or sue them in the Court of Law.

However, these YellowTards, enjoy shouting anti Marcos slogans. “Parang gustong sumikat sila !” Maybe they enjoy also their pay as professional activists and professional demonstrators (Hakot Demonstrators)…

salagintong bukid
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should ninoy and cory be qualified to be interred within portion2 at the LNMB for their patriotism? how about at the Manila Memorial Park?

375Hyden007Toro999.999
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375Hyden007Toro999.999

With what these two people had done to this country. They could be interred in the Dog’s cemetery or in the monkey’s cemetery !

S-tambay
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467Hyden007Toro999999.99
More precisely inside Cubao araneta coliseum underground is the best place to rest any yellow axis as cemetery

salagintong bukid
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these paid rallyist for the yellows really after a pesos given to them. they don’t really get it former DOJ singing inside bilibid prison. now for some more pesos they’re instructed to shout marcos not a hero. is that their way of living? that’s betrayal to their motherland now becomes drug cartel of the orient. president duterte’s supporters should come out now and shout for federalism.

salagintong bukid
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they want traitors to motherland become heroes, oh my God that’s a shame.

jong
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all just smokescreens to the SabaGate

Ngek Ngek
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5Toro007Hyden9999.999 commented on The FAILED November 25 anti-Marcos rally at the Luneta. in response to Ngek Ngek: @Amir Al Bahr The problem with the Truth Commission that was declared by the SC during the Arroyo years was politically motivated. This Truth Commission about the Marcos years and the real reason why Marcos was ousted so “easily” (although if they was one rashness [the fact was both sides were terrified, the pro Marcos […] Truth and Reconciliation worked in South Africa, because there was Apartheid. The Blacks or the Africans, were discriminated in their own country. In the Philippines, during Martial,… Read more »