Reading the Sunday papers can either be a relaxing pastime, or give you a bad tummy.
Reading through the Inquirer gave my stomach a whirl. Rina David is quick to point out that what you wear may be considered seditious, so could leisurely walking through a park. My, my, are we really under de facto Martial Law? That’s what Justice Isagani Cruz thinks.
Meanwhile, still in the Inquirer, Raul Gonzalez says Dinky (obviously the Palace’s Enemy No. 1) could get up to 12 years for attempting to stroll along the Roxas Boulevard Baywalk wearing a black tee with “Patalsikin Na! Now Na!” This is a great quote from him, but can’t understand why he said it:
“You have a right to disrobe in your bathroom or your house, but not in a town plaza or a church,'' he said”. That’s how he explained the limitations on freedoms. Duh. Everyone in our group had clothes on.
Now on to the Star – their take on the arrests is similar to that of the Inquirer story in that they quote several lawmakers for and against the police action, but their slip shows when the remarks by Domogan are given center play:
"It’s clear they were attracting public attention and sympathy. The police should have just disregarded them because the public would also have done the same. She’s not worth our attention despite her worst efforts to remain in the public eye," he said.
Domogan said Soliman should be remembered "for her disloyalty to the President whom she stabbed in the back."
Speaking of loyalty, it is clear to us that Dinky’s loyalty is not to Gloria, but to the country. Loyalty can easily be bought when your pockets are full and you are willing to make promises to keep your lackeys loyal. And notice how they target Dinky, not Enteng. Another thing, for clarification – Dinky did not form BnW, Enteng did. The Hyatt 10 as a whole and BnW have a friendship and tactical alliance. There. Ooh, I need Tums!
Let’s move on to Max Soliven, the ever faithful Palace sycophant. Okay, we really never read him, but we had to take a peek nonetheless. He scolds the cops for falling into Dinky’s “trap”. He then goes on to say that our tee shirts clearly meant “oust GMA now”. Please, where are her initials on the tee shirt? At least he got this right – he says we were a small pack of protesters. It also shows that even as Max tried to make what happened Friday night outside Aristocrat look insignificant, our Black Friday Protest certainly put the repressive regime on the defensive. Great, let’s break out the Maalox. Max can really give you gas.
Finally, a quote just received by text that lifted my spirits:
Si Dinky Soliman hinuli kahapon,
Atienza’t Defensor sinibak ni Drilon.
Si Gringo Honasan milyones ang patong,
Dahil si GMA nandaya’t napikon!
- Vim Nadera, makata