Moving On

Posted on September 17, 2005 - 11:47pm :: Contributors
Panjee Tapales Lopez 18 September 2005 'Sorry ladies with Cory or Susan—I will not march just to bring into power Erap, Marcos loyalists, Lacson and the Stalinists. Please pass until this reaches Cory." "Damn those rallies. I'm so tired from work and still on the road for 4 hours. Can't you think of other ways? Why not boycott?" These are real and valid sentiments of the times, both expressed through text. I was one of a handful who sat it out when Cory Aquino asked the crowd to applaud the pro-impeachment congressmen at the first "Bukluran Para sa Katotohanan" interfaith prayer vigil at the La Salle Greenhills a few Fridays ago. I refused to stand. I did not applaud. There are many personalities in the opposition I neither support nor respect. They have agenda and power grab written all over them. I was sure those who genuinely stand for truth and change didn't need my applause, so I sat and waited it out.