Saturday, August 22, 2009

Awake and sing!

Sea (okay, more like a small lake) of yellow at the corner of Ayala Avenue and Paseo de Roxas in Makati City yesterday afternoon, 3-6 p.m. Those long-forgotten shivers up and down one's spine are back whenever that inevitable song--and those defiant hands--reclaim the horizon.

[Click on photos to enlarge.]

He's baaack. Butz Aquino handing out yellow ribbons to the crowd

Mae Paner aka Juana Change, cute avenging angel

Mikee Cojuangco, inconspicuous as ever, with dad Peping at the base of the Ninoy Aquino monument

Former senator and vice president Teofisto Guingona with Makati mayor Jojo Binay (haay) and National Artist for Literature Bienvenido Lumbera (in beret)

Ahem, who's the cute guy beside Dinky Soliman?

The good reverend takes his own images of history unfolding.

Noynoy Aquino firing up the crowd merely by showing up. Simple speech, nothing lofty, but the frenzy he generates nowadays must be making the declared presidentiables sleepless. Serves them right. [Video of his remarks to follow. How lucky was I to be right by the spot where he'd squeeze through on his way to the stage?]

Noel Cabangon serving up his brand of lilting yet outspoken Pinoy music

Thank you, and well done. We will never forget.

PLUS: In the NYTimes, “Filipinos Lament How Far They Haven’t Come”

[All photos taken with the new Samsung ST550]


r-yo said...

poignant..thanks for bringing me to the scene.

Anonymous said...

do u have a blog entry of brillante mendoza? i just watched cnn's talk asia and i want to read an article from a pink points of view...

Crisiboy said...

nabisita pong muli dito sir gibb pede po ba makipagexchange links???

Anonymous said...

is it Roxas-Aquino or Aquino-Roxas? Or niether :)

Papayag ba si Korina Sanchez sa una? Ano gagawin ni Kris Aquino kapag hindi pumayag si Korina?


Annamanila said...

About Noynoy -- is it possible another person who doesn't seek power (not that high up, at least) would have it again for the taking?

When I heard him speak at Cory's necrological (bakit pumula ito .. mali ba spelling? rites, I felt my hair rise .. same way it did when I first saw Cory on television 20 something years ago.

Thanks for the superb photos, Gibbs. Mukha ngang you got yourself a ringside seat ah.

About Dinky Soliman's seatmate -- type!!

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