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]