Witt's Twaddle

The Yellow Army

Posted in Everyday, Trips by Witt on January 16, 2010

10am — Assembly time at my friend, Councilor Allan’s place. Arrived there ahead of time, everybody was still having their breakfast. Already had mine, five pandesals, two sunny-side-up eggs and a cup of hot Milo. A bit early, maybe I’m excited since it’s my first time to meet a presidentiable and vice-presidentiable up-close.

1047am — All set. Everybody’s ready. Blue and yellow balloons are tied to two SUVs and a car, our part of the convoy. Soon after, we’re off to the motorcade meeting point.

Welcome Banner

1109am — At San Pedro exit, the meeting point.

1121am — Got news that the motorcade was scrapped off the itinerary. Bummer! Entered SLEX and proceeded to the venue at the University of Perpetual Help in Biñan, Laguna. Lost all the balloons in the process.

1137am — At the university. Crowd already built up. A couple of senatoriables and a number of local candidates are on the stage firing up the Yellow Army.

1209pm — Still no sign of the guests of honor. We’re famished 😦

113pm — Senators Noynoy Aquino and Mar Roxas arrives! Noynoy first, then Mar.

Noynoy's here!

People went gaga over Mr. Palengke!

118pm — Mar spoke first. Talked about the attacks on Noynoy’s character. Praised his partner’s integrity and class. Ends his speech with his famous line.

"Hindi ko kayo pababayaan, lalaban tayo!"

133pm — Halftime Show: A skit from Aling Palengke, portraying the situation of the common Pinay. Some lines reminiscent of an angry Mar Roxas which was very funny because we can see his immediate reaction.

A Common Pinay bit

145pm — Noynoy’s turn. Clarified the issue of appointment of a new Chief Justice during this time of election, how much he admired the grace and humility of their party’s VP candidate, how others attack him through the wrong of his parents and even through his grandparents, and how some people are just too thick-skinned and inconsiderate as they continue to pursue their personal goals in lieu of the country.

Cleanest Presidentiable

202pm — Short rally closes. Thunderous applause from the Yellow Army!

Classic shot

Notable stills:

Senatoriable Risa Hontiveros chats with Laguna Vice-Gubernatorial bet Soy Mercado as Noynoy Aquino and the rest of Laguna Team Liberal gives their full attention to the speaker

Intimate talk between Senatoriable Ralph Recto and Biñan Mayor Len-Len Alonte while Senatoriable Neric Acosta and Mar Roxas listens attentively to the speaker

Mar Roxas raises my good friend's arm, Allan Villena, who is running for his third and final term as Councilor of San Pedro, Laguna

8:11pm, 16 January 2010.

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