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Thin crowd, drab Noy speech mark Edsa rites By Charlie V. Manalo 02/26/2012

Sunday, February 26, 2012

NO CELEBRATION WITH HIGH PRICES, ABSENCE OF CHANGE

Thin crowd, drab Noy speech mark Edsa rites

By Charlie V. Manalo 02/26/2012

A sparse crowd, failed promises and President Aquino’s uninspiring speech stood out yesterday in the 26th anniversary of the People Power revolt of 1986 where Aquino spoke more of his crusade to oust Chief Justice Renato Corona than what he intended to accomplish in terms of improving the Filipinos’ lives.

Amid the unabated oil price hike, power rate increases along with the prices of other basic commodities and the rising unemployment, nothing is there to celebrate in the 26th Anniversary of the first Edsa People Power, a militant solon said yesterday.

“Nothing is celebratory about the 26th Edsa People Power anniversary. Nothing is celebratory about incessant oil price hike, power rate hike and increases in the price of basic good and commodities, and lack of basic social services for the marginalized Filipinos,” Gabriela Rep. Emmi de Jesus said..... MORE

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