On this year’s commemoration of martyrdom of Jose Protacio Rizal, we join the folks at the Luneta Park and those in their respective homes at observing the momentous event that dates back into the waning hours of the occupation of the Spanish conquistadores. That was 122 years ago!
On many many years and most of the time I just watch the TV and it was playing live, covered for my convenience.
n So today, I thank modern technology, not only I can watch the event on TV, it is also true for other and similar events. and the plus side, it can be viewed on social media platforms, too.
The program started with a flag raising and singing of the national anthem Lupang Hinirang.
But while I would like to play rewind full blast the anthem as part of this post, we just are too mindful of internet trolls, and the all powerful censorship and the copyright guys who don’t (even) own the music but have the penchant for claiming and ruining Youtube channel owners. I have checked out and verified so many, it resulted into strike for the owner which could lead into (possible) closure of account. And that we want to avoid from happening.
So this coverage took full control of that issue but show the footage and sounds that will not diminish the thunder and rightful remembrance of the event.
He was nowhere to be found within the immediate radius of the venue. Was he inside the Malacanang Palace? In his Davao City? Oh yeah, he could be there somewhere.
Thankfully, we have the always ready presidential (presidentiable) spare tire, The MAN OF THE HOUR to save the day, Mrs. Leni Robredo, the vice president of course. The VPOP. The Vice President of the Philippines!
I know, I know, skipping programs like this will not ever help the president. But visitng troops around the country, boosting their morale and feeding them with tokens, checking their loyalty to the chief executive is the most important part of his task, It will help him stay safe from harm. That I truly understand.
Back to the program now, we are glad it all went well amid the seemingly cloudy sky. But hey, good one for the VPOP. Hope to see her on more occasions that showcases her character without uttering anything. Way to go VPOP!
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