Prolific artist and singer-songwriter Dong Abay relays a message about how the Aquino legacy left their supporters in poverty after having taken power through the EDSA Revolution which gathered thousands of Anti-Marcos protesters.
In netizen Eric Clark Su’s status, he posted Abay’s words detailing the story of an EDSA Revolution protester who enjoyed the hype of those days. Media exhaustively covered the event which, eventually, also had that protester’s face on TV.
When former President Ferdinand Marcos was taken down from the presidency, the protester celebrated just as much as the other anti-Marcos supporters did. The news and hype spread across the globe and the Philippines became known for their peaceful protest which other nations mimicked.
But as time passed and the reign of the Yellows continued, the protester was seen pushing a makeshift cart; the result after Marcos was exiled and Aquinos took power was poverty for the former rally member.
In Abay’s full narrative posted on Su’s Facebook, he said,
By Dong Abay
Napanood kita sa tv, sumama ka sa rali
Kasama ang mga madre, pinigilan mga tangke
Umiiyak ka pa sa harap ng mga sundalo
Namigay ka pa ng rosas na nabili mo sa kanto
Dala-dala mo pa, estatwa ni Sto. Nino
Eskapularyo’t Bibliya, sangkatutak na rosaryo
At sa gitna ng EDSA, lumuhod ka’t nagdasal pa
Our Father, Hail Mary from thy bounty thru Christ our Lord amen
Pebrero, bente-sais nang si Marcos ay umalis
Ngiti mo’y hanggang tenga sa kakatalon, napunit a’ng pantalon mo
Pero hindi bale, sabi mo, marami naman kame
Kahit na amoy pawis, tuloy pa rin ang disco sa kalye
Nakita kita kahapon, may hila-hilang kariton
Huminto sa may Robinson, tumanga buong maghapon
Sikat ka noon sa tibi kase kasama ka doon sa rali
Pero ngayo’y nag-iisa, naglalakad sa may EDSA
Kumusta na, ayos pa ba
Ang buhay natin, kaya pa ba
Eh kung hinde, paano na
Ewan mo ba, bahala na?
Ewan mo ba, bahala na
Bahala na, bahala na”
Source: Eric Clark Su
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