An activist group vandalized the Lagusnilad underpass after the City Government of Manila and several volunteers helped each other to clean the said infrastructure.
On a Facebook post, the Manila Tourism and Culture Affairs Bureau (MTCAB) expressed their sadness over the vandalism committed by the group ‘Panday Sining’ at Lagusnilad.
“Ang Manila Tourism and Cultural Affairs Bureau ay nalulungkot sa pangyayaring ito. Ang lahat ng ito ay pinaghirapan na isaayos at pagandahin sa pagtutulungan ng bawat indibidwal na maibalik ang ganda at sigla ng Maynila,” MTCAB wrote.
“Hindi bandalismo ang sagot sa pagbabago. Disiplina at Pagunawa ang ating kailangan tungo sa mas maunlad na Maynila,” they added.
The vandalism included text like “digmang bayan sagot sa martial law” and “atin ang Pinas, US-China Layas!” which always being shouted by several activist groups.
Meanwhile, Anakbayan and Panday Sining insisted that what they put in the underpass is a kind of “art protest” and cannot be considered as vandalism.
Panday Sining called what they did as “Grafiesta”.
Mayor Isko Moreno is not yet releasing a statement over the “art” painted by the activist group.
A few months ago, Moreno warned the vandals that if they caught, they’re going to use their tongue to clear it.
“Kung mabisa ang laway nila, lawayan nila,” Moreno said when asked if how the vandals could clean up their graffitis.
He also said that he’s planning to build a “freedom wall” where people can express their feelings.
“Sayang naman ‘yung oras kung puro huli kami. Baka mas maganda kung makisuyo na lang kami,” Moreno said.