“Nilangaw?” MMDA Spokesperson complains about the few attendees of #OustDuterte rally: “Naglagay pa kami ng barriers”

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It seems that not only the opposition supporters are disappointed after seeing that there are only a few attendees in the most awaited #OustDuterte rally in EDSA.

Even Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Spokesperson Celine Pialago was disappointed because the agency prepared a lot after hearing rumors that many people are going to attend the event which aims to oust President Rodrigo Duterte from his office.

According to Pialago’s post, MMDA already put barriers around the possible places of the rally, however, they were disappointed that only less than 200 people attended the event.

Pialago also sacrificed her weekend vacation just to supervise the said event.

“Sayang naman preparation namin for this “rally” naglagay pa kami ng barriers, tapos pumasok pa ako ng weekend,” Pialago said on her Facebook post.

The #OustDuterte rally was organized by the group Bunyog (Pagkakaisa) to force President Duterte to resign.

Enzo Recto, one of the organizers, even called the said event as “People Power 3”.

“Nang mag-erupt ang Taal, mas private sector ang tumugon sa pangangailangan ng mga tao. Ngayong pumutok ang krisis sa coronavirus, mas inisip pa ng gobyerno ang ikakasama ng loob ng China kung iba-ban ang mga Intsik sa pagpasok sa bansa, kaysa sa sariling kapakanan at kaligtasan ng sariling mamamayan.” Recto said.

“Wala na talaga. Failure of governance na ito. Hindi lang si Duterte, lahat ng sangay ng gobyerno, at lahat ng mga pulitiko ay wala nang silbi sa bansa at sa mga tao. Si Secretary Duque at ang Department of Health, hindi makapagrekomenda ng pag-ban sa pagpasok ng mga Intsik sa bansa dahil takot na baka magalit si Duterte. Ang mga congressman at mga senador, mga walang masabi. Busog na busog sa pork barrel at mga insertions sa kaa-approve pa lang na 2020 budget. Ang AFP at PNP tahimik rin lang sa mga nangyayari. Lahat ayaw banggain si Duterte, kahit alam na nilang napakaseryoso na ng sitwasyon dahil napakaraming Intsik na ang nasa bansa at patuloy pa ang pagdagsa.” he added.

“Kung wala na silang mga silbi, panahon nang bawiin ng mga tao ang kapangyarihang pinahiram sa kanila. “Sovereignty resides in the people and all government authority emanates from them.” #OustDuterteNow! #PeoplePowerNa!” he also said.

However, despite the online support and donations received by Recto, it seems that People Power 3 is not going to happen yet.

As of writing, Bunyog is not yet releasing a statement over the criticisms they received after their EDSA rally.

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