TAKE IT DOWN #torredemanila
DMCI’s torre de manila is a hideous sight, an ugly and offensive intrusion on our view of the rizal monument.
So there stands Rizal, a bronze sculpture with an obelisk as his backdrop set on a stone base, the Noli-Fili in his hand and the tableaux at his feet — Inang Bayan nursing her child and the two boys reading. It might as well be the nation’s mission-vision statement concretized in immortal consciousness: Rizal’s dream to build a strong society enlightened in its endeavor to create equal opportunities to a better life through education while always guided by the basic principles of unity and integrity. ~ Amelia H.C. Ylagan
as such — as the nation’s mission-vision statement concretized — the rizal monument deserves to dominate that landscape and skyline. no one and nothing deserves to be seen in the same frame, least of all a 46-floor tower of distraction that stands more for the joys of capitalism than anything else.
come on, guys, take it down.
it’s the right thing to do, and it will be cathartic for the people, release some of the frustration, if not anger, over accumulated grievances as another administration that promised CHANGE bites the dust.
nothing ever changes around here, really. except for the faces. palakasan pa rin. same old, same old. read Tense Torre TRO hearing about why, allegedly, chief justice sereno and associate justice carpio voted against the TRO. read the Erap-Lim word war erupting over Torre and how the NHCP backed off, flip-flopped on the issue. shame on them all.
rizal would be livid.