As expected, various militant groups protested last Saturday May 12 the ruling of the Supreme Court (SC) to oust former chief justice, Maria Lourdes Sereno But apparently, some student activists and members of Bayan cannot explain why they joined the protest rally, and what they are fighting for. Watch the Manila Bulletin video below.
“Justice for Sereno! Justice for all! – Bayan ST [Southern Tagalog],” reads the huge, red banner that some young activists are holding while protesting the SC’s decision to grant the quo warranto petition against Sereno. As you can see, a Manila Bulletin reporter read the contents of the banner, and tried to ask the rallyists on what they say about the issue.
“Hi Mam. May I get your reaction about the recent ruling of the Supreme Court? They had ruled in favor of the petition. Anyone from you?” The reporter politely asked a young female protester. But as you can see, the protester just smiled, looked around hoping her fellow members to answer the question, and even covered her face with the banner.
You will notice a young man behind her also covered his face with the placard he was holding. And because he did also answer, the Manila Bulletin reporter approached another young female protester, but the latter just smiled and did not spoke a word.
“I think they’re shy. Let’s look for other supporters.” The Manila Bulletin reporter said on the last part of the video. The location where the protest was held was not known. But based on reports, priests and nuns, militant groups and students from various universities in Metro Manila and nearby provinces held protest rallies in their respective areas.
In fact,. students from UP Manila, Far Eastern University and Technological University of the Philippines held a lightning rally in front of the Supreme Court in Manila to condemn the SC ruling against Sereno. Meanwhile, Sereno’s camp is set to file a motion for reconsideration to the High Court, hoping to reverse the decision.