Despite the rain

4 Aug

So my friends Marlon, Rhods and I actually braved the rains last night and went to Manila Cathedral in Intramuros.

We arrived there at past 11 since they had to wait for me to finish with the Darna presscon.  We were thinking that last night was the best time to go since people would hopefully consider that they had to work early so they wouldn’t dare stay late in Intramuros.  Plus, since tonight’s the last lamay, more people would probably come tonight.

But no.  When we arrived by the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila area, we couldn’t find the end of the line.

Guess where we found the end of the line?

Almost at the foot of Jones Bridge!  We clocked in at 12:00 midnight.

And had a painfully slow walking tour of Intramuros, minus Carlos Celdran.

It felt heaven when our line finally reached Manila Cathedral

even when we were pissed that these three old ladies made singit! Inis!


But from there, the line moved on smoothly.

Until we reached the door and the bouncers told us that we couldn’t take any more photos.

We reached Tita Cory by 3:30 a.m.  I was able to say “Bless you” – the moment lasted for only three seconds – and then I had to leave.

Even though I’m not a “Corista” and Hacienda Luisita kept on popping in my head, I already forgave her.  I understood that she was merely a product of her class.  But I couldn’t say that she didn’t give it her all and didn’t mean well.  After all, I somewhat owe her my freedom to write as I wish, whether on this blog or wherever.

Ms. Lala of GMA's old Cory doll

Ms. Lala of GMA's old Cory doll

I went home dead tired but fulfilled.  Thank you Tita Cory.

6 Responses to “Despite the rain”

  1. rhods at 1:03 pm #

    rona! fan na ako ng blog mo ha. ill include it on my ‘favorites’ list 🙂

  2. rhods at 1:04 pm #

    rona! fan na ako ng blog mo ha:) a few seconds from now, i’ll include it on my “favorites” list

  3. rona at 2:54 pm #

    Wow ha! Thanks for the moral support! Hugs.

  4. Sam at 5:15 pm #

    Tsk. Hanggang ngayon nagsisisi pa rin ako kung bakit hindi pa ako dumiretso sa Manila Cathedral after dumaan ng funeral parade sa may Roxas (intersection with Burgos Ave..).. To think na malapit na rin lang ako sa venue..

    And too bad wala kaming klase kinabukasan.. Di sana nakapunta pa rin ako kahit paano sa wake, lalakarin ko na lang ang pagpunta sa cathedral.. (I’m a student of PLM.) 😦

    • rona at 10:59 pm #

      Naku ang lamit mo nga dun ha. Puwedeng puwede ka sanang lumabas lang ng classroom then go na.

  5. Sam at 11:47 am #

    Anyway talaga naman pong papupuntahin kami doon eh. Siyempre our school is under the city gov’t, run by Mayor Lim na supporter naman ni Tita Cory, so talagang magbibigay siya ng order na magpunta kami doon sa wake.. Actually, yung pagpunta po namin sa Roxas Blvd, malamang order na rin ni Mayor Lim.

    Then a few days after Tita Cory’s funeral, may nakita na lang akong nakapaskil na malaking tarpaulin sa may harap ng skul, with a smiling image of the former president and a caption “Tita Cory, Hindi ka namin malilimutan – Pamantasan…..” Sigh. share lang po. Hehe.

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