Kamusta Na?

Taken from RCBC Makati, I guess there are still some who believes in the spirit of EDSA. To this day, its promise remains to be a mere spirit.

Taken from RCBC Makati, there are still some who believes in the spirit of EDSA. To this day, the promise of EDSA remains to be a spirit.

I was trying to write something about EDSA, but whenever I do, I just kept on remembering my childhood memories of those troubled days – sweets thrown by yellow wearing Cory supporters on top of their raucous vehicle convoys, decorated with yellow placards with Ninoys giant face on it, we kids back then loved it!

Siguro mas maganda para sa akin na ito na lang ang maalala, mas masaya at maguinhawa sa isipan kumpara sa mga kamalian at paghihirap ng ang EDSA ay matapos at simulang gamitin ng mga taong gobierno at ng mga elitista.

I’ll stick with this beautiful place inside my mind, but to most of us EDSA has lost its true significance, because we f***** up what was supposed to be a gain, we allowed our government to be administered by greedier men, leaders that are more corrupt than the one they unseated.

What would these EDSA’s mean if we keep on going backwards?

Below is the lyrics of a song by Yano, that great Fiipino punk rock group, I like their music, so honest and simple, this is the story of EDSA for most of us.

“Kamusta Na?”
Yano

Kumusta na, ayos pa ba
Ang buhay natin, kaya pa ba
Eh kung hinde, paano na
Ewan mo ba, bahala na?

Napanood kita sa tv, sumama ka sa rali
Kasama ang mga madre, pinigilan mga tangke
Umiiyak ka pa sa harap ng mga sundalo
Namigay ka pa ng rosas na nabili mo sa kanto

Dala-dala mo pa, estatwa ni Sto. Nino
Eskapularyo’t Bibliya, sangkatutak na rosaryo
At sa gitna ng EDSA, lumuhod ka’t nagdasal pa
Our Father, Hail Mary from thy bounty thru Christ our Lord amen

Pebrero, bente-sais nang si Apo ay umalis
Ngiti mo’y hanggang tenga sa kakatalon, napunit a’ng pantalon mo
Pero hindi bale, sabi mo, marami naman kame
Kahit na amoy pawis, tuloy pa rin ang disco sa kalye

Nakita kita kahapon, may hila-hilang kariton
Huminto sa may Robinson, tumanga buong maghapon
Sikat ka noon sa tibi kase kasama ka doon sa rali
Pero ngayo’y nag-iisa, naglalakad sa may EDSA

Ewan mo ba, bahala na
Bahala na, bahala na

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