Wednesday, 20 July 2011

The piso-piso for the bishops’ vehicles---symbol of people’s outrage

Belinda Cunanan
Political Tidbits

Last Friday at Plaza Miranda in Quiapo, which has been the traditional sumbungan ng bayan, people high and low came to donate their piso-piso or their checks to the group of former Mayor Lito Atienza, famous election lawyer Romulo Macalintal and Dr. Ed Capulong. The three lay leaders are raising the sum of P8 million to replace the vehicles that the bishops had returned to the Senate or to PCSO agencies in Mindanao after last Wednesday's Senate hearing. The Quiapo vendors donated small sums from their day’s earnings, while a man came in a taxi all the way from Quezon City as he had heard of the fund-raising over radio. Some businessmen donated checks running into a couple of hundred thousands and to date over a million pesos have been raised.

No comments:

Post a Comment