Protest actions are in fashion again these days with renewed calls for the Malacanang Palace occupant to quit over rampant corruption scandals in government.
For the first time since I became an activist since high school, I am not taking an active part in these recent mass actions.
I fully concur with Akbayan that this fresh crisis calls for system, rather than just personality, change. What our nation need, and very badly, is a thoroughgoing system reform. Changing leaders at the top would not have a dent at all as shown by our experiences since Edsa 1 and 2. We had new leaders in Cory instead of Marcos, and Gloria instead of Erap but nothing changed because the system that breeds corruption remained.
Am I one of those afflicted with “people power fatigue?”
Well, I am actually busy building rooms for my children, and I strongly feel that this work is much more important that raising my fist again.