I managed to collect a few photos of the Laoag City fiesta in 3 days.
At a provincial event late last year, I received a media pass from the media office at the capitol. I entered with a paid ticket though. I appreciated so much the effort of the organizers to put a sense of orderliness and purpose into public gatherings such as that one.
At the Street Pageantry on Rizal Street today, like last year’s bummer, I witnessed an air of arrogance from at least two city hall employees. One has been notoriously haughty since he assumed office as a division head. On the loud speaker, people who were not official photographers were asked to get out of the way. The other one is a power-tripping CSG who asked me and some students (peacefully squatted on the ground near the stage), “Ada nakem yo?” Though how much I’d like to put so much positivity into this post, I cannot tolerate such an overbearing bigotry.
Diplomacy is something the city leaders should try to instill into the minds of public servants. These two employees live on taxpayers’ money, what a shame. Laoag is our city too.