Clash erupts again on Commonwealth Avenue, 2 media members injured

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Once again, clash erupted on Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City after protesters destroyed the metal divider of the northbound and Southbound lane of the avenue as they try to bridge the police line. Video by Frances Mangosing

MANILA, Philippines—Once again, clash erupted on Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City after protesters destroyed the metal divider of the northbound and Southbound lane of the avenue as they try to bridge the police line.

Protesters started to march along the southbound lane, but returned running after few minutes when police dispersed them.

Big stones were hurled by protesters and two photographers—identified as John Javellana from the European Press Photo Agency and Noel Celis of Agence France-Presse—were allegedly hit and wounded.

Abellana was said to have been hit by a stone in the head, while Celis sustained wounds to his knee.

Motorists have been directed to move aside, but several vehicles were reportedly damaged.

As of posting time, anti-riot police officers formed a defense line along the southbound lane.

Human rights representative were also spotted where the clash occurred, but refused to give any statement to the media regarding the incident.

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  • patriotic_act

    use live rounds please.. we can do them a favor by ending their miserable lives now.. 

  • marionics

    kasama talaga yang ganyan sa mga high-profile rally. nung nasa kalye din ako nun e ang tawag diyan ay kiskisan he he

    • rosamistika16

      ibig sabihin demonstrador ka rin pala. bakit hindi ka sumali ngyon? ano ba ang aral na nakuha mo sa pagsali sa mga rally na yan? nakabuti ba eto sa iyong buhay sa ngayon?

      • marionics

        1. oo nakadanas ako sumali sa mga rally as is my constitutional right but this has been since martial law up to my time with govt. as a protest against corruption and oppression.
        2. aral? madami din. masaya din naman makapaglahad ng mga grievances.
        3. nakabuti sa buhay ko ngayon? ewan ko kung specifically nakabuti sa buhay ko ito pero sa pangkalahatang karanasan ko sa buhay e it has been one of the experiences which have formed my life. by the way, in case this is what you meant, i am doing very well economically speaking.

      • magiting78

        Maganda sumama sa mga rally kung alam mong tama ang pinag lalaban mo at hindi ka one sided lng, ako din ay nasama sa mga pagkilos subalit hnd lahat ng pagkilos ay sinasamahan ko lalo nat alam ko n may maganda ding maitutulong yung mga batas na nais ipatupad. Karamihan na kc sa mga kumikilos ngaun at mga nag oorganisa ay wala ng prinsipyo nahaluan na ng pulitika.

      • dgboy

         eh paano rights ng mga tao nasaktan niyo? ABER!

      • marionics

        tagal na yung huling rally ko pero wala naman kaming nasaktan

      • $25214711

        Excuse me Sir, yung rally nyo nuong panahon ng martial law, Nag kusa kayong mag rally against the govt. Hindi kayo binayaran at wala kayong sweldo. Ngayon yang mga nagrarally nayan nasa umbrella org. yan ng bayan party list. May pork barrel yang pampa-sweldo. Yang ganyang rally na may sweldo hindi yan kasali sa mga high profile na rally. kagaguhan iyan at hindi kiskisan. You said you served the Govt. You should know that.

      • marionics

        if you say so man

  • carlbenedict

    Kawawa naman ang mga Ralyista na ito.  Hindi sila pinagpapahinga ni JOMA.  Tama o Mali ang gawin ng Presidente, nariyan talaga sila.  Hindi tama yang nanggugulo kayo.

    Sasama kami sa inyong mga rallyista pag talagang kailangan, tulad ng sa nakaraang mga EDSA peoples power.  Kaso, marami ang gusto pag bigyan muna ang Presidente.  Pinagbigyan nga ng 20 yrs si Marcos, at si Gloria 9 years.  Si Noy na mas hamak na matapat ay ganyan ang gagawin nyo?

    Huwag naman tayo magpaloko sa mga ito.

    • Guest

      arap ng buhay ni Joma sa labas ng bansa

  • gerp

    if the rallyist obejective is to voice out their concern…then there will be no hurt feelings^^…but if their objective is chaos …what happened there is minimal…bravo to the Police…they are still at the top of it.

  • teraytaray

    ok ang mag rally, pero di okay ang lumikha ng kaguluhan.  kaya walang rumerespeto at sumeseryoso sa mga ganyang klaseng ralyista, kasi gulo lang ang nililikha.

  • John Sulayman

    Throw these communists into cannons and shoot them at the chinese! Bagay sila sa mga guns sa hamilton-class cutters natin.

  • Palparan

    mag deploy na kayo ng .50 calibre machine gun dyan! Mow those communist down!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NMCOSCCEL42MIWK7Y3HWZHV54I DMS

    If the intention is to voice out their demands, there will be no trouble. The problem is, their intention is really to create trouble…. kaya trouble talaga!

  • What, Me worry?

    Ubusin ang komyunista!!! Ibang batas ang ginagamit diyan, dapat sa mga iyan kangaroo court at ilibing sa mga secret mass graves sa mga bukid sa quezon.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/44RALU2ARTIM3I6BQV75HRDSLU greg

    mga chines yang mga yan kaya nga komunista eh
     

  • magiting78

    Dapat ang hawak ng mga Pulis hnd n batuta, dapat yung di kuryente, yung ganagamit ng dispersal unit ng pulis sa US. ewan ko na lng hnd matakot tong mga kumag na ito wala n prinsipyo mga ralihista ngaun, nababayran na, nahaluan ng pulitika.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZB5K3ZW2YULFXP6TYYRBHIAVWE Mr Senti

    MGA RADICAL NA RALLYISTA TUTA NG KOMUNISTANG CHINA ANG MGA YAN!!
    ————————————————————————————————————————————
    Kunwari makabayan!! pwee! tingnan ninyo yung bandera nyo pula – bandera ng russia at china!!

    – bini brain wash nyo pa yung mga walang alam na magsasaka para me sumapi  lang sa inyo!
    imbes na magbuklod kayo at magtayo ng kooperatiba at tulungan magkaroon ng patubig ang mga mga sakahan. KUNG GUSTO NYO TALAGANG TUMULONG KAHIT WALANG GOBYERNO MABABAGO NYO AT MAPAPAUNLAD ANG BANSA NATIN! HINDI YUNG NAKAKALAT KAYO DYAN!

    – sinasama nyo pa nang sapilitan ang mga walang muwang na bata para me mga sundalo kayo!- para daw magbago ang gobyerno? kayo muna ang magbago mga tamad!! lagi kayong humihingi ng mga aning bigas, gulay, mga alagang hayop sa mga maliliit na tao sa probinsiya imbes na kayo ang nagtratrabaho, tumutulong at nagbibigay!! tapos nanghihingi pa ng extortion revolutionary tax sa mga mayayaman! tapos sisigaw kayo ng hustisya? so anong gobyerno ang gusto nyong itatag? Kung gusto nyo mag migrate na lang kayo sa tsina!! alis kayo dito!

    Yung mga drug money, extortion, kidnap, liquidation squad income – mga investment ng china yan para guluhin ang bansang pinas!! tapos ginagamit ang kapwa pilipino laban sa kapwa pilipino!

    HOY GISING!!

  • guest1500

    I think these rallyist should pay for the damages that they have created and keep creating. This is one way to discourage this people from making trouble over and over again.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JLN7DWHPJSNQZQJKZQ4LEU4VKE LabuyoB

    tingnan niyo ang ginawa ng mga komunista! anarkiya, riot, karahasan! anong maganda sa komunismong ganito ang ipinapakita? Teddy Casino, Satur Ocampo, Renato Reyes, puro daldal, puro batikos ang alam, pero solusyon sa problema wala kasi sila mismo ang mga problema! maghain ng mga ideyang nakakatulong sa bayan at hindi upang wasakin ang bayan! Tingnan niyon itong piston, pasang masda, puro pera ang usapin, pagtaas pagbaba ng presyo pero perwesyo na ang mga komunistang ito. tingnan niyo sa lansangan natin kung may naituturo bang magandang asal sa lansangan ang mga yan? ano ba talaga? manggagawang napatalsik dahil di pumapasok sa trabaho rally lang inaatupag, pamalakaya na walang boses sa tunay na mga mangingisda na inapi ng mga komunistang tsino, kabataan naimpluwensya sa mga komunista, hubugin niyo naman na magkaroon sila ng magandang kinabukasan at hindi ipapamana niyo pagiging marahas, swapang, at tuso! pwede ba magtrabaho na tayo wala na si marcos na tatay ni bongbong marcos, kung gusto niyo kalampagin niyo ang mga marcos dahil nandyan na sila ulit sa gobyerno at pagbayarin niyo sa sala ng kanilang angkan! hay nako talaga! nang uto ang mga komunistang ito sa mga mangmang nating mga kababayan sa halip na tulungan mamulat upang makatulong sa bayan, iminulat sa halip para sirain ang bayan! tumigil na kayong mga komunista kayo sa kahibangan niyo! 

  • http://www.facebook.com/avion1985 Aaron Bilang Testado

    There is no bad for being a communist, but the thing is, here these are not communist these people are anarchist! All they want is to cripple the present government which has the mandate of the people. I’ll tell you people, you cannot achieved your goals (PEOPLE ON THE FAR LEFT) by implementing these kind of characters by rioting and by unpeaceful showing of your freedom of speech. You people are always complaining sometime you just need to wait and see… Why not seat in the congress and there expressed your feelings. Imbeciles!

    • Yxon

      they have their reps in the congress even thru the partylist…but these reps just keep on the sidelines just making remarks on what the president is doing and what is bad in this country.  they had not been spearheading on their own agenda for the people.  yes, they could be a big contribution to this country if they are pushing in congress what they are representing for. 

      • http://www.facebook.com/avion1985 Aaron Bilang Testado

        They are betting in to their sideline rally because they don’t want to cooperate in the current system of our government! So they are ANARCHIST! They cannot create a new society GRADUALLY! All they want to do is to BRING down all the Filipino people!

  • http://www.facebook.com/avion1985 Aaron Bilang Testado

    I admire karl marx and his works but you can’t make me fight the current government because I know  they are working and with mandate of the people. These people are ruining our society, you cannot gradually change things overnight especially our society!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/TNXCAYFEKJBYW4CCMTVUDURBWA RS

    walang pakinabang ang mga taong ito, na brain washed ng mga pinuno, nabaluktot ang pag iisip ng isang imbalidong political system, kelan kaya mauubos ang mga hinayupak na to. nung bata pa ko, nadidinig ko na mga daing nga mga mokong na katulad nila, hanggang ngayon iisa pa din ang sinasabi. pabigat kayo sa bayan, at traydor sa mamamayang Pilipino. Eto nat nagsusumikap ang ating pangulo mapaunlad ang karamihan, at nandyan pa ang mga kakulay nyo sa politikang mga dayuhan na nang aangkin ng ating teritoryo eh panggugulo at paninira pa ang inaatupag nyo! kung magkaron ba ng digmaan eh makikipagbakbakan ba kayo para sa bayan?? magtatago lang kayo sa lungga nyo o di kaya kayo pa ang magiging bagong makapili! 
    nakaka ngatal sa galit ang mga pinag gagawa nyo!

    • http://www.facebook.com/avion1985 Aaron Bilang Testado

      Sa totoolang kung pakikinggan mo ang hinaing nila, talagang totoong nangyayari ito sa mga probinsya. Pero naniniwala parin ako na hindi solusyong gumamit ng armas sa pakikibaka para baguhin ang mga baluktot na sistema ng Lipunan at pamahalaan. Kung nahihirapan sila, dapat nilang intindihin na ang pamamalakad ng isang bansa ay hindi biro at dapat din nilang malaman na ang lahat ng iyan ay talagang gustong matugunan ng gobyerno, kaso hindi natin magawa ng agaran. Kung desidido silang magawa ito ng mabilis sumama sila sa pakikibaka para sa kapayapaan at pakikibaka sa pagkakaisa ng bawat pilipino! Ang punto nila ng paniniil ng mga masasamang elemento ng ating gobyerno totoong nangyayari iyan, kaya sila nakikibaka dahil sa akalang walang makukuhang hustisya at katarungan sa mga nawalang buhay ng kanilang mahal sa buhay. Bilang ang Pilipinas maging isang mahusay at maayos na bansa, marami pang anak ng bayan na kailangan magbuwis ng buhay. Dahil dito huhubugin ang isang bansa at dito kukuha ng Pilosopiya ang susunod na henerasyon upang maging matatag, nagkakaisang bansa ang Pilipinas. Tayo’y isang papausbong na bansa sa ASYA and ating istorya ay wala pa sa kalahati ng mga librong istorya ng ibang bansang katabi natin. Ginagawa palamang natin ang istorya ng isang sibilisasyong Pilipino. Upang ating maabot ang tuktok ng kausbungan natin dapat nating isiping magbigay para sa bayan at hindi magkamot ng ulo at mag reklamo. Saan man tayo mapadpad sa lansangan ng buhay bilang mamamayan ng bayang ito, maging kumunista, kapitalista, diktador, o emperyalista tayo hindi natin maitatanggi marami pa tayong KAKAINING BIGAS para maging ganap ang ating PAGKABANSA!

  • WeAry_Bat

    Over-Acting talaga yung mga rallyista!  Napansin lang mey TV cameras at photographers, action agad.  Ano sila, artista?!  Mga OA.

    Nawawalan bisa tuloy kung ano man gusto nilang sabihin – natakpan sa kanilang ginawang O.A.

  • calipso_2100

    Pag naging communist na tayo… mawawalan sila ng trabaho kaya mag ra-rally uli ang mga ito para ibalik ang democrasya.

  • arthur1401

    I want to see Renato reyes hit by a rifle’s butt in the mouth. his mouth is frothing with nonsense, venom and poison. he would rather see the philippines run like h ell by chinese than a philippines run like heaven by a legitimate and duly elected president.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/RQA6QOCLGYRYDTZ4E7VMYY2KFA g

    from radikalchick—–i’m sure there is truth to much of what PNoy said in that SONA — propaganda after all, as with press releases, have the facts that we need so that a google search should reveal those to be true. and of course the State of the Nation is the nation according to the government’s statistics, numbers always look better than real life, and that isn’t new either.
    PNoy should really just stop pretending that he is different from GMA, when he sounds exactly like her, speaks of the state of the nation the way she always has. we should also just stop expecting more from him, even more so putting words in his mouth: the stand on responsible parenthood IS NOT a pro-reproductive health stand, anobah.
    save for better speech writing, there is nothing different about the way the SONA is about the president patting himself on the back while keeping the more powerful among us — the Church, the capitalists | oligarchs | landlords, those who commit extrajudicial murders — happy.
    and of course PNoy doesn’t care how the police are treating the activists holding their own SONA ng Bayan outside congress. of course he doesn’t care, that if there’s anything that reeks of his similarity to GMA, it’s that the police have been given this power to hit activists, watch them bleed, and hit them some more. and PNoy and the police get away with this because they will easily and constantly have the middle and upper classes on their side when it comes to these “rabid Left” they so despise!
    but i dare anyone who went to EDSA Dos to kick Erap out: what did you think of rallying then? what did you think of the Left you were at EDSA Dos with? what did you think of occupying the streets and fighting for your right to kick out a president — illegal as it turned out to be, and having GMA as a horrid replacement in the end?
    see, what this reveals really is that when it’s you, with no clear ideological leaning other than capitalism and consumerism, or whatever other advocacy you might have, who decides to use the streets to fight for your rights, rallies are ok. when you benefit from stepping out into the streets, when you see your friends doing it to boot, not to mention those on your FB timeline, it’s suddenly fashionable to go rally.
    and when it’s about real concrete valid issues of what goes on in nation beyond those government statistics, when it is about real hunger and poverty, when it is about a president that has spent money on celebrating his own achievements, you would rather side with the latter. when it’s about issues that are so deeply ingrained in the follies of our systemic dysfunctions, when it is about unjust practices long being committed by government, it’s not about the streets for you.
    you consciously forget that to go out to the streets is our right, one that you invoke when it’s convenient for you, or fashionable to do so.
    and then really one can’t help but wonder, what is there to fear about activists moving closer and closer to the gates of Congress?
    in fact since PNoy says the people are his boss, then doesn’t that make the SONA ng Bayan the real state of the nation?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/2HVQC4CJGAM7STJKXDJZHC3QUQ Andrew

    Hey guys you haven’t HEARD the SONA , you are ALREADY complaining? Do the rally AFTER the president HAS ALREADY SPOKEN. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NNZFB6VJGPKFP2ZGUQSXSVRZSM wigwam

    rally rally… mababa sweldo sa pinas? oo mababa, pero kasya sa isang tao dahil napatunayan ko na dati. gamitin niyo yan para makakuha pang simula ng career at nang makakuha ng mas magandang trabaho muna bago magpamilya. kung nabababaan sa sweldo humanap ng mas mataas. meron nun dahil kung may nakikita kayong mas asenso sa inyo ibig sabihin may mga trabaho na mas malaki sweldo. kung hindi ka matanggap problema mo yun, ayusin mo. hindi yung papami-pamilya na hindi naman pala kaya buhayin.

    kung sabagay pwede naman gawing 30,000php ang minimum na sweldo sa pinas kung gusto niyo, yun lang kokonti ang pagpipilian niyo ng uri ng trabaho. mamili ka lang kung gusto mo ng IT programmer, system analyst, engineer… mga ganyang klase. iyan lang ang mga papasok na trabaho sa pinas, walang bpo, walang call center, walang pabrika. o, ano? game?

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