Gang Badoy of Rock Ed Philippines
Rock the Riles is the biggest event of Rock Ed Philippines which happens every year. For the past years, I have been wanting to be part of this event but unfortunately, due to some reasons, could not make it. But now, I really made sure that I will be able to attend this timely event.
Rock the Riles happens every Sunday which is closest to Human Rights Day. This is composed of 8 simultaneous concerts and film showings in MRT stations such as Taft, Ayala, Buendia, Boni, Shaw, Cubao, Quezon Avenue and North Avenue. I volunteered to be part of the event and decided to stay at the Shaw MRT Station. I was there at around 2:30 pm and stayed until the last band, Paramita, played at 7:30 pm. The permit was until 7 pm but some stations such as Shaw Blvd, Ayala, Buendia and Cubao had to go overtime. Some bands in Cubao and Buendia Stations weren’t able to continue to play because the MRT officials there had to pull the plug. Glad that Shaw Blvd and Ayala Station bands were able to finish performing; well it’s really the prerogative of each station manager.
With the recent Maguindanao Massacre, this event became very timely to beg for justice for the slain individuals. Everybody (not just the artists who performed) expressed their rage on the massacre. As what Gang Badoy had tweeted, “Rock the Riles is one big organized “grabe kayo” bad finger.” The good thing is that people “rocked” safely and peacefully. No violence is needed to express one’s discontentment.
Congratulations to Rock Ed Philippines and hoping to rock the riles again next year!
Mia and Suzy of Magic 89.9
Mich Dulce and Quark Henares of Us-2-Evil-0
Kris Dancel and Ebe Dancel of Cambio
Zach of Zach Lucero and the Action Pact
Katwo Puertollano of Duster
Aia de Leon of Imago
Raymund Marasigan of Sandwich
Jessie Grinter of Gaijin
Shinji Tanaka of SLEX
Vin Dancel of Peryodiko
Ria of Paramita