Thursday, November 29, 2007

Makati Mutiny: Lim, Trillanes Holed Up in Manila Peninsula

At around 11:30 this morning I received a call from a comrade asking about the situation in Makati particularly Paseo de Roxas, Ayala Avenue and Makati Ave due to reports on ANC about the walk-out of Trillanes during his hearing at the Makati RTC then led a march in Makati Central Business District.

Sen. Trillanes, along with Brig. Gen. Danilo Lim and some Magdalo soldiers are currently holed up at Intercontinental Hotel where they reiterate their call for Pres. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo to step down.

A picture of Ayala Avenue corner Makati avenue is shown below where the once busy intersection is now a virtual parking lot. Makati Shangri-la stands prominently on the right while The Peninsula Manila is on the left of the picture. The large green area is the so called Ayala Triangle.

(sorry, i don't have both my cameras with me today, just a crappy camera phone I used here)

As of this time, guests of Manila Peninsula were requested to leave. The area is peaceful but tension fills the air.

The groups statements and demands are posted on this website.

This is bad again for the Philippines' already tainted image.

Updates 3:30pm

I can see a total of 3 APCs (armored personnel carriers) at the intersection.

4pm (approximately), gunshots can be heard signalling maybe an assault

5pm, the APC barged into the lobby of Manila Peninsula

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1 comment:

  1. now that this has ended, it wont still be normal for the economy tomorrow. some photos: