QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Organizers of this year’s EDSA People’s Power anniversary are getting desperate about making the commemoration a well-attended event. Attendance at these annual protest rallies has been diminishing year after year.
But despair no more.
Today, the organizers signed a memorandum of agreement with student activists at the University of the Philippines to hold the annual Oblation Run at the Diliman campus at EDSA instead, in conjunction with the February 25 People Power commemoration.
The Oblation Run is a popular event at U.P. Diliman where activist students run naked around the campus to bring attention not only to their ugly bodies but also to national political issues.
Organizers hope that with the addition of the naked run in this year’s EDSA People Power anniversary, they can attract up to one million people. “After all, you don’t get to see naked men running around en masse every day,” they said.