A Pork-Free Monday at Luneta

By: Carissa Palpal-latoc

 Featured Photo by: Cristine Parungao


MANILA- From a distance, you can hear the laughter of children playing around the fields of Luneta park, while their families are gathered around on a picnic mat in an area of their own. Nearby, is a crowd gathered in prayer as they participate in the Holy Mass. The joyous scene of children playing and adults praying is not a tell-tale sign that something big is about to happen, but the signs of protests everywhere says otherwise.

What is known to be Rizal’s death place became the ground for a new movement of the Anti-Pork protestors as they mark the 1st anniversary of the Million People March.