Journalist Ira Panganiban schools placard-bearing UP student protesters in latest FB post

A seasoned journalist as he is, Ira Panganiban is quick to spot when he sees something does not add up.

So when he saw the photo of the UP student activists holding placards bearing the slogans like “Fight for Just and Lasting Peace” and “Imperyalismo Ibagsak” in protest of the declaration of martial law in Mindanao, Panganiban wasted no time in gathering his thoughts and write an enlightening article for the benefit of everyone.

Credits to photo owner

Please read the text below for details…

What is wrong with this photo?

Kids let me enlighten you a bit!

The imperialism you have in your posters? That was our battle cry when I was in UP. You know who that was for? The Americans! You know who the guy you are crucifying is against? The Americans. Next time please be informed why you are in a protest rally. Don’t be sheep, be leaders.

While I am not so keen about Martial Law, that “fight for just and lasting peace” poster you have? That is what the government claims it is after when they declared Martial Law for 60 days. I suggest you let them do their job until we see there is something wrong. The phrase “innocent until proven guilty” does apply to all, even the government.
I repeat children, please know why you are shouting and stamping in on a protest rally. Please know your cause.

Know why you are there. I do not deprive you of your right to grow up. Just grow up informed.
Again don’t be sheep, be leaders!!!

As of this writing, the post has quickly gathered momentum by gaining shares and engagement on Facebook.

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