On May 15, 2021, a group called “Gising Maharlika” or “Wake Up Maharlika” was at the service road, Baclaran, Paranaque City, with tarps and placards opposing mandatory vaccinations and prolonged lock downs.
Abante News Online reporter interviewed and spoke to the representative and one of the group’s founders, Rok Gonzaga.
Abante News Online asked Gonzaga why there were placards? What’s the group’s intent and message they’d wish to convey to their fellow countrymen?
“Gusto lang po namin magkaroon sana ng choice at tamang solusyon sa pandemnya, para po hindi na po tumagal ang lockdown.”
He stressed that many are suffering from the prolonged lockdowns, causing more difficulty and damage to the people.
“Marami na pong nagsaradong mga negosyo, nawalan ng mga trabaho, at sobrang dami na pong naghihirapan na ating mga kababayan,” he added.
Hopefully, the people who are behind in making the decisions for the country would be open to considering other options and medications to end the lockdowns. Gonzaga mentions “smart lockdown” as well.
He further stated that there should be an individual preference when it comes to a person’s health. That mandatory vaccination soldiers, front liners, and every citizen are not choices the government should pursue.
“Kalayaan po na huwag sana ang mga sundalo at kapulisan ay mapilit or i-mandatory vaccination, at mga front liners.”
“Kahit sino po sana bigyan ng karapatan na mamili para sa kanilang kalusugan. Wala po sanang pilitan.”
The demonstration of the group intends to fight for pro-choice, human rights, and freedom.
Abante News Online asked about the group’s opinion regarding the government’s vaccination process a lady answered ANO’s question, stating:
“Dapat meron tayong information kung ano ang side-effect, kung ano ang laman ng vaccine na yan. Hindi lahat dapat tumanggap niyan dahil hindi lahat naniniwala diyan.”
Gising Maharlika’s founder shared that their group initiated their advocacy in December 2020. And the peaceful protest is simultaneous to the WORLDWIDE Rally for Freedom with 180 countries.
Abante News Online asks what’s their message to the people who are watching the live interview?
“Magsaliksik ng konte bago magpaturok. Marami na pong namamatay na hindi binabalita sa mainstream media sa bakuna.”
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