Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Black Friday Protest Bulletin #5 - ChiCha Kontra ChaCha: Protest Action for March 31

Designated time and place of flash protest for March 31:
Selected Jollibee Restaurants - 7:00 to 7:30 AM

Plan of action:
1) Wear BLACK, preferably the "Patalsikin Na! NOW NA!" T-shirts. (Visit to see where you can order them)

2) Assemble at any of the following Jollibee restaurants 7:00 to 7:30 AM
2.1) Makati - along Makati Avenue near Jupiter
2.2) Ortigas - St. Francis Square along Julio Vargas
2.3) Quezon City - along Katipunan Road

3) Order breakfast. Try to occupy tables near the window.

4) At 7:30 AM, when the cue is given, everyone in black should rise and step out of the restaurant single file doing the "Patalsikin" sign.

5) When outside the restaurant, everybody should pose beside the Jollibee mascot doing the "Patalsikin" sign. Of course, someone should be taking the picture.

6) On cue, disperse quietly.

Suggested preparations:
1) Invite as many friends, or officemates, as you can.
2) Agree on which Jollibee branch and exact time to meet
3) If you're outside of Metro Manila, and there are enough of you to organize a protest action, just select a Jollibee restaurant where you can meet and have breakfast. Advise your local media to cover your action.

Important reminders:
1) This is a SILENT PROTEST, not a rally. Please do not shout, sing, pass leaflets, or do anything to disturb the regular customers of Jollibee.
2) Bring your cameras. The highlight of the protest action is the picture-taking with the Jollibee mascot while doing the "patalsikin" pose

Forward this message to as many friends, relatives, colleagues, and egroups. I've also included below a brief description of the Black Friday Protest Movement, so those receiving your forwarded mail and hearing this for the first time will understand what we're trying to accomplish.

Let's paint Jollibee Park BLACK on Friday.

God bless,


The Black Friday Protest Movement was launched by eLagda on March 1 to give professionals, students, businessmen, and other sectors a venue to express their protest against the continuing and escalating acts of repression of the GMA administration as manifested in its series of proclamations – CPR, EO 464, and PP 1017 – all designed to curtail basic rights and oppress the people. Even after PP1017 has been lifted, the repressive measures continue.

Patterned after the flash mob concept, the Black Friday Protest calls on people to gather at a designated time and place every Friday wearing a black attire as a symbol of protest. There will be no programs or speeches. Instead, people will be given specific instructions on what to do, and the whole exercise should last about 30 minutes at most. It’s safe, non-confrontational, and within the bounds of the law, even under a repressive one like PP 1017. The mere “flash” gathering of the people is the expression of protest.

Where will people get instructions?

Details of the Black Friday Protest action for the week will be published at its blogsite – every Wednesday evening. Those who would like to receive instructions directly can also subscribe to the movement’s bulletin service by sending a blank email to


Blogger Pete Rahon said...

I just received email detailing t-shirt printing, great! Whata resourcefullness! It should get featured here as well, I'll blog it nonetheless. I hope the campaigns could be moblog/vlogged there are so many sites to upload for free like dailymotions,bliptv,youtube,ourmedia, etc. Hope we in overseas have a chance to watch it aside from the text and gpx. Good luck bukas !

Thursday, March 30, 2006 10:52:00 AM  
Blogger Somnambulist Nocturnal said...

Mina kayo ng katatawanan!!! =P

Thursday, March 30, 2006 4:56:00 PM  
Blogger Simonne Aguilar said...

hindi lang "mina" kundi NUKNUKAN NG KATATAWANAN!
Bakit hindi nalang kayo mag-order sa Jollibee, ubusin nyo lahat ng stock nila ng hamburger at french fries at saka ninyo ipamudmod sa mga nakararaming mahihirap nating kababayan. Padalhan niyo na din si Erap nang hindi mainip sa witness stand. Huwag lang kalimutan ang softdrinks... ;)
Friday na Friday... gagawa na naman kayo ng traffick! ASUS!

Friday, March 31, 2006 2:13:00 AM  
Blogger GreenMinds said...

I don't know who is more pathetic!

Someone who is doing nothing, or someone who is looking down on someone who is doing something!

If you have a time to take your own picture infront of a mirror, sana you can find time to think before you type.

Let's see 10 years from now if you will still find this amusing, or be consumed with shame for being cowards and apathetic when your country needs you the most.

Traffic on a Friday is a small price to pay (even though i can never understand how such a peaceful event can cause traffic???) to restore the true essence of democracy in this country.

It is with great regret that i am not able to join these silent protest before, but reading such remarks as s. nocturnal and s. aguilar strengthens my resolve to join this friday.

I look forward to be part of such a cause and separate myself from these cowards.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006 2:32:00 PM  
Blogger maybagongbuhay said...

The BnW movement does not do their thing out of courage but because they just want to satisfy their "KSP" urges. The people criticizing them are not cowards. They just do not believe in being nitwits because it doesn't accomplish anything and just annoys the hell out of everybody.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006 6:10:00 AM  

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