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Club Filipino (21 September 2009) September 21, 2009

Posted by Brian L. Belen in Show and Tell.

The Liberal Party unveiled their Presidential and Vice-Presidential Ticket earlier today at Club Filipino. Here are some photos from the occasion:

The announcement was set for 10:00am, but the Kalayaan room at Club Filipino was already packed at least an hour before. By the time things got underway, all the seats were taken and the aisles were standing room only, all the way to the rear of the ballroom beyond the operable door, which was opened to accommodate more supporters.

Sen. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III addresses the crowd. After saying a few words he gets down to business and begins to introduce his longtime friend Sen. Manuel “Mar” Roxas II as his running mate for the 2010 elections.

The crowd listens expectantly as Mar takes the podium. He speaks about the thirst for good governance in the country. With Noynoy looking on, Mar confirms that he has accepted the responsibility of running as Noynoy’s Vice President.

“The fog of cynicism has been lifted from our hearts,” Mar says with reference to the hope that Noynoy’s candidacy represents. Easily, this is the most memorable line of the day.

The crowd erupts in support of the Liberal Party ticket. As befits the Aquino legacy, the LABAN symbol figures prominently as Bayan Ko is sung to bring the occasion to a close.

Finally, for posterity:

This was my vantage point throughout the morning. So yeah, it was dreadfully hard getting decent photos!



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