By Erma Edera
A week after Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso unveiled the newly-painted and cleaned Lawton underpass, Lagusnilad underpass was vandalized with messages of protest.
The walls of the underpass, which is regularly used by students of schools located in Intramuros, Manila, as well as the employees of the Manila City hall, has been painted with red phrases like “PRESYO, IBABA! SAHOD, ITAAS! – PS” ; “DIGMAANG BAYAN SAGOT SA MARTIAL LAW – PS” at “ATIN ANG PINAS! US-CHINA LAYAS! – PS”.
Manila Tourism and Cultural Affairs Bureau expressed their disappointment after seeing the vandals written all over the walls of the underpass.
“Ang lahat ng ito at pinaghirapan na isaayos at pagandahin sa pagtutulungan ng bawat indibidwal na maibalik ang ganda at sigla ng Maynila,” it said in a statement.
“Hindi bandalismo ang sagot sa pagbabago. Disiplina at pagunawa ang ating kailangan tungo sa mas maunlad ng Maynila,” it added.
In a Facebook post, Panday Sining said that they will conduct a series of “Graffiesta” to call for the end of de facto Martial Law in the country.
“Tinatawagan ng Panday Sining ang lahat ng mga artista ng bayan na makilahok sa serye ng mga Graffiesta sa pamamagitan ng pagtransporma sa lansangan bilang pangunahing lunsaran ng mga progresibo at militanteng likhang-sining!,” it said.
It can be recalled that Domagoso shared photos of the newly-painted and cleaned Lawton underpass last week.
The city engineering employees repainted the walls and cleaned the tiled walls with high-pressure water.
Aside from the painting and new lighting, they also repaired the road with asphalt concrete for the motorists’ safety.