Declared as the National Day of Protest by no less than President Rodrigo Duterte himself, September 21 was definitely one of the busiest days for rallyists across the country. In Manila alone, there were thousands of protesters from both sides, with two rallies done simultaneously on that day for those who were against and those who were supporters of the president.
But while most of the protesters were busy with these anti or pro-Duterte rallies, one man took time to make the most of the National Day of Protest by creating his own protest against PLDT, a telephone and internet service provider.
Standing outside a PLDT office and holding a placard, netizen Rey-an Moreno expressed his protest against the company for its poor service.
He made a rather witty protest post on Facebook:
National Day of Protest!
PLDT marami na po kami nag rereklamo sa mabagal na internet nyo! Tignan nyo po dami namin. Paki ayos naman ang service nag babayad kami ng maayos. Ang hirap po mag load ng video sa Youtube, Facebook, lag pa un games. Pati business na nag rely sa internet apektado na din.
#DayOfProtest PLDT Home
Let’s make baka, don’t be takot!
Make busina for hustisya!
Make internet bilis so di na kami inis!
Protesta laban sa mabagal na data
While he was alone in his protest outside the company’s office (although he joked in a separate post that there were a lot of rallyists there), many people supported him on social media! Within a few hours, his post went viral.
As of press time some 12 hours later, Moreno’s post has received close to 20,000 shares and over 36,000 reactions – with most netizens also expressing the same sentiment. Many were also angry with PLDT but others also tagged Globe Telecom, another telephone and internet service provider.