One of my memorable coverage as reporter aside from action packed EDSA 2 and EDSA Tres, the state visit of US president George W. Bush in the Philippines.
I remember thousand of protesters line up along commonwealth Ave in Quezon city and shouting:”Bush,Bush go away” as the convoy of vising US President George Bush entering Batasan Pambansa around 4pm yeaterday.
About 10 Army and Air Force trucks along with hundreds of anti-riot police armed with truncheons blocked the avenue to hide thousands of militants protesting the US president’s visit on one line.
I was talking to Den Macaranas in radio to check how’s the sittuation inside the congress where he’s covering. During that state visit I was assigned at Villamor AIr base where the Air Force one will be landed and take off. While Caloy, Daze Dimpal and Christian Tria at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport(NAIA) side.
Bush arrived at the NAIA on board Airforce One around 1pm for his eight-hour state visit and was met by government officials. During the visit the whole Metro Manila was on high alert .
Despite the tight security, some 10,000 protesters from all walks of life and sectors braved the intense heat and thousands of heavily-armed security forces,anti-riot units and firetrucks ranged against them.
The coverage yesterday are intense. Oh! well that’s life being a reporter.