official duty started at 7am today. off to pope pius catholic center. cbcp plenary meeting. goal: to come out with a unified stand on the political crisis.
bishops enter frame. smiling. laughing. sharing stories. hmm... good mood? must have unified stand already. bishops break for lunch.
sun up. humid. clock ticks. dark clouds foreboding. gates remain closed. pace the sidewalk. rain falls. wet. wet. wet. guard refuses to open gate. will ask permission first from bishops. DUH! "pasilong na po, please. sisilong lang. lakas na ng ulan. basa na kami! sige na po. maiintindihan yan ng mga bishop. ayaw ni Lord na mabasa kami." guard hesistates. vehicle arrives. guard opens gate. reporters sneak to guardhouse.
clock ticks. rain stops. bishops still on lunch break. reporters/crew have marlboros and biogesic for lunch. cant leave. waiting for cbcp statement. still.
clock ticks. ticking seems louder this time. caterers pack up. plates used by bishops already washed clean. reporters/crew turning pale from extreme hunger.
light wind blows. smell of urine permeates air. must do live report. cant throw up. cant throw up. ignore the smell. and the baby flies everywhere. yargh!
try to get info from some bishops. some answer phone. give vague answers. some no reply.
advisory: bishops to hold presscon in cbcp office. HUWAT?! reporters/crew leave pope pius. off to cbcp office.
waiting. waiting. finally, food. lunch at 4pm.
phone call from cbcp pres archbishop fernando capalla. still no stand. gosh!
waiting. waiting. read ricky lo on kris aquino's karibals with james yap. headache more intense now. wonder why?
phone call again from bishop capalla. sets deadline. if no statement by 530pm, tomorrow na lang. a louder HUWAT?!
cant understand why no unified stand. catholic church clearly divided on issue. how many for the president? how many for change? how many refuse to take stand? dunno. cant be sure. like the future of our country. cant be sure.