I unfortunately wasn’t able to attend the anti-Charter change rally in Makati last December 12. We in KASAMA sa UP (Katipunan ng mga Sangguniang Mag-aaral sa UP) needed all the manpower we had to set-up and prepare for the Defend the OSR concert that night.
The concert was organized by the Office of the Student Regent (OSR) and KASAMA sa UP, together with Philmusic Collective, to raise awareness and encourage participation in the campaign to defend the OSR in the upcoming system-wide referendum this January. We held it in front of the Faculty Center.
It was a successful event, albeit it was undeniably a very exhausting night for all the organizers. That same night we were also having a Student Regent Reunion at the UP Hotel.
Aside from running errands back and forth, one of my most interesting feats that night was producing a five-digit sum before ten in the evening, without touching my personal funds (which wasn’t enough anyway). Funny how we even came close to pawning a laptop to produce the money. We eventually pulled it off (without pawning anything).
Past midnight, I was experiencing a terrible migraine so I dropped asleep in the car till around four in the morning when the concert was about to end.