Comic activist Juana Change disappointed with some people in Noynoy Aquino's camp
Juana Change, the anti-Arroyo political activist who supported Noynoy Aquino in his bid for the presidency, admitted that she was disappointed by the traditional politicians surrounding Noynoy Aquino, reports GMAnews.TV. While she refused to name anyone, she told GMAnews.TV that they are jockeying for positions in the future administration.
Juana Change, character actress Mae Paner in real life, became a volunteer for Noynoy's camp because she thought it was a "people-run" campaign. "We (her group) felt there was a collective intelligence that seemed to be guiding the decision [for Aquino to seek the presidency]. I felt good about Noynoy, like he seemed to be the right choice," she said.
"Bayani," one of the videos of Juana Change
Paner resigned from being a volunteer at the height of the campaign season last March, saying that the people running the campaign no longer fit the the anti-traditional politics she and the other artists believed in. "I did not invest my blood, sweat and tears para trapo ang ma-appoint. Those surrounding Noynoy, most of them are sipsip," she told GMANews.TV.
Paner says that she, like, other volunteers, were ignored during the sorties and the "trapos" got credit for the success of the campaign and received compensation as well. Insiders in the Noynoy-Mar camp are quick to disagree with Paner's statements. According to GMAnews.TV, an unnamed Liberal Party (LP) staff member said volunteer groups were "unruly" and "disorganized."
Even after she resigned, however, Paner continued to support Aquino.