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Liza Maza Shows the Real State of the Nation Ad(Dress)
Photo Story Posted on July 27th, 2009.
Assistant Minority Leader and Gabriela Women’s Party Rep. Liza Maza today showed the real state of the nation in a dress.The white katsa (cloth used for flour sacks) Filipiniana gown is accentuated with wooden beads and handpainted golden image of Gloria Macagapal Arroyo weaving an embroidery of Constituent Assembly (Con-Ass) while the people below her are strangled by its thread.
This image, handpainted by social realism artist Boy Dominguez, depicts the reality of Arroyo's unrelenting efforts for term extension through Con-Ass being pushed by her allies in the House of Representatives. Moreover, it shows both the suffering and resistance of the Filipino people to these schemes.
Consistent with her trademark of creatively showcasing protests and indignation, like the dress matched with alampay (shawl) with an anti-war message she wore during the 2003 visit of US President George Bush, Maza is now donning this katsa gown to portray her opposition to the Con-ass. ### Click the images below for bigger versions: