Just in case you haven’t heard about it yet, there’s a massive protest planned on Monday called the One Million March and it will take place in Quirino Grandstand in Manila. It’s a protest against the crazy abuses we’ve seen by politicians of the Pork Barrel system which has cost the Filipino people billions of pesos. We’ll be there not to cover the event but to be one with the people there for the protest.
Having said that, just in case you’re going also (which we recommend that you do), we put together a list of what we think you should be bringing with you. Note that you don’t have to bring all 10 things in our list, hehe.
Pacsafe Venturesafe 300 GII (Php4,490)
The Pacsafe Venturesafe 300 GII doesn’t only look good and subtle, it’s also very durable and has a lot of anti-theft features. In massive gatherings like rallies, there will be bad elements roaming about like pickpockets. The Pacsafe Venturesafe 300 GII’s exomesh technology will protect you against slashers (thieves who slash your bag to get your stuff). The bag’s zipper lock will also protect you against normal thieves.
In this bag you can put your water bottle, umbrella, extra clothes, snacks, and other peripherals.
ibattz Mobile Battstation Tough Pro (Php3,500)
You’ll probably be at the rally for hours so we suggest you bring a mobile power charger with you. One of the best that we’ve reviewed is the ibattz Mobile Battstation Tough Pro. It has 12,000mAh reserve battery power. That can literally charge your iPhone 4-5x. It also has a rubber case so that it can survive being tossed around in your bag or if ever it slips and falls to the ground.
Samurai Sword Handle Umbrella (Php495)
There’s a slight chance it will rain on Monday. Be sure to bring an umbrella. If you want to announce to the world that you’re a geek, this is the best way to do so. Hehe.
SMART LTE Pocket WiFi
Just in case you’re going to be tweeting or posting on Facebook and Instagram, you might want to have the Smart LTE Pocket WiFi with you so that you have fast upload and download speeds. Last time we checked there should be LTE signal in Quirino grandstand. Btw, if ever you find someone cute this might be a good way to break the ice so you can meet them, hehe. Offer your wifi password to get a conversation going.
Otterbox Cases for your Smartphones
We highly recommend that if you’re going to be bringing your smartphones to the event that you protect it with decent cases. There might be times you drop it, it gets bumped, or it gets splashed with water from the rain. Good sturdy all-around cases the Otterbox can help protect and secure your device.
Pacsafe Metro Safe 200 (Php3,500+)
The Pacsafe Metro Safe 200 is another excellent bag from Pacsafe at a more affordable price. It has the same features as the other Pacsafe bag we mentioned earlier and it’s also more compact and slightly smaller. However as you’ll see in our review below you can stuff this with so many things including your water bottle, umbrella, and even snacks!
Canon Powershot Camera (Php14,000+)
Having an SLR on Monday might be too big of a risk since it might get damaged or stolen. It’s also going to be difficult to keep on bringing it out throughout the afternoon. An alternative would be is to just bring a nice point-and-shoot compact camera like the Canon Powershot S110. This camera takes amazing photos and it’s also very easy to just whip out due to its size.
Other than the Canon Powershot, there are a lot of other point-and-shoots that are below Php10,000. Check out Widget City’s selection of cameras here.
Coloud Pop Earphones (Php950)
Sturdy. Stylish. A bit weather resistant. And it sounds good. It also sells for only Php950 and it sounds much better than the Apple EarPods.
Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom (Php20,000+)
The all-in-one rally device. It’s your phone and it’s your camera. It’s your Instagram machine. Just make sure you bring a power bank since the battery on this thing runs out pretty fast especially if you’re going to take video.
Presence of Mind (FREE)
This is the most important thing you have to bring — presence of mind. Don’t be dumb and keep on bringing out your iPhone 5 for everyone to see. Don’t assume that everyone there has good intentions and that you can just relax and leave your stuff all over the place. Be cautious, wary, and conscious of your surroundings. While it’s a rally for a good cause, no one has control over who goes. Be wise with what you bring, who you talk to, and keep your stuff close to you at all times. In short — don’t be stupid.
Best thing this is the most affordable thing in our list coz it’s free. 😛
See you guys on Monday!