Saturday, February 04, 2006

stampede

54 to 66 deaths in a stampede in the ULTRA stadium in Pasig this morning. Apparently, thousands of people lined up for days to participate in a Wowowee draw. According to some reports, someone shouted “bomb” and the people scattered in all directions.

Whatever was the cause of the stampede, what’s alarming is that when you read the reports, what immediately becomes obvious are the words, “lined up for two days,” and the figures: 30,000 people. And that, as we’ll all admit, is just the tip of the iceberg.

Read the newspapers; Arroyo is all over the place, bragging about the appreciation of the Peso. Something I can’t quite appreciate. Nor will others, I bet. Especially since prices have been rising. And, as you can see, people are risking life and limb to get some dole outs, even if they have to wait in line for two days.

Meanwhile, if you take a look at the Daily Tribune, you’ll find that there are still some questions that this administration needs to answer, such as, What happened to the P700million fertilizer funds that went AWOL on the eve of the elections; and all those bugging questions about the elections; and the bugggings during the elections! Migod. It’s like we’re all being transformed into playthings and pawns and ways to get rich and powerful easy. It’s not easy; it’s not easy to be such a poor country, with poor people. I don’t know how to make those in power understand.

Is that the nature of power? Mind the clichés. We’d better get rid of those seats in Malacanang. They have some sort of mind… control power over those sitting on them. They become greedy.

9 Comments:

Blogger Dominique said...

Hi, Oli. So sad, really. I appreciate your view of the absurdity of it all. I also posted my own comments at http://villageidiotsavant.blogspot.com/2006/02/bread-and-circuses.html

11:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hello there!
Many interesting information.
We enjoyed visiting your website very much. Here a lot of helpful information.
Also visit my sites:
http://onlinecasinos-online.blogspot.com/ online casinos
http://onlinecasinos-here.blogspot.com/ onlinecasinos
http://craps-onl.blogspot.com/ craps
http://gambling-online-s.blogspot.com/ gambling online
http://ws-poker.blogspot.com/ world series of poker
Buy!

3:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cool blog, interesting information... Keep it UP Adipex phentermine diet pill safe 1986 acura integra rs Moving companies in huntersville nc 1976 buick park avenue Xxx verry small tits Dealing with sports adversity among coaches Four bay in ca capsule ionamin Financial data planning shaved woman with strapon dicks Interantional bypass voip Nude black lingerie models hot la spa tub 1985 lamborghini countach info free dating site affiliates programs Mens cooltan swimsuit Famous toons sex star wars chevy car dvd keno zufallszahlen online simulieren

7:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keep up the good work http://www.national-office-furniture.info/Low-back-pain-relief.html Suzuki outaouais government online payment pay cingular bill on net Toyota rav4 floor mats Ice nugget makers home free online sample bill of sale form limpieza para sexo anal Apprentiship affiliate programs Buy ionamin brain dead woman dies after birth

2:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's a great story. Waiting for more. Colorado + becoming an interior designer Cheap company design website http://www.adipex-ionamin-phentermine.info Beefy gays Incorporating play and literacy Truths about teeth whitening http://www.interiordesignschoolinillinois.info cisco wireless ip phone data recovery

1:28 AM  
Blogger ninest123 said...

jordan shoes, replica watches, oakley sunglasses, longchamp outlet, burberry, tory burch outlet, oakley sunglasses, cheap oakley sunglasses, louis vuitton, louboutin, ray ban sunglasses, nike air max, oakley sunglasses, christian louboutin outlet, uggs on sale, louboutin pas cher, nike outlet, ray ban sunglasses, gucci outlet, louis vuitton outlet, prada handbags, chanel handbags, kate spade outlet, prada outlet, louis vuitton outlet, ralph lauren pas cher, replica watches, longchamp, longchamp outlet, ray ban sunglasses, oakley sunglasses, air jordan pas cher, air max, nike free, nike air max, tiffany jewelry, tiffany and co, polo ralph lauren outlet, louis vuitton, nike roshe run, louboutin outlet, polo ralph lauren outlet, sac longchamp, michael kors, louis vuitton, nike free, longchamp pas cher, ugg boots, ugg boots, louboutin shoes

8:22 AM  
Blogger ninest123 said...

north face, nike roshe, hogan, replica handbags, michael kors outlet, abercrombie and fitch, new balance pas cher, vanessa bruno, ugg boots, nike free run uk, kate spade handbags, michael kors, true religion jeans, nike air max, coach outlet, timberland, michael kors, mulberry, true religion jeans, vans pas cher, true religion jeans, hermes, ray ban uk, ugg boots, lacoste pas cher, tn pas cher, michael kors, sac guess, north face, oakley pas cher, hollister, nike air max, michael kors outlet, hollister pas cher, ray ban pas cher, ralph lauren uk, michael kors outlet, true religion outlet, burberry, lululemon, air force, nike air max, michael kors outlet, converse pas cher, nike blazer, coach purses, coach outlet, michael kors, michael kors outlet, burberry outlet online

8:25 AM  
Blogger ninest123 said...

iphone cases, louboutin, soccer jerseys, valentino shoes, asics running shoes, new balance, celine handbags, chi flat iron, wedding dresses, ghd, beats by dre, soccer shoes, baseball bats, mont blanc, nike air max, timberland boots, hollister, nike roshe, ferragamo shoes, lancel, birkin bag, longchamp, converse outlet, jimmy choo shoes, nike air max, north face outlet, herve leger, mac cosmetics, abercrombie and fitch, ray ban, lululemon, gucci, hollister, vans shoes, nike trainers, oakley, hollister, bottega veneta, insanity workout, instyler, mcm handbags, north face outlet, reebok shoes, p90x workout, babyliss, vans, nike huarache, ralph lauren, nfl jerseys, converse

8:28 AM  
Blogger ninest123 said...

louis vuitton, links of london, replica watches, moncler outlet, coach outlet, canada goose, moncler, moncler, louis vuitton, juicy couture outlet, swarovski crystal, ugg boots uk, pandora jewelry, doudoune canada goose, wedding dresses, canada goose uk, canada goose, canada goose outlet, sac louis vuitton pas cher, bottes ugg, thomas sabo, juicy couture outlet, ugg pas cher, moncler, pandora charms, marc jacobs, pandora jewelry, moncler, canada goose outlet, montre pas cher, karen millen, hollister, louis vuitton, louis vuitton, canada goose, toms shoes, ugg,uggs,uggs canada, supra shoes, moncler, moncler, ugg,ugg australia,ugg italia, canada goose, moncler, swarovski, pandora charms

8:35 AM  

Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home