Friday, November 16, 2007

Suicides and Explosions

What's with the alignment of the stars lately, that what we hear in the radio and TV are news that report one of two things: a suicide and an explosion?!

Just last week, we read and heard about the explosion in a subdivision in Bacoor, Cavite, just a few weeks after the dreaded Glorietta accident. Just last Tuesday, a suspected bomb exploded just in the foot of one of the most prominent seats of power, the Batasang Pambansa, killing Rep. Wahab Akbar and 3 others, and injuring 8 people including Reps. Luzviminda Ilagan and Henry Pryde Teves.

Meanwhile, after the Marianeth Amper suicide, two other students were reported to have suicide due to despair and poverty. Also, among others, a farmer in Butuan City, took his own life due to extreme poverty, while a Japanese businessman was found dead. Another man allegedly jumped in the 4th floor of Trinoma mall, killing himself and injuring the person he fell on.

As for the bombings, I really hope these are not intertwined and their cases are all isolated. As for the series of suicides, hopefully the "Tipping Point" concept of suicide has not yet arrived in the country...

I hope we'll never forget that we are Filipinos, fun-loving, hospitable, caring. We are never a brutal race by nature. Let us not let colonial mentality overrule this trait...

Happy thoughts naman diyan!!! Manood na lang tayo lahat ng Marimar para masaya lahat.

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