Friday, May 29, 2009

Hayden Kho and A(H1N1)

There are only two headlines alternating broadsheets these days: Hayden Kho's sex scandal Katrina Halili and The increasing number of infected Filipinos of the deadly A(H1N1) Virus, also known as the Swine Flu.

These issues have somwthing in common: Both Hayden's Sex Scandals and the Virus spread quickly and in multiple proportions! The former in your favorite pirated video store, the latter via liquid transmission.

Both the virus and the scandal are dangerously contagious, and both destroy: The virus destroys the body immune system, while the scandal destroys the the Filipino psyche.

The casualties of these two issues have also been bad: The virus has reported almost a hundred deaths worldwide, with the Philippines reporting around 14 infected. The scandal has brought out the worst of the Senators involved in the investigation, it brought out how sorry we are for electing them for Senate. The scandal also delayed a number more important, more relevant investigations and bills.

These are the primary reasons why both issues are strong contenders in next few days' headlines. :) God help us...

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