Not a pretty sight


We can’t blame the Chinese for being pissed at us.

They are sad and angry at the botched hostage drama they are mourning at this point. If we Filipinos who watched the debacle were shocked and appalled at the circumstances we saw, then what about them?

Rolando Mendoza left the world, particularly the Philippines, with a lot of explaining to do.

He also left us with a couple of heartless peons.


Who can we blame? Seriously, it sucks that we have to resort to finger-poking but where can we point our fingers? The city officials can’t be blamed, the police officials can’t be blamed, and hell, even the hostage taker has an alibi for doing such acts of evil. Why? Because they are assuming someone else would think about it. Sheesh... they are called leaders?

Let’s admit that the officials were babying the situation. It shouldn’t have been this way but if we thought this incident was important from the get-go, then this wouldn’t have happened. One thing I learned from my stay in school is that a leader should be ready to point a finger to himself when there’s a blunder.

But where can we cast our fingers when there are apparently no leaders to begin with???

Jackie Chan wrote in his Twitter account about the incident. People in Hong Kong are pissed as hell at the events that took place but Chan is optimistic that this will serve as a wake up call for the Philippine police to get their act together.

“HK is a nation built by a lot of different people…don’t worry! We do not hate!”

“If they killed the guy sooner, they will say why not negotiate first? If they negotiate first, they ask why not kill the guy sooner? So sad.”

“This kind of things always happens around the world. It happens to HK’s people. The whole HK is talking about it. It’s really sad.”


However flak BOMBARDED Chan’s comments! I thought what Chan said was okay but I guess we need to be on the other side of the map to find what’s cool with them and what’s not.

But dammit, what have we been doing since?

I found myself browsing to a certain HK-based website and it had these photos of our police officers taking pictures of the bus as if they are tourists! If you think this is the only website that rants against us then you’ll be surprised at how wonderful our nation is in the blogosphere right now! In the news it was reported that some Hong Kong guy from their customs returned Senator Jinggoy Estrada’s passport with angst and the most definite reason is because they are still fuming over the incident!

I say… WHAT THE FUCK! Just because your cellphones have cameras in them doesn’t mean it automatically gives you the right to shoot cameras at crime scenes!

I admit that I push boundaries when I write something in my blog. It’s my journalistic pulse kicking in. But even I have boundaries. Grief for one is one of my no-no’s. Criminal acts are another. If a man and woman photograph themselves in a room… it is instinctive for a person to think they are in the man’s room or the chick’s room… or a hotel room.

Posting a profile pic in Facebook is more dangerous than writing a blog because blogs are explained through words and pictures are more often than not, explained through perceptions.

So imagine these happy police officers sharing a group pic in front of a bus drenched with bullets and blood???

And worse of all, I saw this pic. This is a picture of a bunch of high schoolers that should be responsible for their actions visiting Quirino Grandstand and posing for pictures for their Facebook accounts as if they are a bunch of gasp… tourists!


Did a lot of people “like” this?

Did a lot of people “tagged” your pic?

Perhaps because WHY ON EARTH WOULD IT REACH BLOGGERS FROM THE FAR EAST AND THEN PLACE IT IN THEIR BLOGS!?!?!

Why the fuck are these kids near a crime scene?

What are these people doing and why are they obstructing the location of a massacre?

YOUR REPUTATIONS ARE TARNISHED AS IT IS!

DAMMIT FOR THE LOVE OF YOU COUNTRY, DO YOUR JOBS RIGHT!!!

GAME OVER!

0 Comments:

Post a Comment