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Untimely, unfortunate
Monday. 2.6.06 10:46 am
I'm currently at work and I just had to write about what I was just talking to my co-worker about. The Whole Wowowee stampede was very thought provoking. It makes me wonder, "just how disadvantaged are Filipinos in the Philippines that they are willing to wait in line for days only to be trampled and die in the process?"
What hurts me even more is not how but WHO was killed. From the reports I've read and the specials I've seen on TFC and GMA, it seems that an overwhelming majority of those slain were elderly women. That just breaks my heart. I'm assuming they were there to maybe get a chance at winning some goods or money not just for themselves, but for their families as well. I don't know what caused the mad rush, but whatever the reason was, I feel it could have been prevented.


Maybe it was disorganization on the part of the organizers (ABS-CBN or whoever it may be) or maybe it was just by chance, but seriously. This just comes to show how desperate some people are in the Philippines to get a little something for themselves. How unfortunate are the majority of the population really?


From the looks of this, pretty damn desperate.


Unity is what needed, not more disparity. But until the Philippines realizes this as a whole, and I'm talking about the people, then there will always be tribulations upon tribulations that will continue to hinder the otherwise thriving Philippine archipelago.
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