Saturday, February 18, 2006

...and just like that...

Over 3,000 of my countrymen are swallowed up into the earth. I don't know what to say, except that I am very sad.

I wish my surviving countrymen would learn sadness, too, and maybe out of that sadness will rise compassion.

Update: Visit your local parish or Red Cross office to see how you can help. See mlq3's blog for more information.


  1. First the Ultra Stampede fiasco. And now this....

  2. from sadness to compassion... to anticipating disasters-in-the-making to learning from what has happened in the past to voting for politicians who will do the right thing for the people? maybe someday. it's really sad.

  3. True enough, Von. But already we know how this will end: finger-pointing, pledges to ban illegal logging, "I will resign if the president asks me to", congressional inquiry, senate inquiry, and then....what was that again? Leyte? What Leyte?

    Breaks my heart.

  4. hi dom,

    i just hope our government and of course most of us would learn lessons from this disaster.

    do you know that the people who have perished were supposed to be in the evacuation centers but they returned to their homes because the rains stopped? sometimes, we have to blame our hard headedness :-(

    raul h.

  5. 2nd tragedy in as many weeks. I can agree that whatever "official" inquiry that will happen after this will probably not amount to anything.

    No lessons learned from the last Leyte landslide at all, I see.

  6. Hi, CB: yes, we Filipinos think we're invincible.

    Chaz: I just wish our government people could get a little more class, you know?