Monday, June 24, 2013
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Young boys sniffing what appears to be solvents, prey on cars and jeeps that stop at the intersection of Tomas Morato and E Rodriguez Avenue in New Manila, Quezon City.They harass the passengers, rudely asking for money. And when they don't get what they want, they hurl insults and even throw stones at the vehicles when the light turns green. And this happens in plain sight of the traffic enforcers who man the intersection. Who are too busy mulcting motorists.
Friday, September 21, 2012
Spotted this service van of Barangay Kristong Hari, Quezon City, with plate number SKE 153, beating the red light at the intersection of Hemady Street and E. Rodriguez Avenue.
Shame on you, Mr. Barangay Official. I assume of course, that the driver was a barangay official on official business because after all, it is the property of the barangay and is not for personal use.
And to think the words "Barangay Service" are emblazoned on the van. Together with a local politician's name which only happens to have B.S. as initials.
BS indeed! The least service you can do to your barangay constituents is follow simple traffic rules!
Monday, June 18, 2012
Saturday, October 8, 2011
The mood was colorful. Kids playfully mimicked the march of the honor guard. The horse carriages and wheeled trains took smiling guests around the park. Vendors vibrantly peddled all sorts of goods, from balloons, to hats to photography services. It was fun, it was festive.
But there was one big eyesore: The Luneta Park Tourist Police. There were about a dozen of them. And they were all huddled in and around their outpost, chatting, texting, sleeping and even getting a massage!
Thursday, October 6, 2011
It was the senator who not too long ago was released from military detention for his coup de etat attempts.
It was not a pleasant sight. Not that the senator was pushing his weight around. He didn't have to. His entourage took care of that. By their sheer size and number.
Was this his security detail? His friends? Or his fellow co-conspirators who were expelled from the military for what they did?
I was never a fan of this senator or of the military group he represented, Though I sympathized with their cause, I never agreed with the way they took the law in their own hands. No matter what, the end does not justify the means.
And as I left the coffee shop I spotted four more security men outside. It looked very much like a war zone.
How ironic. The man who spent so many years under strict guard now moves around with his own phalanx of men.