Reality Bites

once again i’m reminded of the helpless situation we’re in that need not be once we quickly recover from that cultural sickness of ours called filipino time. somebody please come up  with creative and even drastic solutions!

it’s happy father’s day (sunday, june 17, 2012 ) and i woke up to this disheartening yahoo! news released by afp news ( http://ph.news.yahoo.com/6-1-quake-hits-off-southwest-philippines-usgs-232050376.html ) :

6.1 quake hits off northwest Philippines: USGS

A 6.1-magnitude earthquake jolted the sea area off the Philippine island of Luzon early Sunday, US seismologists said.

The US Geological Survey said the quake had a depth of 35 kilometres (22 miles) and hit at 6:19 am (2219 GMT Saturday) some 143 kilometres southwest of the city of Baguio and 181 kilometres northwest of the capital Manila.

The Philippines sits on the Pacific Ring of Fire — a belt around the Pacific Ocean dotted by active volcanoes and unstable ocean trenches.

In February, a 6.7-magnitude earthquake in the central Philippines triggered landslides that left over a hundred people dead or missing.

One fault line runs directly under Manila, a metropolis of more than 12 million people, and government seismologists have warned the city is unprepared for a major quake.

this last paragraph is enough to puncture a hole and leave a sinking feeling inside one’s chest. thereafter it should jolt anyone to conscious, raving urgency. what now, pinoy?! any bright ideas?

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