I sympathize with people who have lost their family due to the stampede in Ultra last Saturday.
We were on our way to L's house that day and as soon as Bomb sat down in the car, she told us to turn on the radio. It's quite saddening to hear how many people died just to get into Ultra. However, I really can't quite understand why the need for a fact finding committee. Does the government have enough money to fund these?
In one interview, they asked a woman, why she was still hanging around. And she said that she was still there because she wanted to get in. She doesn't have money for the ride back home. I found that funny. She had money to go to Ultra, but no money to go back home. What if she wasn't one of the lucky ones who gets money, how will she go home?
Why do they have to give away money so easily that people are now thinking that this is the easiest way to get money. Some people have camped out since Monday just to get in. Why did they while their way sitting there doing nothing and not looking for jobs? I know that its hard to get jobs in the Philippines, but I'm sure you won't find jobs while sitting and waiting for Saturday to come.
The problem I think is that people want to hit the big jackpot. Money does not grow on trees, and even if they do grow on trees, you need to be hardworking enough to harvest them. Unless you'll do a Juan Tamad. Why does everything have to be one time big time? I remember my mom saying that when money is not hard earned, it's usually easy to spend.
Maybe next time instead of giving away millions, they give away jobs. Let's just see if people will still line up for that.
DA GANDA blogged @ 2/05/2006 04:15:00 PM