I woke up this morning to the angry voice of the am radio news caster of DZXL RMN-Manila. He was so angry that President Gloria Arroyo was out of the country on the day that typhoon Frank hit the Philippines with very strong winds and rains. He ranted that while the Filipino people are suffering, Pres. Arroyo was out talking to "Uncle Sam", as he said.
Sheesh, he's such a pain in the ear. Imagine waking up to his close mindedness. It's not like the president could have foreseen that the damage would be that bad. How was she to know that a ship will still sail despite the bad weather. It's not like she intentionally left the country to avoid the typhoon. Meetings with heads of countries are scheduled waaaaay ahead of the target date. Besides, even if she wanted to come back immediately to the Philippines, she can't 'cause airports are closed and even if she has a special landing strip; the risk to her life is so great. If she dies trying to get back in the Philippines, I am 90% sure there will be anarchy as every politician would like to take control of the position. The president has an enough number of subordinates to man the country. She isn't a god to stop the winds from howling. And let's be thankful she isn't.
If a Face Could Launch a Thousand Ships
I really dont know why the MV Princess of the Stars of Sulpicio Lines still set sail. Super Ferry and Negros Navigation cancelled theirs, A warning that the weather is bound to turn from bad to worst. But still, they sailed. And i really don't know why those who got ther trips postponed due to bad weather still wanted to get to their destinations. Sure they might be in a hurry, but why hurry if you are risking your life?
From TV, We saw that the ship sank near land. The reason people probably drowned was because of fear of the huge waves. and of course the deep water. But still, if you werent REEEAAAALLY panicking, you could have reached land by floating.
Raining like Cat and Dogs
It's raining cat's and dogs at Sulipcio Lines. All the people clamoring for information and some even tongue lashing at the staff..
Both parties should understand the standing of each one. Sulpicio Lines should understand that the families of those who boarded their ship is so damn worried and hoping to find their loved ones, and not talking to them makes them even more worried.
The families, on the other hand should understand that getting their desired information takes time to retrieve, verify and collate.
God is Good
Though the calamity had a very bad effect, we should atleast be thankful that casualties aren't as large and devastating as China's.
Now let us join our hands and pray for the safety of the unfound survivors, the recovering survivors, the families of the departed. Let us pray for our country. That God embrace and protect us more.