By now, the world would have probably heard about the deadly hostage drama here in Manila that killed more than five hostages onboard (as of 10:26PM, Monday, Manila time).
While I am typing these, I am reading the local netizens reactions to the hostage situation which ended into a tragic stand-off. While these same people are my friends over Facebook, I couldn’t help but feel pissed off on the messages I read. A lot of my friends were railing on how much the police force of this country are made up of morons who don’t know shit about law enforcement. A few were suggesting that the Philippine law enforcement team enroll under Evelyn Salt and Jack Bauer for training. Others were just so cool that they are very quick to judge this country as going to the dogs–that we are a country of losers, that there is no hope for the Philippines.
Oh wow, this is the exact moment that I pray that I will not lose patience and start unfriending people based on the merit of these morons pissing me off with their baseless and brainless comments. I have already began clicking the”hide” button because I simply cannot, for the life of me, understand the kind of brain that these people possess.
They say that the Filipinos possess a sense of humor that sometimes defy logic and at times, even tragedy. But what happened earlier is not something which can be summarized in 220 words punctuated with words like “The Philippine tourism is dead–we’re a nation of losers”.
I am sorry–BUT YOU ARE THE LOSER HERE. I am not a loser, my country is not a nation of losers. A single incident, no matter how unfortunate, cannot define who my country is. What happened earlier is a tragedy, an accident no matter how unfortunate can happen in any part of the world, but sadly took place in the Philippines. Well, if you do insist on the loser status, better stick it in YOUR forehead and leave my country ALONE.
As I type this, Hong Kong (where all the victims came from) has announced a travel ban against the Philippines. I hope you shitheads still find this funny.
The question now is what happens after? How do we rise against this tragedy?