Saturday, August 09, 2008

Scarier and Scarier

Latest Phil. Kidnapping syndicate: victim's internal organs
Note: forwarded message attached.

Pakikalat na lang. Napakahalaga po ng e-mail na ito I didn't believe this
story until last weekend, when I went home to Pampanga, my mom told me this news. One of our neighbors witnessed the funeral. There is a grade 6 student near our barangay, who was missing for 2 days. There are posters of his picture everywhere.. . after how many days, the body was found with missing eyes and kidney... a Php20,000 was inserted on his body with a note 'PAKI LIBING NA LANG...'

Hindi lang white van ang gamit nila ngayon may green, black at maroon. Me look-out nakamotor pag me nakitang bata tinatawag doon sa kasama na nasa Van, take note may kasama na silang doktor na nag-aalis ng organ.

Even sa mga subdivision nakapasok na rin sila kaya inform nyo sa Guard nyo. Sa amin sa Dasma kahapon grabe dami ng Pulis at Barangay sa Gate Red Alert kasi may 3 batang nakuha around Dasmarinas, Cavite . May 1 nakaburol sa AREA-H2 walang mata at Internal Organ with 70,000 na pera. Even yung Elem. School sa tapat ng subd. namin di na muna pinapasok yung mga bata kahapon grabe nakakatakot po. Sa Manggahan Trece Cavite, mag-ina magkasama pilit na kinuha yung bata, lumaban yung nanay, ayun binugbog tapos nadala yung bata last week nakita yung bata sa Paliparan patay na din wala ng organ at mata. Meron ngang skecth nuong isang kasama nakapost na din duon sa Gate ng subd namin.
This morning in Kawit Cavite 2 bata, nawawla at sa Quezon 3 year old na
batang babae nakita patay walang heart at kidney.
News: World
Kidnapping in Southern Luzon , Victim's Internal Organs Missing by Jean Stuart March 09, 2008

Kidnapping is rampant nowadays. Kidnappers usually asked ransom money from the parents of their victims. But lately, I was disturbed of the
news about the kidnap victims whose internal organs were missing after
they were found.
In Ibaan, Batangas four children were abducted. One of them was found
with the pair of eyes missing and with Php 30,000 pesos on his/her
mouth. Three were found with missing internal organs. There was also
report in Tanauan, Batangas with a missing heart and Php 8,000 pesos on the hole of the victim's chest. It's really creepy.
Lately, there have been reports that the kidnappings is not only happening in Batangas. There were also similar incidents in Cavite and Laguna. Last Wednesday, March 5, my friend told me that there was a third year high school student (from a school in San Pedro, Laguna) was abducted on her way home. I still haven't heard about what happened to the victim.
I heard that a syndicate is behind this kidnapping and they are selling the organs to the black market. Text messages and email messages has been circulating saying that a white van with plate no. VMM 507 is said to
be the kidnappers van. In our place the cartographic sketch of the kidnapper and the plate no. of the vehicle used by the kidnapper were
posted everywhere.
Residents in our area in Laguna were already afraid. Students going to
school were now accompanied by their parents and yayas. It has been
reported that the kidnappers where luring children going to and from
Our school management even released a letter to parents to watch for their children when going to school and while playing.
Kindly include them in your prayer. Thanks a lot!

Archdiocese of San Francisco
Pakikalat na lang. Napakahalaga po ng e-mail na ito.

Friday, August 08, 2008

Taxing Commutes

T*nginang mga taxi drivers na yan talaga.

Today i was able to meet the bad and the worst of taxi drivers in a day filled to the brim with commute madness. Suffice to say that i have had very little sleep before this, thus not enough patience to deal with people at this point --- and yes, this was further fueled by the insipid and annoying drivers who "charmed" me with their witless antics on the road.

Take driver number one: I took a cab to visit my friend at the hospital in Mandaluyong. Mamang driver maneuvers his way through Makati traffic with ease, confidently telling me he knew where that hospital in Mandaluyong is. It's partly my fault --- i wasn't familiar with the area --- so i took his word. We travelled quite a distance when he dropped me oh so quickly by a side of the building telling me this was it. I paused and asked him to wait while i talk to the security guard, but feeling nice since he was nice, gave him the payment (plus tip!). It wasn't even 10 seconds when he zipped away from the curb, leaving me stranded in godknowswhere, Mandaluyong (it turned out ot be a different hospital).

Driver number two was only too happy to pick me up, then fuming out loud at the audacity of driver #1. He asked for directions and i, equipped with broken text messages from my friend, told him to take the underpass and make a left to get back to EDSA. Not only did he take this opportunity to jam us right into a traffic packed area (which stalled us for 20 mins or so), he decided to take the "long scenic route" going through the malls and telling me "bawal kasi dumaan dyan" when we both knew that it wasn't so. F*ckin' 45 mins it took for us to cross EDSA. 45mins!

Driver number Three, whose plate number TWH 944 is forever embedded in my head now is a scum of the earth manloloko who forces his passengers to pay his "flat rate" or else get knocked out of the cab. His meter was working but what did he care? He just wanted his money. He nearly cut my hand off swerving away from the curb after i got out---i barely had enought time to close the door before he sped away! PEOPLE, if you see this cab, DO NOT take it --- he will not only leave you stranded if you don't agree to his demands, he may take your hand or limbs with him!

As much as i would like to be sympathetic to taxi drivers (driving through the streets of Manila isn't easy, i know), having experiencing such bad treatment from these drivers make me less so. How can you complain about people trampling on you and your profession when you can't even be courteous or nice enough to deliver honest services?!??

Take action! Text or call the LTFRB (tel. No. 9257191, cellphone 09214487777) with your bad driver's plate number and/or cab name and why they suck!

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