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He should be in for life

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Farmer faces 12 years jail for shooting, eating Philippine eagle

Not to mention there is a fine of P1 Million pesos for doing so. I wouldn’t even call him a farmer since he poached on an endangered animal.

Stupid as well. He didn’t know what it looked like and he’s 22 years old!?!?! Living on a farm nonetheless. He buried the transmitter affixed to the eagle on his property. Did he think he could get away with murder?!? He and his friends should be charged of the same crime as well.

I doubt that he pay the million peso fine for the crime he committed. He then should be kept behind bars for life. It would interesting in jail like the conversation would go, “I killed five people and robbed a bank. What are you in here for?” He would reply, “I killed a bird.”

Pathetic.

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Written by pinoypatrol

July 23, 2008 at 2:37 pm

Posted in environment, Philippines, rants

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Photographers should stand up for their rights

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A abs-cbnNEWS.com photographer questioned by Ombudsman security

In other related news other than oil prices and the President’s State of the Nation address on Monday, a photographer for a magazine and news website was harassed by security at the Office of the Ombudsman for taking pictures of Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez at a flag raising ceremony of the office which is held every Monday.

Editor in Chief Maritess Vitug is right in calling the attention of the Ombudsman security in harassing a photographer and worse yet in a public place where a public event is being held.

Why is this wrong? Do they have something to hide there? Click on the link which leads to the abs-cbnnews.com website above to see the picture. She should’ve put on some make up before stepping into public looking like that.

Had this been a TV crew would they have acted differently? It was clear that the photographer had clearly identified himself as a photojournalist. If they have a problem on how the photographer conducted himself, the complainant should have just sent a letter to his employers about it.

Interesting to see government offices acting like they were in the mob. Someone’s been watching too many organized crime movies.

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July 23, 2008 at 2:11 pm

Diesel vehicles are no longer spared

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Diesel pump prices to go up 3 pesos per liter

Apparently the oil companies have caught on. Since oil prices have been rising every week, Filipinos have turned to diesel engines since they have always been cheaper at the pump. But starting this weekend, the prices will rise up by 3 pesos which brings it closer to regular unleaded gasoline.

Unleaded will go up by P1.00 to once again break the P60 mark to P60.57. This brings the price of Manila gasoline beyond the $5.00 mark once again.

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July 18, 2008 at 2:39 pm

Posted in driving, Gas, Philippines

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What if I shot you, dressed you and ate you?

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Farmer arrested for killing, eating rare Philippines eagle: officials

This just infuriates me. The question is what is going to happen to the poacher? I wouldn’t even want to call him a farmer since he’s supposed to be farming things and not poaching and hunting things for food?!?!

Punishment should be harsh. They just deprived the future another Philippine eagle.

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July 18, 2008 at 2:25 pm

How much can this city hold?

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2.6M more Metro folk by 2020 — ADB

According to the Asian Development Bank, Metro Manila will add 2.6 million more to it’s population by the year 2020. The cities part of Metro Manila are not even ready for the 10 million already living here. What more by 2020?

I would like to think that some cities are in fact trying to cope with this. But at the current rate, it’s still not enough. There’s no real mass transportation. I’m sorry but adding more jeeps, tricycles and buses isn’t the solution. Increasing these moving chicanes further increase congestion and pollution. Water supply is only being tolerable now. Where are we going to get that much water for 2 million more? Electricity is another problem. Isn’t anyone going green anytime soon? And of course there’s a lot of garbage to handle. The cities already don’t know where to put it and the surrounding provinces don’t want it. Very few households are segregating garbage and our entire sewage system is untreated.

Unless the people and government take care of this soon, I don’t think that Metro Manila would even be a livable place in 2020.

Written by pinoypatrol

July 7, 2008 at 9:46 am

Nothing

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These are the days I like to see happen everyday. Not much to rant about the Philippines until tomorrow or Friday when gas prices are going up again. If this country was actually working I wouldn’t have this blog at all.

Sigh. Let’s just hope this lasts for a while.

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July 2, 2008 at 9:10 am

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It’s about time

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Nearly half of LTO enforcers suspended, grounded

How do you expect people to follow road rules when traffic enforcers aren’t enforcing the laws? Everyday, traffic officials are involved in some form or corruption or another. This has led to many unlicensed public vehicles roaming the streets of Manila leading to further congestion of the streets. Stealing away passengers from duly licensed ones.

More vehicles on the street means more traffic and pollution. Not to mention increasing the number of people who don’t know how to drive on the streets. It’s already bad enough that you can get a driver’s license without ever taking the test. What’s worse is that they’re on the roads endangering the lives of many.

These officials fail to realize that when you give someone incompetent a driver’s license and put them behind the wheel of a truck, bus or any other public vehicle, they are putting lives in danger. It’s not enough that they’re just trying to make a living or earning a buck. That won’t be enough to pay for any damages they inflict while working.

I cheer LTO Chief Alberto Suansing. Keep it up. Rid our streets of incompetent drivers and traffic enforcers. Impose order on our streets and we will all save time and energy in the long run.

Written by pinoypatrol

June 30, 2008 at 7:59 am