Dolphin phenomenon

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Photo credit: Philstar.com

Have you seen in the news last night those more than 300 melon-headed dolphins which swam in to shallow waters off Pilar town in Bataan yesterday? Phenomenal! Who would’ve thought something like this will happen? However the rescuers drove them away, the dolphins kept coming back until finally they were driven to the deeper part of the waters.

I have heard different reactions to this phenomenon. But the one that got my attention was from my sister who is superstitious… this may be a sign that a big catastrophe will happen. Like an earthquake or a tsunami. Could be. Remember the tsunami that killed a lot of people in Asia a few years back?

And consider this comment from Dr. Mundita Lim, director of the Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau (PAWB) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).

“Here in our country, there were times when dolphins beach or get stranded, but only one or two dolphins – not like this, more than a hundred. So, this is unusual and we really have to know what caused them to go near the shore.”

Let’s pray that nothing bad will happen or that there is a reason why the dolphins got stranded in Bataan.

Proposal Rock tragedy

My sister and I always watch The Inside Edition. This afternoon, there was a report about an American who was supposed to propose to his girlfriend when she was suddenly swept away by big waves.

American, Scott Napper, took his Filipina girlfriend, Leafil Alforque, to Proposal Rock near Neskowin Beach in Oregon to pop the question. It was supposed to be a romantic moment for the two. Napper was preparing to propose and present his ring to Alforque when all of a sudden a big wave came crashing towards them. The last time Napper saw his girlfriend, she was being swept away by the waves.

This is just so sad. Alforque’s body has not yet been found. Let’s all pray for her soul and those that she left behind.

Can you feel it?

Hope is felt everywhere. I mean, the Barack Obama win has created a tide of positive feeling not just in the United States but everywhere in the world.

Here in Manila, I don’t know if you noticed it but there is just something different these days. A slight change in the atmosphere despite the Senate coup, the botched prayer by Dureza… Or it could be that oil companies are implementing price rollbacks left and right.

Maybe, it’s just the holiday spirit spreading. And it might be it.

Still, here’s hoping the positive feeling will really translate to something concrete soon.

DHL cutting 9,500 jobs

Have you read this news?

Global delivery company DHL announced Monday that it was cutting 9,500 jobs as it discontinues air and ground operations within the United States.

DHL said its DHL Express unit will continue to operate between the United States and other nations. But the company said it was dropping “domestic-only” air and ground services within the United States by Jan. 30 “to minimize future uncertainties.”
Source: money.cnn.com

So sad. My uncle has two friends working for DHL somewhere in the US. Just imagine 9,500 people will lose their jobs! Thank goodness we are not hearing this kind of news here in the country. Think how many would lose their jobs if say, Airfreight 2100 would close its operations here?

I just wish everything will turn around for the better soon.

US voting machines

It is always good to know that the people of a country can voice out their choice. That is what happened in the recently concluded US Presidential Elections.

What I noticed while watching the news was the machine that they used in the elections. It made counting all the more easy for them. Imagine, they started the voting yesterday and just this noon they have the results already! Fast!

So I was wondering while watching the news, why can’t we invest in those machines? Instead of the numerous machines that the Comelec bought a couple of years ago and still remain unused to date. The Comelec should look into investing in the machines the US use. It might be the solution to the widely feared cheating that happens every damn election that we hold.

Different style of robbery

Have you noticed how most robberies in the country nowadays end up with murder or too much violence? There are several dental clinics being targeted by robbers for the past few weeks now. You can watch one incident almost every night in the news. It is scary because you can just feel the desperation of these robbers. Even if they get cash, they still inflict harm on the victims. Nakakatakot sobra!

Let us try to secure our work place and most especially our homes. Do not be complacent. Always be on your guard. Remember that robbery that took place in a call center? Before one can get in a call center office, one needs to have an ID. But the robbers still managed to enter the premises and robbed the agents.

Let us all pray that robbery will lessen, if not stop altogether. Scary 🙁

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