Oct 21

Bombing at Glorietta 2

It was a Friday sale at the Ortigas Center with both SM Megamall and Robinson’s Galleria simultaneously scheduling their 3-day sale starting last Friday, Oct. 19. While we were still in Galleria during our lunchbreak (I don’t remember having any food in front of me except the numerous shirts, shoes, bags . . .) , a bomb blasted in Glorietta 2 killing 9 people and wounding more than 70. We found out when we got back to the office. The first thing on my mind was that it could’ve been us.

An issue that raises the fragility of life often holds every human spellbound. We can’t seem to stop talking about it. We want to know exactly what happened — where the bomb was planted, who claims responsibility, who are the possible suspects. We want to know the details of the death — how many limbs were left or blown away, what was it that the dead left behind — grieving parents, wife, husband, or mistress. We get scared for a while. We stop going to similar places, we do not allow the kids to go out.

After all the chaos, we move on and forget. We go back to the malls, open our bags for inspection even with the knowledge that the inspectors have no idea what they are looking for. We continue with our lives knowing nothing has changed. Death and destruction still does not move us forward. We can only hope. Maybe someday . . .

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2 comments

2 comments!!!

  1. admin says:

    now they’re saying that it could be gas leak that caused the explosion.. flip-floppin’ is a trademark of this Administration…

  2. faith says:

    what else is new? I doubt we’ll ever find out the truth. I’m sure that ground zero in Glorietta is already a nightmare for authentic crime scene investigators.

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