Wowowhat happened?

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At least 74 people were trampled to death early Saturday in a stampede outside a stadium where thousands of people had gathered to watch a popular TV game show, the Philippine Red Cross said. About 500 people were injured and hospitalized.

About 30,000 people were waiting to get inside the stadium for the program "Wowowee," said Vicente Eusebio, the mayor of Pasig, the Manila suburb where the stampede occurred.

The raffle tickets can be obtained at the gate so everyone was in a hurry. There was pushing and people in front of the gate were crushed. Gordon blamed poor organization of the event for the tragedy.

A charitible act in pretext of profit?

People heed out for the call trying their luck to win the big raffle (doblado, sa ULTRA at homeviewers ay may nag-aantay na malalaking premyo) as promised by the show and hoping to hit it bigtime.

-Kaya ang pumila sa Pera o Bayong ay pipila sa mga kabaong ng mga nasawi.
-Bigaten talaga ang sakit ng kalooban na nararamdaman ng mga biktima.
-Doblado Sigurado talaga ang kapabayaan ng organizer sa event. tsk, tsk, tsk...

Blame it on whom?
Sadyang sumasalamin sa ganitong mga sitwasyon ang kawalan ng pag-asa ng mga Pinoy na umahon sa kahirapan at umaasa na lamang sa guhit ng kapalaran at nagbabaka-sakali.

It was not the responsibility of the MMDA, Police or any enforcers, the whole thing was an ABS-CBN's sickening event. The blood of these poor people are on your hands. Apologies are not enough, even shouldering the funeral expenses of those who died but responsibilty and liability is everything.

images : top AP, bottom INQ7

1 Responses to “Wowowhat happened?”

  1. Anonymous pie 

    they should have anticipated the number of people since a lot of people already started pouring in days before the event. apparently, there were no contingency plans for a possible stampede and based from the reports shown on tv, there was no coordination between and among the security staff of ULTRA, organizers of the show and the policemen deployed in the area.
    sure there were lapses, but we can't always use such "lapses" as excuse everytime things go wrong. remember gloria? she, too made use of the same lame excuse.
    i agree... they should be more responsible... and accountable!

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