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I remember that. Good ol' crapamento. My hometown. :)

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I bet the Koreans will not be so crazy about visiting the Philippines now.

It's NOT their fault. All countries must send the Philippines a few hundred million dollars to upgrade their equipment and training.   <sarcasm>

Is this still a misunderstanding? When does something go from a misunderstanding to a crime in 'filipino mentality'?

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For those who are still interested in the story: I was moved by comments made by a well-known food blogger from Manila (I presume), known as Marketman. He and a row of respondents, probably Filipino, commented very appropriately on the incident and restored some sense of hope in me that NOT ALL local nationals lack the ability to view things objectively. A must read and balm for skeptical soul.

 

http://www.marketman...rayers#comments

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It was, however, a major story on BBC World News and CNN. My guess is that UK domestic media will feature this again as the BBC reports that two of the surviving hostages are British nationals.Mark

 

it only looked like a big story on BBC World News and CNN because they're 24 hour news networks and they have to fill the schedueles with any old garbage, regardless of whether or not they're of any particular interest to the ordinary Joe.

 

of course it was massive story in the Philippines, China, and Hong Kong, where the people had a direct interest in the events. It was watched with utter stupefaction by millions on their own networks.

 

but in Britain it didn't generate a lot of interest. In the Guardian, it got a picture on the front page and one page inside.

 

The Chile miners rescue story got two pages.

 

just in case you're interested, this was the order of battle on UK tv news on Monday night, on ITV, Channel 4, and BBC alike :

 

1) British lead the way in Pakistani flood aid effort relief (they spent millions on this one hiring helicopters and so on, so even though it's a bit old and a bit of a yawn and people are used to seeing pictures of a lot of stricken poor people, they were always going to lead on it anyway).

 

2) FIFA delegation turn up in London to inspect England's 2018 World Cup bid. Football's (maybe) coming home!

 

3) Some guy hijacks a bus in the Philippines, it's a big mess and a few Chinese people get killed (they didn't even bother to mention that two of the released HK Chinese had British passports).

 

4) Big human interest story from Chile. A bunch of buried miners everyone thought was dead turn out to be alive. Loads of great pictures of people crying with tears of joy. This one got more time than the Philippine bus hijack, even though it was featured after it in the bulletins.

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I bet the Koreans will not be so crazy about visiting the Philippines now.

 

A saying comes to mind;

 

"Never so bad, its good for something"

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the UK media won't follow it up just because two of the released hostages happen to be HK Chinese with British passports.

 

they definitely would have followed it up if the British nationals had been on the bus during the shootout and if it was a young couple from Staffordshire, especially if the girl had big tits, but British people like that never visit the Philippines.

 

They're not going to bother interviewing on camera two old Chinese people who weren't even on the bus during the shootout, and whose English probably isn't much better than most of the Filipino indigents watching the action from the squatter camps nearby.

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this was the order of battle on UK tv news on Monday night, on ITV, Channel 4, and BBC alike :

 

1) British lead the way in Pakistani flood aid effort relief (they spent millions on this one hiring helicopters and so on, so even though it's a bit old and a bit of a yawn and people are used to seeing pictures of a lot of stricken poor people, they were always going to lead on it anyway).

 

2) FIFA delegation turn up in London to inspect England's 2018 World Cup bid. Football's (maybe) coming home!

 

3) Some guy hijacks a bus in the Philippines, it's a big mess and a few Chinese people get killed (they didn't even bother to mention that two of the released HK Chinese had British passports).

 

4) Big human interest story from Chile. A bunch of buried miners everyone thought was dead turn out to be alive. Loads of great pictures of people crying with tears of joy. This one got more time than the Philippine bus hijack, even though it was featured after it in the bulletins.

 

 

WHAT? Nothing about the woman and the cat? Its International news!

 

Woman seen on camera dumping cat in trash in UK

 

 

. . . The grey-haired woman gently pets the cat, occasionally glancing furtively at a garbage bin. Then she strikes, casually grabbing it by the scruff, tossing it in, popping the lid closed, and quickly strolling away.

 

 

 

The surveillance video posted online by Lola the cat's owners takes only seconds, but it has outraged thousands of viewers around the world, some of whom posted angry messages pledging retribution.

 

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this was the order of battle on UK tv news on Monday night, on ITV, Channel 4, and BBC alike :

 

1) British lead the way in Pakistani flood aid effort relief (they spent millions on this one hiring helicopters and so on, so even though it's a bit old and a bit of a yawn and people are used to seeing pictures of a lot of stricken poor people, they were always going to lead on it anyway).

 

2) FIFA delegation turn up in London to inspect England's 2018 World Cup bid. Football's (maybe) coming home!

 

3) Some guy hijacks a bus in the Philippines, it's a big mess and a few Chinese people get killed (they didn't even bother to mention that two of the released HK Chinese had British passports).

 

4) Big human interest story from Chile. A bunch of buried miners everyone thought was dead turn out to be alive. Loads of great pictures of people crying with tears of joy. This one got more time than the Philippine bus hijack, even though it was featured after it in the bulletins.

 

 

WHAT? Nothing about the woman and the cat? Its International news!

 

Woman seen on camera dumping cat in trash in UK

 

 

. . . The grey-haired woman gently pets the cat, occasionally glancing furtively at a garbage bin. Then she strikes, casually grabbing it by the scruff, tossing it in, popping the lid closed, and quickly strolling away.

 

 

 

The surveillance video posted online by Lola the cat's owners takes only seconds, but it has outraged thousands of viewers around the world, some of whom posted angry messages pledging retribution.

 

 

LOL. That came up after the Chile miners story. And that one was followed up on Tuesday, when it was reported that a police guard had been placed outside her home on last nights news bulletin, as her British animal loving neighbours apparently threatened to lynch her.

 

Police guard home of woman who put cat in bin http://uk.reuters.com/article/idUKTRE67O1N720100825

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this was the order of battle on UK tv news on Monday night, on ITV, Channel 4, and BBC alike :

 

1) British lead the way in Pakistani flood aid effort relief (they spent millions on this one hiring helicopters and so on, so even though it's a bit old and a bit of a yawn and people are used to seeing pictures of a lot of stricken poor people, they were always going to lead on it anyway).

 

2) FIFA delegation turn up in London to inspect England's 2018 World Cup bid. Football's (maybe) coming home!

 

3) Some guy hijacks a bus in the Philippines, it's a big mess and a few Chinese people get killed (they didn't even bother to mention that two of the released HK Chinese had British passports).

 

4) Big human interest story from Chile. A bunch of buried miners everyone thought was dead turn out to be alive. Loads of great pictures of people crying with tears of joy. This one got more time than the Philippine bus hijack, even though it was featured after it in the bulletins.

 

 

WHAT? Nothing about the woman and the cat? Its International news!

 

Woman seen on camera dumping cat in trash in UK

 

 

. . . The grey-haired woman gently pets the cat, occasionally glancing furtively at a garbage bin. Then she strikes, casually grabbing it by the scruff, tossing it in, popping the lid closed, and quickly strolling away.

 

 

 

The surveillance video posted online by Lola the cat's owners takes only seconds, but it has outraged thousands of viewers around the world, some of whom posted angry messages pledging retribution.

 

 

LOL. That came up after the Chile miners story. And that one was followed up on Tuesday, when it was reported that a police guard had been placed outside her home on last nights news bulletin, as her British animal loving neighbours apparently threatened to lynch her.

 

Police guard home of woman who put cat in bin http://uk.reuters.co...E67O1N720100825

 

In PC UK Animal welfare has a higher priority than Child welfare.

 

There has not been 1 incident of Mass protest over cruelty to Children BUT the number of "terrorist attacks" on farms and individuals by Animal Rights Activists is Legion from Red paint being thrown over Fur Coats to Bombings and Arson.

 

Tom

 

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