The blast, and the conspiracies

Manila was rocked by an explosion. Of course, it becomes natural that all the king’s horses, and all the king’s men will lockdown the barn doors. It’ll take a little longer for the commuter to climb on to the MRT. Planes. Ships. Malls. Not that bombers have attempted to set off another explosion a day, or two after the last one.

Horses have all gotten away.

At least two people are dead. At least a dozen injured.

The conspiracy theories of course will come out like clockwork. These are the work of destabilizers out to ruin the fragile peace we have, some will more likely say. Crime rates up too. It is easy to believe or come up with these things. Easy to put a spin, and run wild stories.

Horses and Zebras, if you catch my drift.

The investigation needs to continue. Only then will we know the truth.

What’s clear is that we shouldn’t fear. We shouldn’t put fear as our primary motivator. Whether it is terrorist or some madman, or some lunatic with a gun, we shouldn’t fear. That’s exactly what those kinds of people want us to be.

The answer is that over time the PNP should get better. Better training, better equipment, better leadership. The President needs to see to that. We can not have justice when the very first agent of justice fail to gather evidence, solve cases or protect us. We cannot strike fear in the heart of evil, when they know there is nothing to fear.

Cocoy Dayao

Cocoy is the Chief Technology Officer of Lab Rats Technica, a Digital Consulting company that specialises in DevOps, iOS, and Web Apps, E-Commerce sites, Cybersecurity and Social Media consulting. He is a technology enthusiast, political junkie and social observer who enjoys a good cup of coffee, comic books, and tweets as @cocoy on twitter.

Cocoy is also the Managing Director and Editor-in-Chief of the ProPinoy Project.

Cocoy considers himself to be Liberal.

  • Bert

    Undersecretary Puno is not well-versed on hostage-taking. He’s not well-versed on bus bombing either.

    But he says he’s indispensable. Maybe he is. Haaaay.

    • UP nn grad

      Side-topic: Watch the world-news and watch what’s happening at NFA. Food prices continuing to head up, Pinas food prices in July2011 will most likely be much higher, and even higher than higher if NFA messes up.

      Bangladesh already accelerated its rice imports. Algeria, other middle-East countries accelerating wheat imports. The Australian floods — has not helped.

  • UP nn grad

    PresiNoynoy has to get an answer to a question he himself has broached. Why (despite the alerts from UK, Australia, others)… what was the basis for Pilipinas police/military to conclude that metro-Manila was too far away from Mindanao and that the “bad guys” do not have the capability to strike. Hopeful-thinking/false bravado is dangerous. Evidence – Buendia bus explosion.

    And where is underSecretary Puno in all this?

    • I will wait for the investigation report. Meanwhile to say that the police and by extension Pres. Aquino were asleep at the wheel because someone was able to explode a bomb is stupid. There is no government on this planet capable of preventing a bombing from ever happening. It’s cheap to use this incident as a soapbox.

      • UP nn grad

        The first investigation-report only means so much…. you also have to wait for the Malacanang version (when Lacierda, Ochoa, etcetera overrules Department/Justice to protect BFF’s).

        • Yes I would rather take their word than an Aussie Pinoy’s or a talking point memo from a dwarf