I don't really see the need for us
to observe and participate in "EARTH HOUR",
a noble and worthy worldwide energy conservation effort,
but pretty much moot and academic for MetroManila.
Just last night,between 7pm and 12mn,
already gave a taste of a dearth of electricity:
in that 5-hour span in Sta. Cruz, Manila!
For your added amusement in this "dark comedy",
here's the serious pronouncement from our government
regarding the possibility of a
60-MINUTE CRIME WAVE
due to the Earth Hour:
"Energy Secretary Angelo Reyes assured the public
that even if some of the streetlights along the major thoroughfares
in Metro Manila would be temporarily turned off,
it would still be safe for motorists.
As for fears that it would trigger a crime wave,
Reyes said they will coordinate with the Philippine National Police (PNP)
and request that they increase police presence and visibility.
“We are not expecting a total blackout.
We would just turn off the lights on the billboards
and (some establishments such as) McDo’s golden arches.”