Saturday, March 29, 2008

DEARTH HOUR


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,
MERALCO
already gave a taste of a dearth of electricity:

THREE BROWNOUTS
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:

from:
www.philstar.com


"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.”




D' OH!

1 Comments:

Blogger Dhanggit said...

ouch, it reminds me this "power interruption" thing that almost ruined my vacation in palawan :-)few weeks ago! kainis we paid for airconditioned rooms.. but they have practically power interruptions of about 12 hours everyday :-) Goodluck hehehe!!

April 1, 2008 at 3:14 PM  

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