Junkies on the road

A man sends a text message to his wife: “Darling, I was in a terrible car accident. Dina brought to the hospital. The doctors say I’ve got a broken rib, fractured skull, wounds requiring stitches, broken leg that they say I might not be able to walk for a long time.” The wife texted back: “Who the shi… is Dina?”

This anecdote is likened to how our government reacts to accidents on our road. In the last few months, big cargo trucks figure in major smash-ups in our roads resulting in multiple deaths.    


Why Were You There?

“They died because they were there at the wrong place at the wrong time,” I heard one local solon exclaim. OMG! The blame is on the dead or they were destined to die. This solon was actually like asking: Why were you there?   

The first was when a cement mixer plowed through traffic and overturned burying a car causing death to the driver and serious injuries to the family in the car. 

The latest, last week, was a cargo truck carrying big metal studs and beams, again barreling through a crowd of commuters waiting for a ride and smashing cars, causing deaths to six and serious injuries to a number of people. 


Political Will In Action

If you’re a regular motorist in our jungle, you’ll notice old dilapidated trucks, obviously very much lacking in maintenance, in many of our roads. You notice rusting bodies to chassis, to balding tires to damaged lights to almost everything of the truck making it a rolling coffin. No, not a rolling coffin but a murdering junkie.

Even when these junkies are almost always lord it over our roads, nobody has taken a step to have them banned in our streets.       

You want to see a political will in action, banning these trucks from our roads is one is one we want to see for this will save hundreds if not thousands of lives.

But whispers among those in the business and transport stakeholders, the lobby by operators to stop the government from even thinking about a ban, has been effective, for money and political reasons.  

Like us in Facebook


Latest News

Govt’s cash use hits 97%

    By Rose de la Cruz   While the previous administration opted to under-spend—thereby sacrificing basic social services and infrastructure... Read More...
New law to make financing more inclusive, says Pernia

      By Rose de la Cruz   Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia said government has put in place interventions to address financing... Read More...
Bong still unsure of Senate run

Should he stay or should he go?  This is the question that Special Assistant to the President Christopher “Bong” Go is trying to answer and... Read More...
IMAGE In the know: Solar Philippines

Solar Philippines is currently the country’s – and Southeast Asia’s – largest solar-energy company. Founded in August 2013 by Leandro... Read More...
Stupid Name Giver and Other Laughs

Stupid Name Giver Late one night, a burglar broke into a house. While he was sneaking around he heard a voice say, "Jesús is watching you."  He... Read More...
Confession Code and other laughs

Confession Code AN old priest who became sick of all the people in his parish who kept confessing to adultery said one Sunday, in the pulpit,"If I... Read More...

MARAMI na ang nagaabang sa muling pagbubukas ng Boracay Island sa mga turista ngayong darating na Oktobre 26. Bagamat marami ang umangal noong unang... Read More...

PATULOY ang pagtaas ng inflation rate sa bansa na base sa pagtataya ng mga eksperto ay maaari pang sumipa ng mas mataas ngayong buwan ng Setyembre... Read More...

Our Guests

This week4303
This month14853

Visitor Info

  • Your IP:

Who Is Online


Thursday, 18 October 2018
© 2016 OpinYon News Magazine Online. All Rights Reserved.

Please publish modules in offcanvas position.