The roof of the newest Cinema of Ayala Center Cebu collapsed after a heavy downpour just minutes ago. At least 2 people were injured based on a breaking news by Rappler.Com. An event of Dreamscape was ongoing at Cinema 5 when water suddenly leaked from the roof and eventually causing it collapsed. The people at the cinema were slowly heading to the exits when the roof collapsed.
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Two days ago, an accident in Bariliclaimed the lives of more then 10 people. The driver of a government-owned dump truck lost control of the vehicle causing death and injury to many people. The truck was supposed to transport the passengers to the cemetery to attend a funeral. It is so ironic that the dump truck indeed brought them to the cemetery. Not for someone’s funeral but their own.
It is a usual practice in the province that the munisipyo
would lend a truck or a vehicle to constituents that are burying their dead especially for those who are from far-flung barangays.
It is sad to think that this kind of accident happened. Here in the Philippines
are well-attended. Our family systems here are very much extended and just like fiestas
, many people would come to the wake. The mourning family typcially takes of the food for the visitors. It goes with saying that having a well-attended funeral means that person is well-loved.
After the accident, some politicians and officials are now saying that the trucks should not be used that way. They might have point since the dump truck was actually a garbage truck during mornings but what about the needs of some people? There are still towns in the country that has barangays that so far from the town center. Many people do not have a means of transportation. It would be easier if during a funeral, only 2 people will attend. A habal-habal can surely solve that. We are talking about tens of people? Should the provincial government provide buses now for each town? Maybe.
There is a need for mass transport
in every town in Cebu
and definitely, dump trucks
are not the solution. If you have a good idea in mind, tell your mayor or the governor.
A bus carrying students from students of Don Bosco Technical School who were on their way to a spiritual retreat figured in an accident and almost fell into a ravine in Dalaguete Town. 11 people were injured including students from the school.