Saturday, October 15, 2005


My stint in government is now going into two weeks. In those two weeks, except for following up on clearances and related papers, I always stayed in my office. I don't go out much because Personnel has yet to give me any kind of ID. It is Malacañang after all. With the high alert status of Philippine Praetorian Guards, I haven't lost the paranoia that they will shoot anyone without an ID for just moving around the compound.

Friday, October 07, 2005

Bad Response to Hurricane Katrina

There is plenty of blame to go around regarding the disaster in New Orleans. However, most of the blame should go to FEMA , its former Chief Michael Brown, and eventually the White House.

September 11 and America's subsequent war on terrorism should have made the emergency response better and faster. A worst case scenario in a terrorist attack would involve nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons- a.k.a Weapons of Mass Destruction. America has trained for it. Homeland security is all about preventing and responding to a WMD strike.

Saturday, October 01, 2005

Papers, papers, papers

Papers Government is all about papers. I spent two days running all over the city just to complete forms like NBI clearance, Police clearance, Drug Test, GSIS forms, Philhealth....wheew!!!