The end of the world and us

Analysis and Opinion

By JoeAm

I’m fascinated by our circumstances, our context, our situation. It’s different than in the past, in case you haven’t noticed.

Global warming is giving us floods, firestorms, and rising seas. Fake news and fascists abound, people actually living in their conspiracy theories, totally detached from truth. Disease rampaging across the planet has turned us wary of our neighbors. Security is hard to find. And getting harder. Users are everywhere.

It’s all connected, I think, to the end of humankind on a planet too small for our ambitious birthing and unmitigated greed. We choose assholes as leaders because we need them to pound on others, especially the weak, and remain the strongest of the remainder. We are impatient with the good and the sensible. We want action. Need it.

Well, chaos is certain any way we cut it. The decent are sitting ducks for the nasty. Power is more important than sense.

From dust we came, unto dust we descend.

Unless, of course, there is a different way. Intelligence. Science. New goals, as in the economics of de-growth where we no longer awaken to go out and earn, to take our share. We awaken to go out and contribute, to give to our united welfare. Climb on the bike, not into the metal can. Tear down big mansions, let the rich eat pan de sol. Grow gardens not stock portfolios. Birth less, take less, fight less, give more.

Well, we were gifted with a fascinating era.

End of the Earth.

Wonder how we’ll manage it. Frankly, it’s looking grim.

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Photo from Air and Space Magazine. Salt flat in South America’s Altiplano region.(Maksym Bocharov / NASA)

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103 Responses to “The end of the world and us”
  1. Karl Garcia says:

    Pan de sol
    Bread of the sun

    we call it pan de sal = bread of salt but pan de sol sounds good.

    Economics of degrowth= the only solution of the billionaires is to move to Mars or the Moon.

    Lots of things can be done, I have blogged about regenerative development ek ek.
    But nuclear war is still possible, the crazies are becoming crazier.

    • JoeAm says:

      Haha, I thought it was bread of the sun because it’s best fresh in the morning, hot from the oven. Oops.

      The crazies are becoming crazier and there’s more of them every day.

      • sonny says:

        🙂 Ha ha, Joe. You are getting surely closer to bona fide Pinoy. Many childhood memories are attached to the ritual of hot pan de sal w/ filling & breakfast beverage of choice. Mine is hot pan de sal w/ fresh Anchor or Cloverbloom butter generously spread on the bun dunked in either coffee or native chocolate.

    • kasambahay says:

      the size of commercial pandesal has shrunk! still made from all purpose flour, I add a dollop of garlic and bake my own pandesal sa kaldero suspended over live coals, in backyard barbecue. the moment the smell became truly noticeable, pandesal is cooked. plenty firewood in the area, I make pandesal each time I visit my folks in the province. sometimes, I make pizza I with kesong puti made from carabao’s milk.

      kaming mga probinsyano, we socialise around food, eating and talking about anything and everything. others call it waste of time, our simple human interaction. nice to get to know neighbors, new and old, for future reference.

  2. botskie says:

    just realize that you are a believer of less birthing. we filipinos don’t because we believe in the force of human resource. yeah we’re going downhill because of greed and too much politics.

    • JoeAm says:

      I believe the planet can support x people consuming resources like crazy and y people of modest needs, but either way, you reach a limit.

      • kasambahay says:

        sometimes, my crazy friends think our planet earth is self cleansing and undergoes a cycle. even before climate change become topic of concern and carbon emission a super culprit, there was ice age where everything froze, inhospitable to life. there was also the mega flood that made noah make the giant ark to house all creatures great and small, 30days noah’s ark floated aimlessly, unable to find land. as well, volcanoes erupted and pompeii was wipe out for all eternity.

        thanks to advances in science and technology, we now have the term climate change, global warming, and carbon emission. my crazy friends thus concluded that what is happening now, happened ages ago too; if only the neanderthals knew.

        • Karl Garcia says:

          During our younger days the hole in the Ozone layer was a big deal, now ask a High School student and they probably never read or heard about it.

        • sonny says:

          Nature goes by its own schedule. We get to describe & name that schedule.

        • sonny says:

          “One you see repeated often in the media is the National Centers for Environmental Information’s statistic that the number of natural disasters costing over $1 billion in damage is on the rise. But as this series explained in regard to flood costs, only measuring the total damage of natural disasters over time misses the important point—there’s much more stuff to damage today than there was several decades ago.”

          https://www.wsj.com/articles/climate-activists-disasters-fire-storms-deaths-change-cop26-glasgow-global-warming-11635973538

          • kasambahay says:

            high rise buildings, apartments, hotels, bridges, roads and highways, nagiba e. brought down by catastrophic natural disasters like super earthquakes, sky high tsunamis, mega floods, etc. but the loss of human lives is not so much as we now have advance warnings before disaster struck, emergency text alerts, and people told to go to evac centers with access to food, medical supplies as well as medical personnel. and with better medical care, people live longer these days, already in their 90s and some in their 100s.

            infrastructures can be rebuild. though people’s mental health can be a bit problematic.

    • Karl Garcia says:

      If we are serious about human resources, we would have enough engineers, stem people instead we have too many lawyers, hrms,tourism ,etc job mismatch.

  3. NHerrera says:

    It is a short article Joe, but many phrases if one thinks about them can be developed into full, lengthy articles. But as you said, they are connected. And I think so too.

    So the short and crisp article can be the subject of a lengthy book – showing the interconnections of assholes, greed, incompetence, and our demise from Climate Change, deadly transmissible viruses, nuclear annihilation, etc., whichever comes first. With a not-insignificant probability that they may come one after another in short order.

    I have a small quibble at first reading. We will shortly, in cosmological terms, see the end of humankind as most of us know it. But not yet the end of the planet. The cockroaches may still survive us and inhabit this planet. They may evolve yet into intelligent species and the cycle starts again.

    There you prodded me into writing a catastrophic scenario.

    • JoeAm says:

      I expect global warming will not be the end of humankind, but it will be a horrific paring of souls. I neglected to mention the migrations picking up speed, and the hostility rising against them, and growing starvation here and there, already. And we’re arguing about vaccines.

  4. pablonasid says:

    1. Half a decade ago, I was working for the local municipality to design their 10-year plan. The data of the Filipino cartographic authority used (based on IPCC data) and we came to the conclusion that disaster was imminent. However, applying that data to the current situation was politically not acceptable and therefore none of the plans I have seen so far, no municipality plans for corrective measures. The only issue which is improved everywhere is disaster management, but the root causes remain and with the latest IPCC reports, we see that even the 50%-cases are hopelessly optimistic, our islands and its people will face hard times. And as a whole, we are not prepared.

    2. After this, I became fascinated with the background reasons WHY people ignore clear warnings and are willing to be guided to the cliffs edge and jump off like the proverbial Lemmings. Slowly, I came to the conclusion that it is in our DNA. It was useful when we were wearing bearskins and had to fight lions. It was Fight Or Flight. Only later, the option to manage our environment came in sight, but it was never incorporated in our DNA.

    3. A fascinating report, commissioned by the Dutch government concluded that the country can only support 10% of the current population sustainably. The report was fascinating because it was a-political and written by scientists of all walks. Economists, sociologists, environmentalists, industrialists, agriculturists, etc. Only 10%…. Any farmer or forestier who has too many animals on his land would cull the excess… Bees will kill the queen, their brood or their drones when the situation is overpopulated. Humans seem to produce more offspring instead. Bees existed for 130 million years, humanity 300k years. There might be some logic behind these figures.

    4. In history, hard times always resulted in unrest and evolved to disasters (wars). When times are hard, we look for strong people who promise to rescue us. We ignore the warnings because we are hopelessly optimistic. In democratic societies, we get Trumps, Bolsonaro’s, Dutertes, Hitlers etc. And when that does not happen, we get a Stalin, the French revolution, Mao, Suharto etc. Neither option is acceptable, but the one or the other seems inevitable.

    5. Certainly, we have the knowledge, experience and resources to resolve all issues. But, will we do that? Do you think that Bezo’s, the Koch Brothers, Waltons, Jorge Lehman’s, Putins or Darren Woods of this world will give up their wealth or power? They have fought hard to get their fortunes, outsmarting 99.99% of the world, they will fight like hell to keep their wealth&power. And with wealth, they can buy advisors, influencers, politicians, votes. They also have their fortresses in remote area’s where they intend to retreat in case the sh.t hits the fan. They have one in various countries, just to make sure. They feel safe and just build rockets and yachts. Their motivation to correct the wrongs is very, very low.
    It just never happened in history.

    6. The conclusion of 4 and 5 is that we are certain to face serious problems in the near future. I have said that in this forum since more than 2 years and every month, it seems more inevitable. I try to be optimistic, but hey, it is what it is and us individuals cannot change it, so we better deal with it.

    7. The good news (warning: sarcastic) is that in a few years we might be in a situation where we only have 10% of the population left and will be sustainable.
    But, more likely the world will continue, but only with tardigrades, cockroaches, bees, ants and beetles.
    Also sarcastic: The aliens are getting bored of the show. Every time it is the same story and now they want to watch the final episode. They are being served.

    • NHerrera says:

      Thanks for the summing up. There is no good news except for Bezos and his kind, but I am hanging on to Item 7, notwithstanding the sarcasm alert.

    • JoeAm says:

      Grim read. Covid in a way is seasoning us to tragedy. But not waking “us” up much, as far as I can tell.

      • pablonasid says:

        Grim read indeed, regretfully, I cannot make anything better out of it. But like the music on the Titanic, let’s eat “Pan de Sol” and drink San Miguel while we can and enjoy.


    • (that’s a good video more young Filipinos should watch, its gonna suck going forward…) But,

      10% is good enough, humanity was able to make a huge comeback with just 40 mating pairs.

      “Add all of us up, all 7 billion human beings on earth, and clumped together we weigh roughly 750 billion pounds. That, says Harvard biologist E.O. Wilson, is more than 100 times the biomass of any large animal that’s ever walked the Earth. And we’re still multiplying. Most demographers say we will hit 9 billion before we peak, and what happens then?

      Well, we’ve waxed. So we can wane. Let’s just hope we wane gently. Because once in our history, the world-wide population of human beings skidded so sharply we were down to roughly a thousand reproductive adults. One study says we hit as low as 40.

      Forty? Come on, that can’t be right. Well, the technical term is 40 “breeding pairs” (children not included). More likely there was a drastic dip and then 5,000 to 10,000 bedraggled Homo sapiens struggled together in pitiful little clumps hunting and gathering for thousands of years until, in the late Stone Age, we humans began to recover. But for a time there, says science writer Sam Kean, “We damn near went extinct.
      https://www.npr.org/sections/krulwich/2012/10/22/163397584/how-human-beings-almost-vanished-from-earth-in-70-000-b-c

      • here’s her youtube CV,


        (people like her will bring us thru this IMHO…)

        Though I agree with pablo, its gonna suck moving forward. But enjoying the suck is part of it. Learn to enjoy it. Make things. Laugh often. Fart a lot. Your methane emission won’t worsen climate change, it’s alread that bad.

        • I found out about her from this video (and i’ve been a fan ever since) ,


          (this video’s also cool)

          “The video, posted on May 29, documents Muller’s test-drives in Blackbird, and his own conviction, by the end of the experience, that the vehicle does in fact exceed downwind speeds. Kusenko got in touch with Muller to express his misgivings about those claims. The pair had discussed science and physics in the past, and Kusenko said that he normally enjoys Veritasium’s content, but that he had to take issue with Muller’s Blackbird demonstration. Kusenko has since laid out his objections in a series of slides at this website.

          The physics explanation was clearly wrong, and the experiment was not properly designed to answer the question they wanted to answer,” Kusenko said. “So, I sent Derek a friendly email pointing out the problems with this video.”

          The men exchanged a few messages disagreeing about the principles and conclusions of the video, which ultimately culminated in the proposal of a wager. At Muller’s invitation, Bill Nye, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and Sean Carroll, a research professor of physics at Caltech, served as witnesses of the agreement and participated in its ratification. “
          https://www.vice.com/en/article/pkb3pk/a-physicist-and-a-youtuber-made-a-dollar10000-bet-over-the-laws-of-physics

          I hope more of that 10% that do survive will be more like these people, humanity should fair better going forward. Totally recommend that channel for Joe, jr. , Joe.

          • isk says:

            A fascinating demonstration that can change the velocity of an object. Thank you.
            The young lady, Xyla is quite impressive! She’s everything .
            Thank you Sir Lance.

          • NHerrera says:

            The definitive experiment based on further design and construction of the vehicle I understand is still to be made. Sustained vehicle speed faster than downwind speed is the debate, not periodic bursts as Kusenko suspects may happen because of variation in wind speeds. I am with Kusenko on this rather than with Muller. But I remain open if definitive data comes out. That is what science is about — not dogmatic.

            • NH,

              if you skip to that video above around 15:00 minutes in, the bet was already settled and the $10,000 Muller paid forward to some STEM program— but being a layman , I think it was just some gear ratio thingy. I don’t get it fully myself. But it works, no more argument, Kusenko lost.

              Around 11:00 minutes is where all the math forumula is covered, NH– i’d love to hear your take on the math.

              isk,

              Glad you liked her.

              Her latest video on kevlar, me not a STEM guy like at all, but with lots of experience with stuff like kevlar— I totally foresaw hardening kevlar would simply allow a bullet to penetrate. Kevlar is meant to be a soft pliant net that catches none sharp bullets and other implements (thus a really sharp knife would also be no good with kevlar, also rifle bullets cuz its sharp pointy ended).

              I also like Physics Girl on youtube.

              But mostly , I just watch survival field craft , like hunting , processing meat; foraging and gathering, plant recognition, navigation with stars and night sky, etc. etc. Arguably the first science that humans made was tracking (of animals ), then everything else followed. And there’s a bunch of youtube on that subject too.

              I love watching videos of Bushmen of the Kalahari desert, looking at their faces and all the stuff they do, makes me optimistic. Its funny too how you see the whole world population in them. 40 mating pairs was all it took, and now humanity’s causing global warming. Go figure.


              (i’m learning this fire dance from them, so I can dance something as the world burns)

            • NHerrera says:

              I read the link before the last paragraph in your

              LCpl_X (@LCpl_X) says:
              November 8, 2021 at 1:31 am

              post and forgot to view the video. I will view it with the formula you noted. If it is settled then there may be interesting applications other than that vehicle thing.

          • this one above captures the dilemma perfectly, growth or de-growth economics, slave or hunter lifestyle, nature or nurture.

            growth economics, here…


            (this ones a classic from jean rouch, isk , could just as well be Filipino)

  5. NHerrera says:

    This post should properly be in the “Death of Honor” but I prefer to post it here if allowed.

    This is copy-paste from a Tweet.

    𝙷𝚎𝚕𝚝𝚎𝚛𝚜𝚔𝚎𝚕𝚝𝚎𝚛 𓃠 @helt3rskelterrr
    PALABRA DE HONOR:

    If you see a bus that says “Alabang”, & you ride it, and it takes you to Alabang, that is palabra de honor. You put faith in someone that they will not take you to Ermita.

    Ganun din sa politika. Pag sinabi na di tatakbo tapos biglang tatakbo pala alam nyo na.

  6. Karl Garcia says:

    lance,
    Check this out.

    https://www.timesofisrael.com/ford-taps-israeli-water-from-air-firm-watergen-for-in-vehicle-drinking-water/

    Ford taps Israeli water-from-air firm Watergen for in-vehicle drinking water
    US

  7. NHerrera says:

    I want to post this Tweet from @societyofhonor here as a counter to the current blog’s topic “THE END OF THE WORLD AND US” — little though it may be worldwide, but big in our part of the world in the short term:

    Robredo policy commitments so far:

    – Robust anti-covid program
    – End contractualization in favor of careers
    – Cancel red-tagging committee
    – Refocus drug war on sources
    – No joint devpmnt in WPS until China respects arbitration ruling
    – revisit education policy, and increase budget to 6% of the GDP
    – build, build, build but making sure it reaches those who need it most

    The last two came from @Gretchen_Laurel and @rhandyong; and duly noted by Joeam in his tweet replies.

    I hope someone in TSH writes about Leni Robredo’s Team’s complete or wholistic approach to the Presidency — substantial policy thrusts and effective on-the-ground efforts.

  8. NHerrera says:

    IMAGINATION. My thought of the day from reading NYT’s David Brooks:

    What is imagination? Well, one way of looking at it is that every waking second your brain is bombarded with a buzzing, blooming confusion of colors, shapes and movements. Imagination is the capacity to make associations among all these bits of information and to synthesize them into patterns and concepts. When you walk, say, into a coffee shop you don’t see an array of surfaces, lights and angles. Your imagination instantly coalesces all that into an image: “coffee shop.”

    Perception — the fast process of selecting, putting together, interpreting and experiencing facts, thoughts and emotions — is the essential poetic act that makes you you.

    For example, you don’t see the naked concept “coffee shop.” The image you create is coated with personal feelings, memories and evaluations. You see: “slightly upscale suburban coffee shop trying and failing to send off a hipster vibe.” The imagination, Charles Darwin wrote, “unites former images and ideas, independently of the will, and thus creates brilliant and novel results.”

    • JoeAm says:

      That’s very good. We live in images.

      • NHerrera says:

        Regarding most of the Presidential, VP, and Senatorial candidates, one must concede that they too have imaginations, but sorely lack the imagination repertoire of one like Leni Robredo — their imaginations are limited to enhancing their wealth and perpetuating their clan’s political power. One-trick imagination.

        • kasambahay says:

          ay, I was watching you tube, yong spokesperson ng isang candidate na naligaw at biglang lumantad duon sa panig ng mga nagbibigating trapo. took me a while to figure out well presented spokesperson was reading from an autocue, lol! kaya, parang t.v. news presenter siya at diretso ang tingin, couldn’t look down, or miss the cue.

    • NHerrera says:

      More from David Brooks:

      Blake and others aspired to the most enchanted form of imagination, which as Mark Vernon writes in Aeon, “bridges the subjective and objective, and perceives the interior vitality of the world as well as its interconnecting exteriors.” This is van Gogh painting starry nights and Einstein imagining himself riding alongside a light beam.

      • Micha says:

        It does appear that Brooks is channeling the new intellectual movement of biocentrism.

        • I had to Google what biocentrism was, Micha.

          And I’m for sure a biocentrist, ie. I’m cheering for the COVID19 virus.

          But then theres folks like this,

          When Neuralink co-founder Max Hodak announced his enigmatic departure from the company earlier this year, it was unclear whether he quit due to disagreements with fellow co-founder Elon Musk or if he was fired for moving too slow on clinical trials.

          Now, Futurism has learned, Hodak is working on what appears to be a well-funded new brain interface venture called Science Corp. According to an SEC filing from July, Hodak has already raised more than $47 million from 14 investors for the new company — not quite as much as Neuralink’s $363 million to date, but a rousing start that could signal growing competition in the nascent neurotech market.

          Moreover, Hodak appears to be taking some talent from Neuralink with him. Alan Mardinly, Neuralink’s longtime director of biology, recently changed his LinkedIn account to say that he has been working at a “stealth startup” since July 2021 and left his position at Neuralink in August 2021 — and posted a link to Science Corp’s hiring page along with an exhortation to “join early,” strongly suggesting that he’s on board the venture.

          A Neuralink hardware engineer named Corey Wolin also appears to have moved to Science Corp, ending his relationship with Neuralink on LinkedIn and posting a link to the same hiring page.

          ============================

          So is Max Hodak a machinecentrist or anthropocentrist?

          I definitely stand opposed from folks like him.

  9. Karl Garcia says:

    After signing a climate pact with Biden, Xi warned about a cold war with AUKUS.

    https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/chinas-xi-says-asia-pacific-must-not-return-cold-war-tensions-2021-11-10/

    • kasambahay says:

      here’s bong marcos’ reply to term sharing: https://cnnphilippines.com/news/2021/11/13/Bongbong-Marcos-on-presidential-term-sharing.html

      leni has the better understanding that our constitution is clear: the presidency of the philippines in not subject to internal agreement.

      para sa akin, being president is not a part time job or a job shared between two incumbents, maybe three, but why stop at three when four incumbents may do? slippery road yan, better to stop it before it can happen. if presidentiables are not prepared to fulfil the 6yrs term, they should not be in the running.

    • NHerrera says:

      T – 2: more insanity to come. Hahaha.

    • That says SARA ALL 2022 , not Sara Term Sharing 2022, karl.

      Now I understand the motto, it was in anticipation of Imee & BBM’s schemes… Inday Sara wants it all. Thus,

      SARA ALL 2022

      • Karl Garcia says:

        play of words from sana all translated to wish or hope it is for everyone

        • kasambahay says:

          latest on ‘sara all 2022’: https://manilastandard.net/news/top-stories/369918/new-twist-sara-to-run-for-vp.html

          bong marcos for president, sara as vp is bong’s running mate.

          • That’s an interesting choice, VP. Then…

            President Leni

            and

            VP Sara

            • NHerrera says:

              “It ain’t over till the fat lady sings.” She sings at the end of the official day for COMELEC on November 15.

              • NHerrera says:

                Is it possible Pres Duterte is secretly working for Leni to win? PH — a land of infinite political possibility. 🤣

              • If Inday Sara was indeed a power-hungry type she’d have gone for Pres. (she’s got the numbers); this choice for VP looks more like a pro-VP Leni move more than anything else, NH.

                Thus,

                Pres. Leni

                and

                VP Sara (but with Inday Sara using up Marcos resources)

                it’s genius.

              • NHerrera says:

                Possible, considering that Inday Sara in my opinion has more brainpower than the guy with a special social-studies Oxford diploma [per appeal/ donation of Mama after blowing his matriculation for a degree in political science, economics, business].

                If you don’t know, Papa Marcos when asked, said of his Junior, “he has good muscle coordination” — a great attribute for a wannabe President. That after Papa said that Imee has brains that are more like him or something to that effect.

                Re muscle coordination, even that seems long gone. I have seen video clips of him lately, walking like an old man. I walk better than that — meaning my muscle coordination is still intact. 🤣

              • NHerrera says:

                But wait, Lance. Here is something you may wish to read.

                https://www.twitlonger.com/show/n_1srsfae

                Joe in a Tweet describes this as — “Riveting read. Right up there with John Grisham but without the fiction.”

              • Good read, NH. thanks!

                The question now is does Inday Sara think BBM will win? And I share your opinion above, Inday Sara is smart, so she has to be thinking it’ll be VP Leni in 2022.

                Thus her opting for the VP spot, is a vote for VP Leni.

                Whether she’ll seek higher office after President Leni’s term, is up in the air (all up to her), but she has to know by choosing to run for VP, she is effectively nailing the Marcos/Arroyo coffin shut.

                Thus a stroke of genius.

                IMHO, she wasn’t coopted by GMA, but is working hand in hand with VP Leni. Keeping her dad out of jail I’m sure is part of this. But no more Marcos/Arroyo is a big deal. Thank you Inday Sara!!!

              • JoeAm says:

                All speculative and I can’t get to pro-Leni. But I suspect, as VP, Carpio can work agreeably with Robreto.

              • She opens with Assalam Aleykum and Shukran (thanks). which means the Moro vote . there’s clues there that say she’s pro-VP Leni , but you gotta read between the lines, NH.

              • kasambahay says:

                that picture above of leni and shaven head sara is 6 yrs old, goes back 2015 before sara’s dad become president, and before leni become vice president. that pic is a bit scary, reminiscent of bad feng sui: sara’s kubyertos pointing daggers at leni, whereas leni’s kubyertos are blocking off the effect. sara in an emperor position (closer to the camera) her right hand up like a microphone – listen to me! her left hand clinched reinforcing the daggerlike kubyertos. with both hands out and fisted, sara’s stance is pugilistic and not ‘open’ to leni.

                leni meanwhile is disarming, open smile, leaning on her less dominant arm, the thumb touches the earlobe. leni is good listener.

                the more symbolic is the most recent pic of bong marcos and sara carrying a bouquet of flowers, her other arm linked around bong marcos. both formally dressed, the pose a marriage made in heaven. let no person put asunder.

              • kasambahay says:

                sara opting for vp spot does no necessarily meant a vote for leni, for it can well mean a vote for any presidentiable like lacson, bong go, bong marcos, ka leody, and now, parlade the redtagger.

                I think, sara was over confident and did not have good backup, went to cebu and was flanked by the marcoses and gwen garcia et al. did the same in pampanga too, was out gunned and out maneuvered and got backed into a corner, sara did. bong marcos did not slide, sara did. and for the marriage made in heaven, sara came with big dowry: the voters in the south. combine with the votes in the north, they hope na siguradong shoo in sila.

                when leni went to cebu, I think, gwen garcia snub her. leni said she will work hard to get votes in cebu.

              • It seems even more wrong to assume Inday Sara is not smart and is simply a victim here.

                I’d assume the opposite.

  10. Wilfredo G. Villanueva says:

    Uhm. Is the world ending? Maybe it’s heaven beginning. It has always been a battle between Cain and Abel and their derivatives. Nothing new in what’s happening now. People make choices everyday. Nothing to fear. Been there, done that – mankind.

    • kasambahay says:

      so true, humankind evolves all the time, we are adaptable indeed. dying is as natural as being born; one risk dying by being born.

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