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Saturday, March 5, 2011
IT IS Friday as I write this of these: Leaving Camp Seven late this morning, along with many others traversing historic Kennon Road on the way to town, I came across the scene of a two-truck accident. By the time I was passing through the scene, the trucks had, thankfully, already been maneuvered to the side of a narrow strip of said historic road.
The trucks were huge. My first thought: what in heaven’s name are these mammoth vehicles doing on Kennor Road, from which they are by law not allowed to pass? Has that policy been changed? I think not, and it should not. I stand among those who believe, and have done so for a long time now, that Kennon Road should be used for light vehicles only. It is downright dangerous for these huge delivery trucks to be on it. It is not large enough for said trucks, what too with residential areas straight off from the road. God forbid that any such vehicle/s fall onto one of those areas.
Again with many others, I have just come from Victoria Rico Costina’s launch of her book “Those Who Love Cats.” The launch was a good show at the University of the Philippines Baguio Alumni Center, with a crowd of Vicky’s many families there to cheer her on. In attendance were her cousins and her husband’s family, her UPB family, her family of writers, her many other families. Brava, Vicky.
Yet again with many others, come to the discussion tomorrow, Saturday, at 10:00 a.m. in the UPB Bulwagaing Juan Luna, on Marites Vitug's book entitled “Shadow of Doubt: Probing the Supreme Court,” about the inner workings of the Philippine Supreme Court. Vitug’s controversial work shines much needed light on the country's judiciary process even as it examines questionable decisions made by the highest court in the land. Now that promises to be paradigm-shifting.
Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on March 06, 2011.