It’s a day wasted. I was supposed to file my SSS retirement forms today but when I got there at exactly 8am, the slots for thirty people are already filled up. What a shame! The branch near our place opens at 7am and it was already full when I arrived. To think that inquiries and other transactions are categorized in five windows. Maybe tomorrow I have to be there and line up at 6am so I could be included in their 30 slots for filing of retirement/pension benefits. Too bad really. Government services in these areas are still so slow.
We are now officially under the amihan season with cold winds and long nights. The colder climate is always a welcome thing from the months of November until February the following year. It’s during November though that we are visited by stronger and more powerful typhoons and weather disturbances. There is a tropical storm named Meari being monitored by PAGASA and another tropical depression both on the eastern side of Luzon. I do hope they won’t become strong typhoons and won’t bring too much rain in those areas. Come to think of it, we are sometimes visited by typhoons too during December and they are as strong as those we usually have during November. It’s cloudy today.
Our country is teetering on the edge. News says that as of the first week of November 2016, there have been over 4,700 deaths, both from legitimate police operations and vigilante-style or unexplained killings since the president assumed office last July. It seems that this government is more focused on war on drugs than on other aspects like the economy which is slowly sliding down. And he is saying that these killings might reach up to 30,000. Again my question is where are we going? Investors’ confidence is at stake here. How could we encourage foreign investments if this government is only focused on one thing? How could we solve poverty which is the main reason why people down the line are into drugs? He is now the head a sovereign state and must not only focus on domestic issues but on foreign relations as well. He is against dictatorship but is aligned with the Marcoses. How could you believe in a foul-mouth, slut-shaming, uncouth and boorish man at the realm? Please God save our country. We are being divided instead of being one as a nation. It’s so sad 😦