Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Manila - Philippines Motorist mauls MMDA Enforcer

Robert Blair Carabuena is the latest trending topic in social media for allegedly mauling MMDA traffic officer Saturnino Fabros. The show of arrogance as some of "his friends" claimed, happened only because the MMDA man slammed on his Volvo. Regardless if there is any truth to the cause of such volatile behavior, it is quite obvious who came out the better man in the end.

Zooming out, #Carabuena's attitude mirrored a society most have tolerated. For it is an epitome of a system where the reckless have's lord over the docile have-not's, worse it is also a reflection of how much respect our citizens have for our uniformed men whose names don't strike fear or awe.

In a system where the law tips in favor of those who can buy it, Carabuena is suddenly the name to vent the hate on, when in fact, incidents like this has happened many times over. Just check out any local queues, once a "V.I.P." comes in, they are led to a special lane o
r is exempted to fall in line regardless if they are not on official duty. Surely, the stinging slap that the MMDA officer got from Carabuena is as much painful as for all those who had been in any line patiently waiting for their turn only to be bullied by the arrogance of those who are privileged.


Education should have instilled humility and the uniform should have commanded respect. Unfortunately, such is just not that easy in a society where education is merely a means to an end and a "uniform" is nothing but a reminder of corruption and abuse of power.

The cycle just goes on, no amount of hate pages can break the cycle until we all work on the cause and not at its symptoms.
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Anonymous said...

HUMILITY really lift you up with grace and by the wisdom this man has had. God know how to give good gifts to humble person and that is an honor and it is definitely priceless!

Anonymous said...

Ang galing! Di na nahiya ang gagong ito! Sobra ka baboy ka!

Carl said...

hahaha! malapit na masestinsyahan ang baboy na yan..

Larry M - QC said...

astig sikat ka na baboy ka, pang international na ang talent mo boy-waya! hahaha¬

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