01471: Smoky Times Ahead

Work wasn't too bad given it's the start of a new week. Tonight may involve a bit more work, but we'll see how things pan out. Fingers and toes crossed.

MMDA Photo of the Santolan Fire
During my MRT ride home, I was surprised by all the smoke around Camp Crame. Visibility was horrible and the train actually slowed down a bit while crossing the area. Turns out there was a fire within the camp itself. Pretty scary given the smoke was just everywhere and the smell of it easily got into the train itself. Plus based on the MMDA photo to the right, it seems like they have a traffic camera very near if not attached to our building. More of the weird stuff of every day life, I suppose.

Heavily covered in the news this week is Sen. Sotto's old plagiarism charge, which is finally being addressed by the Senate Ethics Committee. He remains adamant refusing to apologize for any transgressions. Depending on the day of the week, he either states things like how he wasn't actually copying but instead was translating or he goes the other extreme and reminds us that the Senate has immunity from such charges. And to be fair, it's not like he's being criminally charged with plagiarism somehow - they are instead bringing this to the Ethics Committee in the hopes that the Senate will be responsible enough to police their own accordingly. Hopefully.

Otherwise, my very modest efforts to help out Task Force Pride when I can manage to do so are feeling very inconsequential now. There's a lot of things that go into putting together an event like that and naturally the biggest pieces where the group needs help involve financing the whole thing and trying to secure sponsors to do precisely that. If any of you have some leads as to folks who might want to sponsor this year's Pride March or at the very least pledge a donation, feel free to drop a line so I can refer you accordingly.