A LESSON in history. King Charles VIII of France, after ascending to the throne in 1483, became so paranoid with the thought of being poisoned.
And for this, he started eating less and less while becoming increasingly suspicious of his staff. His paranoia ended in 1498 when he died not from poisoning but from malnutrition.
Did you notice some parallels in the current pandemic situation?
Paranoia has ruled over the country that people get locked up in homes for months, even more than a year now, causing businesses to close and families to lose income.
In the end more people are dying not from the Corona virus but from absence of food and malnutrition.
The worst part is ordinary folks who get sick, wanting to be admitted in hospital cannot be accommodated as hospitals are over capacity, fully booked by Covid-19 patients. Many of these sick die waiting in the line for space in the hospital.
Once they expired, then hospitals declare them Corona virus victims.
These hospitals are simply telling the truth. These patients die because there is no room for them in hospitals, victims indeed of Covid-19 -overwhelmed hospitals.
There must be something very wrong with the government as it is unable to enforce strict compliance by telecoms of their contracts with their customers.
In 1969, the Apollo 11 mission went to the moon and sent back live images of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin bouncing around on the moon’s surface.
In 1997, a probe team to Mars sent back images of the red planet’s surface. Apollo 11was over 50 years ago. The probe to Mars about 25 years ago.
Five decades after the image of Neil Armstrong was seen worldwide on television, telecoms system in the Philippines is as backward as before Armstrong landed on the Moon.
Our cell phones have the poorest signal in the world. The worst part is telecoms rates in the country is one of the highest in the world. What is happening DITC?
Have you heard of that story going around in the advertising industry that Presidential Spox Harry Roque was offered P5 Million to endorse Pizza Hut in an advertisement?
According to coffee shop talk, Pizza Hut top honcho was heard to have explained to the company board that Mr. Spox was the perfect choice, he already has a splotch of tomato sauce on his face.
The government announced the release of P1K ayuda (assistance) during the period of the ECQ in Metro Manila and four nearby provinces.
A waiter who got his ayuda lost it in a bet. A customer in the bar he was working in asked for the bill.
Getting his bill of P150.00, the customer whispered to the waiter, “Let’s do double or nothing on this bill. Let’s bet, if I can bite my right eye, my drinks are free. If I cannot, I pay double.”
The waiter confident, agreed to the bet. The customer takes out his glass eye and bites it.
The customer continued his stay in the bar. After a time, he asked for his bill, P850.00, and again invited the waiter to another bet.
“I’ll bet you my bill, double or nothing, I can bite my other eye.”
This time the waiter was pretty sure the customer’s other was not glass, otherwise he would be totally blind, agreed to the bet. The customer then took out his artificial teeth to bite the other eye.
Hey guys, beware of the likes of this customer! Many, if not most, of them are in the government.
They have lots of tricks up their sleeves ending up with the government bankrupt and them billionaires!