Bizarre

In a strange turn of events at the height of last Tuesday’s perfect storm, the worst to hit Manila in three years, rescuers found themselves at the laughing end of the very people they expected to look up to them as their heroes and lifesavers. The flooded citizenry, laid out in perilous situations, most of them clinging on their roofs, not only refused to be rescued, but also jeered and made cracks at their saviors who were made up of local police, Coast Guards and volunteers.

The WHY: the folks just couldn’t leave their homes and valuables unattended. Come hell or high water.

Phot REUTERS/Erik De CastroIf it was The Great Flood and Noah were to build his ark last Tuesday in Manila, he would have the same frustrations he got ten thousand years ago.

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