Last February, I was able to attend a no-holds barred blogger meet with Mike Defensor at his home in Quezon City. As someone who lives in Quezon City, I’m very much interested with what Mike Defensor has to offer since he is running for mayor in this coming May 2010 elections.
I’ve been living in Q.C. for 19 years. The problems that I’ve been seeing then and until now are:
- Street Children
- Blatant Robbing
I’ve been wishing for those problems to be resolved for the longest time, but I haven’t seen any progress so far. I see this happening in Araneta Avenue, Quezon City. I myself have been a victim a couple of times now.
Let me tell you my story..
I once had both of my car’s side mirror stolen while I was inside the car. It was a bright Saturday afternoon. I was stuck in traffic as always in Araneta Avenue. To my shock, I saw two guys approaching my car, one on each side. They quickly took my side mirror and ran away. My car was right in the middle of traffic, with cars all around me AND with a traffic enforcer just a few meters away. I honked my car like crazy but everyone just looked like it was just another movie/TV shoot. To make things worse, that was only my 3rd day driving! This is a common situation in E. Rodriguez, Araneta Avenue area.
Another situation that I also found myself in and along Araneta avenue once again was when one day, all of a sudden, in the area where no one was supposed to cross, a guy just ran in the middle of the street right in front of my car. It was impossible for me not to hit him. In just a matter of seconds, a group of drunk people gathered around my car. I was so scared that I quickly locked the doors. There were about 20 of them with sticks, like they were so ready to beat me up. I sat inside my car crying out of fear. After awhile, a police officer approached my car. He assured me that he would protect me. We then proceeded to the hospital, the officer included, to take care of the person that ran in front of my car and to tend to his possible injuries.
When we arrived at the hospital, the doctor said that the guy was drunk & told me to be careful with my situation and that the man had no injuries. At the police station, I got the shock of my life when the guy’s mom was asking for my cellphone number even after confirmation that the guy was safe w/ no injuries. I asked why and she said, to my surprise, and in front of the police officer, that they had been doing this for a long time already in order to ask for money. Hell, what is happening to our country?!?
I told Mike Defensor my experiences as well as my observation of street kids stealing truck materials at night. I asked him if he gets voted as mayor of Quezon City, will he do anything about it? If yes, then how?
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