JUSTICE TO THE VICTIMS OF THE WOWOWEE STAMPEDE! 02/04/06Felicidad dela Vega, Nita Balibalita, Jesusa Zozobrado, Ofelia Casipe, Evelyn Condan, Catalina Gozon, Arsenio Henera, Ely Garcia Butel, Rosalia Salazar, Julian Elaine Buc, Belen Codia, Susan Escuderio, Marissa de los Santos, Edna Balde, Yolanda Rodrigo, Virginia Coimia, Trinidad Contanejo, Catherine Espina, Elen Gary Nebres, Elena Montero, Quinta Padrimao, and one Dolor. If you have information on the identities of the other fatalities, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Individual Stories of those who died:Ofelia Casipe - Ilongga among the dead in Wowowee stampede
Jesusa Zozobrado - Siblings get news of death of stepsis in Ultra
Nita Balibalita - Feminine face of poverty
Felicidad dela Vega - How will body be shipped home to Cotabato?
Who's being blamed:Government - Bunye: Don’t blame stampede on Arroyo
ABS-CBN - Inquiry blames TV network for Manila stampede
Ultra/Philsports Security - Probe eyes no unity in crowd control
Willie Revillame - DOJ: Willie not yet off the hook
Philippine National Police - Police liable for stampede, says CHR
Pasig police - Pasig police partly to blame for stampede, says lawmaker
The crowd - 'Mad rush for few tickets caused stampede'
Poverty - Stampede poverty-induced tragedy--solon
Write/Call:ABS-CBN - Producer of the Wowowee Game Show - email@example.com
National Bureau on Investigation - NBI Building, Taft Avenue, Manila, Philippines
Philippine National Police - http://www.pnp.gov.ph
Department of Justice - http://www.doj.gov.ph/contact.html
Philippine Congress - http://www.congress.gov.ph/contact/index.php
Philippine Senate - http://www.senate.gov.ph/contact.htm
Tuesday, February 07, 2006
Wowowee Stamped pictures on Google: Ultra Pasig
Monday, February 06, 2006
ABS-CBN buries news on Wowowee Tragedy
Let's say I'm clueless on who died in the Wowowee Tragedy. Let's say I'm an OFW who's worried that my poor lola might be among those who was in the Wowowee mob, and I'm now wondering if she could be among the 79 dead or the hundreds hurt. Where do I look for info? At the ABS-CBN News website, naturally. I expect them to post updates, and to post a list of the 79 fatalities, at the least.
But when I visited the ABS-CBN news website as this is being written, there is no prominent mention of the Wowowee stampede whatsoever, and if you do not look well enough, you will not see references to the Wowowee at the BOTTOM of the web page. There are three links to news items, all in small fonts, blue links over gray background.
BOTTOM OF THE WEBPAGE
ABS-CBN, the same TV station that airs the Wowowee game show, has buried the news on a major national issue!
And where are the names of the dead? There should be a list on the website, always available for anybody to see.
Style talaga! Hindi bulok!
Sunday, February 05, 2006
Wowowee Tragedy Picture 1 - Covering Bodies
Authorities cover bodies of Wowowee victims.
Stampede probers find lapses in security setup
Saturday, February 04, 2006
Thousand still back for Wowowee show
Quoted from ABS-CBN press rilis: "Even after the stampede, many people refused to leave the area because they wanted to get into the show."
Friday, February 03, 2006
Wowowee Most Watched
The noontime show "Wowowee" is one of the most-watched in the Philippines, offering large prizes of cash and merchandise. ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corp. announced that the special airing of Wowowee has been canceled due to the tragedy. The show was planning to give away big prizes, including P1 million, a house and lot and a car for its anniversary.
Wowowee victims identified
Wowowee crowd camped for days
QUOTE (article in Yahoo News)=================
They said the crush at the Ultra stadium came when organizers of the first anniversary celebration of the popular gameshow "Wowowee" began handing out tickets to people, many of whom had been camping outside for days.
Another blockbuster from ABS-CBN.
Wowowee Bomb Scare
From this article (India Times):
Lito Vergel de Dios, executive director of Metro Manila Development Authority, told a Manila radio station that one witness said somebody in the crowd shouted there was a bomb, but there was no sign of any explosion.
No sign of explosion? What kind of sentence is that? Why can't they just say "there was no explosion." If there was a sign of explosion, there should be first an explosion. Dummies!
MANILA, Philippines -- A stampede broke out early Saturday outside a stadium near Manila where thousands had lined up to watch a popular game show, and at least 66 people were trampled to death, an official said. About 30,000 people were waiting to get inside the stadium for the program "Wowowee" when the mayhem erupted, said Vicente Eusebio, the mayor of Pasig, the Manila suburb where the stampede occurred.