A SAD STATISTIC

March 2, 2004

while we’re on the subject of falling bodies from highrise buildings, isang malungkot na statistic: ang laki ng percentage ng mga nahuhulog sa mga building (HDB flats) na mga domestic helper dito sa singapore. last year, there were 22 cases of helpers (mostly indonesians) who “fell to their deaths” habang nagsasampay or while cleaning the windows of their employer’s flats. yung iba sadyang tinutulak.

hirap kasi sa mga kinukuha nila minsan na mga DH, most especially sa mga indonesians: karamihan ay underage at galing sa province. siyempre di sila sanay tumira sa mga high rise. akala nila nasa bahay kubo pa rin sila at kapag nahulog sa bintana ay bukol lang ang inaabot. iba pag sa 12th floor ka ng building nahulog. for sure, you will be “morally, ethic’lly, spiritually, physically, positively, absolutely, undeniably and reliably dead“.

parang yung joke… ano ang pinagkaiba ng nahulog sa 2nd floor at yung nahulog sa 12th floor ng building?

nahulog sa 2nd floor:

(BLAGADAG!) Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhh!

nahulog sa 12th floor:

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhh! (BLAGADAG!)

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