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Monday, November 13, 2006

Manila's Envy

I pity Max Soliven and the few Manila-based journalists and columnists who, without mercy or utter consideration, lambasted those who are behind the construction of the Cebu International Convention Center (CICC), the proposed venue for the 12th ASEAN Summit.

I pity them, Max Soliven more specifically, because they are making baseless accusations and commentaries on the state of the CICC. And the source of their information kuno? Someone who has an axe to grind against Cebu government officials. Yes, Soliven, and the couple of those Manila-based journalists and columnists, have all the rights that they can claim in writing down their thoughts and opinions.

But for God’s sake, don’t they know how to sanitize the rumors they receive before putting them into print?

Also, have they been to the CICC lately? Have they checked the interior portion of the CICC? The walls? The running elevators? Etc? If only Soliven will go out of his office to see the light and visit CICC, he will, for sure, die in shame in what he’s been saying about the facility.

The CICC will be usable during the ASEAN Summit. It will be finished. It will be world-class and state-of-the-art. It will be the envy of the few Manilans who think that they are Gods and that Cebu or other provinces outside Manila’s backyard are nothing but shit pickers.

After the ASEAN Summit, more and more international gatherings have been scheduled at the CICC. Mark my word, Cebu will soon be the country’s convention capital.


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