(Updated)… to be here, alive….. (pixel updated, following the good example of ABS-CBN News on this news story)
(Update: Following the good example of ABS-CBN News which pixelized the entire body of the fatalities, i increased the pixelized space here to half-body without subtracting too much information from the photos. The general rule is that the face of a dead person should not be zoomed in; if it is shown, the shot of the entire body should be a long shot; or only the feet of the dead person can be zoomed in; so i thought my original pixels were sufficient. In CNN, an international news organization, dead bodies are not shown at all, including those of the big floods)
I was going to the bank at 1pm today to transfer an account because someone had put money in there when it should have been in another account, then i saw the gas meter and it was running low, the distance to the bank was the same as that to the gas station and i debated with myself whether to go there first then the gas station but since i had other errands after the bank, i thought it was more efficient to go to the gas station first, at about that moment that i made the turn to go to the gas station, there was, according to eyewitness accounts, at a little past 1pm, a shoot- out at that bank, Veterans’ Bank U.P. Branch, three security guards were shot dead, i arrived there 30 minutes later and here are the photos i took: (i exercised restraint and pixelized some of them because they were too grisly):
Pixelizing updated. (if still too grisly and i receive complaints i can filter the tone to make it black and white.)
I usually get gasoline before the weekend because gas prices hiked in the past over the weekend. I’m usually not empty Mondays. I wasn’t able to fill up gasoline last Saturday because i had an unplanned, impulsive lunch with Joji and Tina last Saturday that lasted until 3pm because of Tina’s stories about China, and other places, i got sleepy and didn’t go out anymore and too lazy to drive to
the gas station. And that’s why my gas meter was low this Monday, i made that turn away from the bank at 1pm today, i’m alive this afternoon.
(it’s a dangerous country to live in). (to be continued: my notes on the crime scene and the bank robbery and more photos)