At 7am this morning, a powerful explosive device was found between the Allied Bank and PLDT buildings on Ayala Ave. The area was evacuated, traffic cordoned off from the area, and a police squad was able to successfully defuse the bomb. (NEWS REPORT)
This was less than a block from my office; practically across the road. Some reports claim that if it had detonated, several buildings in the area would have been damaged. Our building was not within the immediate danger zone, but this incident nonetheless highlights the threatening shadow under which we all live here in the Philippines; faceless terrorism hitting close to our work and our homes.
Well, this is my last day in the office before Christmas. I’d better get down to cleaning up my stuff and removing sensitive data from my hard disk.