I was there.
Oh, man. Was there that fateful afternoon yesterday. I really didn’t know what to do that time.
Just got out of the Shangri-la Hotel, Makati at about 1:30PM with Jayvee after attending the Sharp Electronics Press Launch. Since my car was parked at the underground of 6750, most of my encounters where with Glorietta employees still busy doing their jobs despite the rush and ensuing panic.
I asked the lady at the parking gate why they haven’t been let go for the day considering the imminent danger. She was wondering of the same thing too.
When I got out on the street, it was packed with people — shoppers, employees, policemen, traffic enforcers and tons of vehicles trying to drive away from the scene. So was I.
Actually, I wanted to go out of my car, take the digital camera I brought with me and go to the scene to take some shots.
Alas, it was impossible since I got trapped in heavy traffic and another client was already waiting for me for our 2PM meeting. I didn’t blog the whole afternoon as I did not want to add to the confusion and hysteria. It was also my way of paying respect to the victims that have passed away during this tragic event.
May their souls rest in peace.