By Flon Faurillo / Bulatlat
The widespread “terrorist” scare which came on the heels of the foiled terror plot reported by British authorities has reached ridiculous proportions – amounting to paranoia – in the Philippines. This is most evident in the new security measures presently being implemented at the Metro Rail System (MRT) in Metro Manila. Before commuters are allowed to board the trains their belongings are inspected by the guards more thoroughly than ever before. They are barred from bringing even such items as perfume, mineral water and other liquids because terrorists were supposedly using liquid bombs. Those carrying liquids would be asked to demonstrate that it is harmless thus causing much delays and embarrassments.
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