Wednesday, February 15, 2006

No Phones Allowed.

Way to go NPA! You destroy a phone tower and cut off all the people who depend on that tower for phone service. That will win you friends!

For those of you not familiar with the acronymn NPA it is New People's Army which is a band of commie thugs in the Philippines. They hold a fair amount of power here and there. They usually hold enough power in those places to extort business owners and travellers. It seems one of my travels in the Philippines our jeepney was stopped by an NPA checkpoint. The driver paid them the squeeze and we were allowed to go our way.

In the Philippines most people do not have landlines. Now most everyone has cell phones. Cell phone towers are easier to provide service to a great number of people than it is to string wire to each and every house in that area. So, the NPA is hurting Globe a tiny bit and the residents of that area a whole lot.

Keep it up!

gotta run!