Forwarded to me by my brother
Ano ang unang ginawa ng astronauts ng Apollo 11 pagdating sa Earth? Walang exemption ha.
Before the ticker tape parades and the inevitable world tour, the triumphant Apollo 11 astronauts were greeted with a more mundane aspect of life on Earth when they splashed down 40 years ago today - going through customs.Just what did Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins have to declare? Moon rocks, moon dust and other lunar samples, according to the customs form filed at the Honolulu Airport in Hawaii on July 24, 1969 - the day the Apollo 11 crew splashed down in the Pacific Ocean to end their historic moon landing mission.The customs form is signed by all three Apollo 11 astronauts. They declared their cargo and listed their flight route as starting Cape Kennedy (now Cape Canaveral) in Florida with a stopover on the moon.
Bakit naman kinalkal ko ang natutulog na data about the astronauts? Dahil sa article na ito kung saan naglalahad nang kung anong ginawa ng isang favored government official na may cabinet rank pagdating sa airport?
Kung totoo ito mas talo pa niya ang astronauts na ang parada ay kailangang maghintay dahil sa mga requirements na kailangan nilang gawin pagsunod sa batas at sa regulasyon. TSEH.
Aggravating the already chaotic situation, only two entrance gates of Terminal 3 were opened to departing passengers that morning. Everybody just had to catch their flights. “Everybody” included one latecomer, arriving in an SUV, who was right away allowed entry into the terminal in full view of everyone in that long, long line. It was my turn next to go through the baggage scanner, except that I had to stop and give way to this favored one.Kaya Third World Country tayo kasi lahat gusto maging VIP.
Who was this favored one, I asked the guards. A Cabinet secretary, one of them replied. Just that, a “Cabinet secretary.” No name was given. But it reminded everybody in the line of somebody else’s description of the so-called “wang-wang” mentality. If she was indeed a Cabinet secretary, then her boss must be President Aquino. And the President has repeatedly said the Filipino people are his bosses.
When I insisted on knowing the identity of favored Cabinet secretary, I was told that she was the Honorable Imelda M. Nicolas, the chairperson of the Commission on Filipinos Overseas, a Cabinet-rank position. Obviously, she too was catching a flight. But so was everyone in that line, except that they were not Cabinet secretaries. They were just ordinary people.