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The Ugly Truth About Traveling

In 2016, it was estimated that the number of passengers traveling home reached almost three billion. The overloaded mini-bus fell into a deep ravine along a winding road near the boundary of Nueva Ecija and Nueva Vizcaya killing passengers, many of whom were traveling back to Manila and Ilocos after the long Lenten break. Senior Supt. Antonio Yarra, director of the Nueva Ecija Provincial Police Office, said the accident took place at around 11:30 a.m. This was the latest number from Passenger Accident Management and Insurance Agency, Inc. (PAMI) operations manager Bong Nocum. “We express our deep condolences to the families of the victims who died in the tragic bus accident in Carranglan, Nueva Ecija,” presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella said. One contributing factor is that most Chinese travel home to reunite with their families during Chinese Lunar Year in a reunion dinner on New Year’s Eve. Malacañang condoled with families of the fatalities and vowed to hold accountable those responsible for the tragedy. CARRANGLAN, Nueva Ecija — At least 33 people were killed after a bus fell into a 100-foot ravine here in Barangay Capintalan before noon Tuesday even as authorities vowed to fully investigate the incident.

As he climbed down the ravine to rescue his wife and child, people gathered at the crash site taking photos. Nueva Vizcaya Gov. Carlos Padilla rushed to the crash site together with personnel from the Philippine Red Cross and the Nueva Vizcaya provincial rescue team which, he said, retrieved 26 bodies from the site at around 3:55 p.m. The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office said 18 of the fatalities were females. It was not clear as of press time if the driver was among the fatalities. It was not clear if his wife and son survived. Fernandez, who was with his 38-year-old wife Remedios and eight-year-old son Mico, said he was able to jump off the bus as it rolled downhill and veered toward the ravine. Fernandez said the bus was overloaded with more than 60 passengers, 11 of them standing, when it fell into the ravine about 100 feet deep. The Giannutri Island is easily reached by ferries that leave from Porto Santo Stefano (Argentario promontory) all over the year and more frequently during the summer.

It is a period of travel in China with an extremely high traffic load around the time of the Chinese New Year. Celebrating their birth during the Spring Festival Period is one week-long holiday that puts pressure on the transportation system in the People’s Republic of China. Since new economic opportunities developed in the late 70’s in places far from people’s hometowns, massive migration of workers from rural to urban areas was observed. The number of Chinese migrant workers was estimated at 200 million in 2000, and that many of them return to their hometowns during the Spring Festival holiday. The number of passengers on board is still being determined. Another influence is the reform in Chinese education that resulted to the increase in the number of university students who study outside their hometowns. In “Flatliners,” four medical students experiment by having their hearts stopped and restarted again. In 2006, it was estimated that around seven million university students were among those who traveled home.

During the Spring Festival celebrations, the rats go home. That’s where this quiz comes into play, as we are going to test your knowledge of some typical home features. Other things you must remember to leave behind are your biases. “We guarantee that the culprits behind the fatal bus mishap will be held accountable,” he added. Then the rat person will have good flow of money from jobs and projects if one cuts down expenses and tries to save. The Chinese Zodiac says that during the year; destiny for one is controlled as long as plenty of hard work is put in it. Relatively, it further says that visiting religious places and involving oneself with charitable work and spending time with family members will improve the same. The Zodiac adds, “Success and progress in life are assured because of one’s charisma and pleasant disposition”, and that if one is not careful, financial savings will not be profitable. Also expect the months of April, July and October to be difficult, but the months of March, September and November will be enjoyable.