Friday, May 16, 2008

Bloody Murder

I saw the news article when it was forwarded to me in the office early this afternoon. But since I was busy, I didn't have the time to read it. When my husband picked me up later this evening, he mentioned about the robbery that became murder.

I was horrified when I read the whole thing, especially in the cnn article where they said that bank robberies are common in the Philippines but not this bloody. I'm affected maybe because I also work for a bank and this definitely will make me not want to request for a transfer to the branch near our house anytime soon.  

When I used to be in another department in our bank, I used to also look into branch operations and I saw the risk that they face everyday. Branch staff are even trained on how to deal with robberies and though how sad, I do agree with the CNN article. Bank robbers just comes in, declares a hold-up, gets the cash and makes the get-away. This is the first time in a long time that the bank staff were killed.

The family of the victims are in my prayers because until the murderers are caught, they will live their lives without any closure.


Norrie Blackeby said...

This is terrible news. We all have to face some risks in our jobs but hopefully not enough to end our lives. Do you think it is also an "inside" job as the bank did not open for business? Take care.

Rene David said...

Yeah I saw it also last night in the evening news. There were a total of nine people slain including one client. We are relly living in dangerous times. We just have to be extra vigilant at all times.

Nonie David Carluen said...

did i ever tell you about my hold-up experience when I was working as a teller for the anz bank? it happened to me twice but the second time i had a sewn-off shotgun pointed at me by a man wearing a balaclava. it was a very frightening experience and i had nightmares about it for a while. i supposed what i am saying is this happens in branch work and perhaps you could bear this in mind if you are thinking of changing to branch work. you will hear people say there is danger everywhere but believe me - danger is doubled when you are dealing with money because criminals who want THAT money you are holding do not see you as a human being but an obstacle to be gotten rid of. this is the voice of experience from downunder.

mommy cess said...

when i saw that on tv, i cried.