The unaware public (Pinoys) is not as worried as it seems on the impending danger of North Korea’s plans to launch a two-stage rocket between April 12 and 16 to release a satellite in space as they claimed. Filipinos are more concerned on the current problems of the country like the rising oil price and fare hike keeping every Juan and Pedro too preoccupied to accommodate a possible cause for panic.
North Korea said the first stage of the rocket is expected to fall in international waters about 140 kilometers off South Korean west coast. The second stage is projected to splash down some 190 km off the northeast coast of the Philippines. (source:www.inquirer.net)
Our country indeed is a helpless observer. There is nothing more we can do but to ask the aid of our foreign allies in preventing unwanted danger within our own jurisdiction. Our only defense on this matter is thru diplomatic means and pray that what North Korea is about to unleash will not be a topic for a doomsday scenario.
Concerned governments around the globe are converging to make ways to assure the safety of every ascertained nation that will probably be affected by Pyongyang’s predisposed scientific endeavor.
With the death of Kim Jong Il, no one knows what his successor plans to do. Everyone is at the moment waiting for the communist country to make their move while the rest are doing their best to be prepared for the unthinkable.
Contingency plans are already set to secure almost 50,000 OFWs (Overseas Filipino Workers) in South Korea if the crisis escalates. “Our embassy (in Seoul) is ready for a worst-case scenario,” Vice President Jejomar Binay said in a statement released by his office.
Until now, no one knows if what North Korea said is truth or bull. Our hopes are still high that a possible nuclear threat will be less of our worries.
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