Let's restore perspective in this case.
It's too bad people are cancelling reservations and calling off investment plans in Bohol because of this incident. I respect the feelings of those who know Martin personally. But let's give chance for the legal system in the Philippines to run its course before we make conclusions.
Meanwhile, the rest of us who have no personal connection to Martin but are just as shocked--as all peace-loving Boholanos should be--should add our voice in prodding the authorities towards the swift resolution of the case. But please, let us not blow this incident beyond reasonable proportion.
Let me invite those who are considering alternative holiday destinations or investment locations, due to this unfortunate incident, to google under News comparable options. See what percentage of news today in these places are related to crime, conflict, disaster and negative events in general.
Just check out the first page of the google news results today and see if our findings agree:Chiang Mai
--out of 20 news items, 8 are related to crime, conflict, unrest, environmental problem, etcBali
--out of 21 news items, 9 are related to crime, conflict, unrest, terrorism, environmental problem, etc.Maldives
--out of 24 news items, 5 are related to crime, conflict, unrest, environmental problem, etcCebu
--out of 21 news items, 10 are related to crime, accident, conflict, unrest, etc.Bohol
--out of 20 news items, 0 are related to crime, accident, conflict, unrest, etc. (By the way, I'm not sure if this is negative news For sterner bite, anti-rabies workers get paralegal training
. Anyway, let's just give 1 point away.)
Sorry if I miss the mark by 1 to 5 points, but the internet is constantly updated and numbers can change anytime.
So friends, thanks for considering Bohol and deciding it's not the best place for you. I am sure you'll find your place in the sun.
By the way, just one last piece of unsolicited advice, please don't sink your money in Maldives, because this place is sinking fast into the Indian Ocean. Happy trip, have fun!Linkback: https://tubagbohol.mikeligalig.com/index.php?topic=18851.0