Hi Bogs: Just want to share an experience that may influence how we view security in Manila at present. Last night at 7pm (Sept 26), I was at SM Fairview with the wife when I observed a commotion near the main entrance of the Dept Store. People -- shoppers with kids/salesladies/guards, where all wide-eyed and in panic mode. People were running back and forth -- nobody knew what was happening or where to go. Picture yourself in this situation with your wife and kids with you... The guards stood helpless and didnt know how to react. I asked myself is this a robbery/holdup, an amock running wild, or a bomb scare? Is there a "Beslan" happening now? I just pulled my wife near a large pillar and observed. We left the mall 15 minutes later without knowing what had happened. All through 10-minute trip home, I justified the need for a new 1911... As I found out the following morning, a top ranking Ex-ABB leader (Arturo Tabarra) and his companion were gunned down near the main mall entrance. This incident makes me think twice whether to bring the kids along when shopping. It would have been a traumatic experience for them had they been there with us.