A flashy Ferrari bumped in the neighborhood.

Philippines
February 3, 2011 8:28pm CST
Ace broadcaster Mike Enriquez choked while reading the news flash report... a red Ferrari skidded somewhere in the EDSA area, and it bumped into a gutter after a sudden spin that brought the red race car into the other lane... and into a halt. The driver was fetched by a woman sporting a BMW... but by this time, the MMDA traffic enforcers were in the scene, respecting the request of the owners to cover the Ferrari. The damaged Ferrari was later towed by the owners friends... And the woman was caught on media cam holding a thousand peso bills while talking to the traffic enforcers... Guys, what do we make out of this story? How often do you see a Ferrari? Ooops, I have not seen one anyway. I would also choke like Mike, I guess. But believe it or not, it was in our neighborhood.
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@jhaidro (879)
• Philippines
4 Feb 11
It is not often that we see good cars here running around the streets. Back here in Davao, they say that there is a Ferrari however I have not seen it. I have seen a black jaguar thou. But I think that it is impractical to be driving around the streets in our country with a luxury car. The risk of it getting scratched is just too high. We have such narrow streets. An SUV barely even fits. Sporty luxury cars are a bit small, yes, but they are a bit wide because of their engine. Parking it is another issue. Even just modified import cars are at the highest risk of having damages after just a couple of minutes of parking it. People just do not care of how you may treasure your car. Street vendors as they hang around waiting for customers tends to sit on them at times. That just hurts. The issue of cars being stolen is another thing. Wow. Owning a car is just so complicated. It brings a lot of comfort driving one but being in tight situations is a lot of pressure.
• Philippines
4 Feb 11
A thousand and one automobile problems, huh! But I am beyond scratches inflicted on my car. I mean I have learned to live with the artwork they put on my vehicle. It's the poor's way of saying, here I am hungry and all you think about is a scratch on your car. So I let it be, though I do not condone it. But definitely, these expensive cars are not for Philippine roads. It is just obscene.
@jhaidro (879)
• Philippines
4 Feb 11
That made me thinking. Yeah, that could the case. I surely feel for the poor. But sometimes, even being in their situation, they are rude at times. Not anyone driving a car has a tone of money. As I wait for the green light, almost always someone would come over to ask for something. I wanted to give but at times I can't. Sometimes the money I have in my pocket is not even enough to pay for gas. When you give out nothing, better roll your windows up, you might have spit all over your face. That is just not right. I would rather drive my scooter to go around and no one would approach you in the middle of the street.
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• Philippines
4 Feb 11
Well said. The elite is just the tip of the ice berg. The bulk is us, underneath, with barely enough cash to buy 5 liters of fuel. Do take care using the bike. Keep the helmet tight at all times. And a prayer to Archangel Raphael each time you ride is a must.
• United States
4 Feb 11
Yikes! Sucks for the owner. Ferraries are expensive. Thing is, most people in the U.S. don't buy those anymore, they are old school. I like the Dodge Challenger, and I want one in green with two black stripes down the middle. The actual name for this car, if y'all have seen Ben 10: Alien Swarm is "Kevin's Car". That is such a sweet ride.
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• Philippines
6 Feb 11
Now we are talking! Do continue, I am listening!
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• United States
6 Feb 11
Yeah, that's the kind of car I want a Dodge Challenger. Also, if I had one, I would put a car alarm on it, and I try to keep it hidden until I take to the local comic conventions.
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@beamer88 (4268)
• Philippines
4 Feb 11
Yeah, that is something of a shocker. I've only seen one Ferrari in my lifetime and it was only a glimpse 'cause I was driving on the opposite lane. A 1,000-peso bill? Maybe it's just a way of thanking the MMDA people for not doing anything to the car or something. I don't know but I do that sometimes. When my car suddenly broke down while I was driving on EDSA (for non-Filipinos, it's the main road that traverse the whole metropolis in Metro Manila), an MMDA official helped me pushed it to the emergency bay until my auto club could tow it to a service station. I gave the MMDA person a 200-peso tip just for helping me out. He didn't ask for it and he tried to give it back but I just insisted that he keep it.
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• Philippines
4 Feb 11
beamer, you were grateful for the help, so there's nothing wrong about expressing your gratitude to a helpful person. A wrecker costs one thousand to one thousand five hundred, so that enforcer probably thought you have no money and helped you. But this Ferrari incident is another story...
@beamer88 (4268)
• Philippines
4 Feb 11
Haha. I know, it's a bad analogy. A CRV can't compare to a Ferrari :)
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• Philippines
4 Feb 11
What caught my attention was when the lady handing over money to the traffic officers. Does that me she's "buying" the traffic officers' silence --- either about the existence of the incident or the existence of the Ferrari? Guess this country will never be reformed!
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• Philippines
4 Feb 11
Patricia, there is always hope, and one day, this country will rise from the ashes. As we are peeved by corruptible officers in uniform, more so must we be disgusted by those filthy rich who make the bribe. The crime is committed with two parties involved...
@jhaidro (879)
• Philippines
4 Feb 11
Our men in uniform sometimes if not most of the time are eaten by the thought that they have the authority. They tend to be superior to everyone or even everything. Yes, they have the authority but it should be used the right way. The situation is like this. They tell you to do something. They do not ask. It is a bit rude that way. I think it should not be that way. Hope the system gets better.
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@ybong007 (6659)
• Philippines
4 Feb 11
From your own neighborhood hmmm.. sounds like you know the driver.
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• Philippines
6 Feb 11
Negative, 007, I just happen to frequent the area when I can. The Fort is a good place to do some walking...
@EdnaReyes (2628)
• Philippines
4 Feb 11
This is an excellent proof that avarice is present in our society. Imagine a Ferrari in EDSA while ordinary people are fighting in the street because of confusion in fare hikes. Imagine, seeing a Ferrari in EDSA while commuter in MRT and LRT are in the shadow of waiting for the big increase in fare. I think I can relate to those feelings. One handsome Ferrari in our neighborhood, oh, I will choke,too!
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• Philippines
6 Feb 11
Avarice, corruption, and the discrepancy between the rich and the poor. Yes, we have so much to fix in our society...
• Philippines
4 Feb 11
Really? When did this happen? I better check the news... Anyway, Ive seen Ferraris for like, just 15 times in my entire 26 years, and most of them were in the US. Not too many Filipinos own this expensive luxury, let alone afford it. Hmmm... The woman was holding money? Well it's pretty clear that it's supposed to be for bribing... And she's in a BMW? Another clear indication that the family is rich, and probably influential. Oh well... which part of EDSA is this? The driver was most probably drunk.
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• Philippines
4 Feb 11
Hmmm, the accident happened somewhere in Ortigas yesterday morning, around 6, just before the traffic accumulated. The owner begged the traffic authorities not to touch the car and asked an auto association to pick up the fated car. It was brand new and the driver just borrowed it from the owner. They were siblings, the news said.
@Sanitary (3969)
• Singapore
8 Feb 11
I've seen countless ferraris on the road as well as some other high end sports car. I'm not actually a fan of those cars, though it feels thrilling to sit in one though. It's a great feeling because of the attention it gets, wherever we go, be it inside the car, or standing next to the car. However, the noise is too loud and it bothers me, which is why i don't really like it.
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@dorannmwin (36695)
• United States
7 Feb 11
I will admit that I've only seen one Ferrari in my life and that was one time when we were going up to Cincinnati to visit family that lives up there. Don't get me wrong, they were definitely driving the car like it is a flashy piece of equipment. However, I really don't think that the rest of the story jives with anything that would really happen. I could be quite wrong here though because it is the truth that anything can happen at any time.
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