Exclusive by Raïssa Robles
A Valentine’s Day greeting is etched on the rooftop of the Social Security System (SSS) building for everyone to see all the days of the year.
I wonder if a lovesick carpenter drew it while making repairs.
Or perhaps it’s pieces of furniture arranged into this drawing? I don’t know. All I know is that it was captured by Google.
I wonder if SSS officials know that they work inside a building adorned with two hearts speared by Cupid’s arrow.
And so yesterday, I phoned the Public Information Office (PIO) of SSS to inquire. The people there were as mystified as I was why two hearts were drawn there. I could not reach Ms. Marissu Bugante, vice-president for public affairs of of SSS since she was out of town.
Maybe its’ a sign meant for aliens to see – with their more sophisticated telescopes trained on the earth light years away in the farthest section of the galaxy. I wonder what they would make of the sign. Would it be ominous, meaningful or welcoming to them? Because the arrow could look like a crude drawing of a missile, too. Would that mean – aim your weapon here?
For earthlings who are aware of this western symbol, this sign of everlasting love is almost universal, thanks to Hallmark greeting cards and Hollywood.
It was my hubby Alan who accidentally saw the drawing while googling another building in the area of SSS.
Here, he said generously. Why don’t you write about it?
And so I am. While I’m not big about observing Valentine’s Day – which I believe should be celebrated everyday – I will make an exception this year and greet everyone a Happy Valentine’s Day.
I hope it’s still there.
Now that SSS knows it’s there, I hope it doesn’t erase the sign. Instead, they could celebrate it and include it in their promotional ads.
You can view it yourself by clicking here.
@ I hope it’s still there
Yesterday when they were young …^&%$#
Oh shoot,……never mind. I don’t want to be the most hated in this forum……LOLx5
SWAK NA SWAK PA NAMAN ANG LYRIC!!!!!!
A MESSAGE/WARNING SIGN? * WHY ON SSS ROOFTOP? * SSS SIGN OF THE BEAST?
Two Hearts one on top of the other >>>>>>>>>>>>> A male and a female having Sex
Sex produce people>>> The only way to sustain the biggest ponzi scheme of all>>> Social Security System
Social Security System>>>>>>SSS >>>>>>>>SEX SEX SEX sa visaya vernacular is SIX SIX SIX >>> or 666 LOL
Arrow has a doubling meaning>>> missile/phallus >>>>>too much/too less irrespomsible 666 >>>the system will collapse.
Caveat to Filipinos:
Here in the States, Social Security has become the reverse third rail of government finance: Don’t touch it, and America’s economy dies. It’s the biggest problem of the U.S.government today! It metamorphosed to an…….ENTITLEMENT (SYSTEM) CULTURE.
I thought it was a pair of chicken snitzels, pierced by fork, he, he.
The hours I spend with you I look upon as sort of a perfumed garden, a dim twilight, and a fountain singing to it. You and you alone make me feel that I am alive. Other men it is said have seen angels, but I have seen thee and thou art enough (george edward moore)
Happy valentine to all ageless lovers like Erap and me. Age doesn’t matter – but performance does. hehehe
Sixty-plus Souls Spirited away…
A piercing arrow for the pain
Still…two hearts must embrace
For peace to always remain
To all CPMers and guests,
will be strong at Marikina Motels Fault! PagAsa
says it will be up to wee loving hours past midnight!
Happy Valentine to You All!
Happy Valentine to You and Alan!
Gasper the friendly ghost must have
taken over Cupid and did that on the
Thanks Leona. I hope SSS doesn’t have ghost employees
Happy Valentine’s day to all!!!!
Ancient Mariner says
Raissa, Happy Valentines Day to yourself and Alan and to all the CPMers.
Thanks for the kind wishes, we need more days of love and peace. And justice and accountability.
That is refreshing indeed.
HAPPY VALENTINE TO ALL — YOUNG AND OLD — BUT ALWAYS YOUNG AT HEART, AS WE ALL ARE AT CPM!
Ancient Aliens yata gumawa nya :)
May Saint Valentine touch the hearts of all war making people in order to realize how wonderful to live in a simple and a loving atmosphere “all the days of the year”.