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JUSTICE October 8, 2006

Posted by benj in National Issues.
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Last October 4, we had just come back from a preceptorial in Endocrinology when our class was devastated by news that absolutely threw us in a loop. One of our classmates’ fathers was in critical condition due to an ambush attempt. I’m not particularly close to this colleague, but of course, in the face of such developments, there’s an absolute sense of gloom that just consumes everyone in proximity. Someone is going through hell and you as an individual can’t do anything to stop the bleeding. You’re utterly powerless to what is happening and despite your intentions, there are no words nor actions that could even approximate something that would make things better.

Atty. Arnel Datukon, an adviser to the ARMM Governor and member of the academe in Mindanao was ambushed by scoundrels on two motorcycles. The culprits were allegedly clad in army fatigues and wielded automatic rifles. As of posting, there are still no leads to the case.

Is this really the type of country that we have? In a time wherein unity is essential in an area that is under threat from extrinsic forces, we have cowardly individuals who choose to murder helpless people who are simply trying to making a difference. It makes me sick, really – and the ambivalence of Imperial Manila to what’s going on in the South just doubles that.

Clarification: Army fatigues and police uniform mock-ups are all over the ARMM black market. It is widely believed that those responsible where not really from the military.

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1. ade - October 8, 2006

In a time wherein unity is essential in an area that is under threat from extrinsic forces, we have cowardly individuals who choose to murder helpless people who are simply trying to making a difference.

It’s sickening, really. We see no end to political killings. When will it end?

2. benj - October 9, 2006

ironically, I actually support extra-judicial killings focused towards the leftist movements.


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