Wednesday, November 25, 2009

It would have been idyllic

Photo: Erik de Castro/Reuters



It would have been idyllic, breathtaking even, to meet one's Maker under such a circumstance: the cast of the sun's morning glow, grass by your feet, the quenching view of long rolls of hills. It would have been a peaceful, melancholic death -- except there are 40 of you and 100 of them.

Women and mothers you never dared mentally undress now lay before you, their pants down, violated and raped. For some, bullets riddled their bodies. For others, it was a slash on the throat -- they silenced screams.

It would have been idyllic -- I wish it were idyllic -- but yes, it was breath-taking.

*for the victims of the Maguindanao massacre



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teridon said...


Two of our lawyers, Attys. Concepcion Brizuela and Cynthia Oquendo were murdered in the massacre as well.

Tomorrow, with hands fully clenched amid the weeping, we march to demand justice and the ending of the cycle of violence in Philippine elections.

Our UP Law community will be joining the activists in the march too.

Thanks for blogging on the matter.

Iggy said...


it's just so awful and despicable and sick. so many lives wasted over something so inconsequential. I still can't wrap my head around it. :(

amor said...


Gruesome. This is seriously the worst news I've ever read in MY lifetime. We must pressure the government to bring justice to the victims so that this issue will not be buried in oblivion..

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