Friday, November 27, 2009
A MASSACRE OF FREEDOM
Greetings fellows! I know, I know, it took me a long time before I make another entry again. A lot of things happened around and Little Quiapo fails to write something about those but this recent tragedy moved him to at least make an entry about it.
57 people were killed in a massive showcase of barbarism in Ampatuan, Maguindanao in Southern Philipppines.
Earlier, there were reports already that there was a kidnapping perpetrated involving more than 40 victims. Everyone was shocked when corpses of the said kidnap victims were found buried on what they termed as killing fields.
Television news made vivid description of the killings. Guns were fired on heads, faces and genitalias. Even limbs were seen missing on the corpses.
Clearly, its a politically motivated killing involving the ruling Ampatuan clan against their nemesis, the Mangudadatu Clan. But large number of journalists had been caught on fire being included on the 57 dead bodies.
This is a week of mourning not just for the casualties but also for for the death of press freedom.
When are we gonna learn?