Editorial: Troubling nonchalance-A A +A
Friday, October 26, 2012
IT’S disturbing when your President choose to brush off the death of two children and a pregnant mother as a leftist propaganda apparently just to save face in front of the Australian government officials and Filipino residents.
The fact remains, two defenseless children and a young mother were peppered with bullets coming from government soldiers bought with people’s money and here our president does not even see the need to see what really happened?
More disturbing still because we know where the President is coming from… he’s nonchalance comes from the high trust rating he still enjoys. A person with such trust rating can get away with murder, it is up to the people to set the limits and call that person’s bluff.
There are three innocent lives snuffed out, whether it is the leftists who are calling for justice or not, there is still justice that has to be dispensed. Just imagine: Had the Ampatuan Massacre that will be marking its third anniversary been done by the allies, cohorts, and gun enthusiast partners of the president, will he be as nonchalant in dismissing it as a leftist’s propaganda? Does a crime need to be committed by the enemy of the president for it to be worthy of his time?
By the way he speaks in brushing off the massacre of a young family (and in several instances brushing off the malfeasance and misdeeds of his gun-shooting partners like former Justice Undersecretary Rico Puno), while constantly pounding on the sins of the past administration, that is the exact message he is sending and it is up to us to say, that isn’t the President the people brought to power.
The fact remains, soldiers killed an unarmed pregnant mother and her children, the military simply has to own up and make amends because in any way you look at it, that is plain and simple massacre whoever it is that is calling for justice.
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on October 26, 2012.