Monday, June 29, 2009

“Down”: A Sad Note

Only a few days have passed when a prominent public servant here in the city, along with several people, went down to the ground, never to stand again; their lives taken away in the name (so they say) of the almighty politics (and Philippine politics at that).
It never felt this close. The feeling that claiming lives have been brought down as easy as borrowing VCDs and DVDs on our local video shops has never been this intense.
I am beginning to wonder if Rizal and other, about a century ago, also felt this atmosphere of uneasiness; when things around appear to be inhuman and selfish.
Whether they (the slain officials) have wronged people or not, this is not a proper way of exacting punishment; justice must be served the soonest possible time.

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