Never Forgive, Never Forget
A message for the 6th anniversary of the Maguindanao Massacre
At first, this person, regardless of having its title smilar to what was made few years ago, conveys sympathies to the still-bereaved families of those who were being killed by the bureaucratic thugs last 2009. It also tells everyone that amidst pretensions of democracy, freedom, and justice, the system failed to put an end to impunity and injustice as it really benefited from it. The tragic events at Ampatuan, Maguindanao is one of the examples every Journalist, every Filipino hath ought to remember.
And regardless having culprits end in bars, there are those who are still roaming free and unrepentant in their murderous act. Their impunity tends to put down those who are committed in seeking truth from facts, as well as appealing people the reality that runs contrary to the system's statements such as those of corruption and poverty. Maguindanao then, and until now, has been wallowing in poverty, corrupt officials has still trying to keep firm in their interests as they toe down their exploitative acts.
There may be no issues of killings in that said province, but in other provinces there are men and women who end killed out of their belief that their work sets everyone free from the inconsistencies the system has trying to insist. The system may still coddle its murderers regardless of denying it altogether their involvement in such murderous acts, if not sacrificing their own thug so as to appear themselves "invoking the same word" as the bereaved families and friends of the murdered. If these thugs in uniform had sacrificed their victims to the altar of "order", can the system able to sacrifice their thugs as well to the altar of "justice" to appear they are committed? Anyways, since the "dawn of democracy and freedom" in 1986 until present there are incidents of killings of those who were truly committed in their devotion; call them "subversive" as any other rebel with a cause, but come to think that is seeking truth from facts a form of subversion? No wonder why the people has gone tired and yearning to take down the present system called "exploitative" and "unjust".
Anyways, today is the 6th anniversary of the said incident, and everyone has offered flowers, candles, prayers, and cries for justice. And this person, as well as others, appeal to everyone that being a journalist, a writer, a propagandist, is a serious task, and that is to seek and show truth from facts.