Three Years of Darkness: The Color of Impunity

                Heinous, Gruesome, Inhumane, all that we can label for the mass killings in Maguindanao way back November 23, 2009. 58 casualties, more than 100 witnesses, 196 perpetrators, 106 fugitive still at large, 2 witnesses stand before the hearing and yet 0 found guilty. Exactly 3 years from now, the relatives of the victims cries foul for justice. 

       Black, the color of impunity. Years of being doomed and scouring for the light of justice. The international community condemned this historic man slaughter, the bloody election-related crime in Philippines. The local media commemorates the mass killings in Maguindanao, offers prayers, and protesting to serve justice. 


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    These are the faces of the media victims of mass killing in Maguindanao, There are 32 media men confirmed dead. The Int’l Press Freedom Watchdog Committee to Protect Journalist (CPJ) coined Philippines as “the world’s worst place to be a journalist”. 

    Today, some were saying it could take 18 years before the judge come out with the decision. Others are 55,000 years, Yes, you’ve heard it right. 

    Is this the type of Justice system that we have in our country? The master mind behind this massacre still enjoying the taboo while others are still shouting for justice. It only proves that the judiciary system in our country fails to deliver fair and balance interpretation of the law. The impending hopes of those relatives of the victims still shattered by hues and waiting for somehow, someone will shed a light. Now that the election is nearing, I solemnly pray that Filipinos vote for a right man, a true hero of today’s generation. A man who can give justice for those who are killed by impunity. I encourage every Filipino to vote. It is more than our right, but this is our power to move our nation. Don’t be frightened to tell the truth. It is the right time to speak, and spread the illegal act made by our government. Remember, that the massive killings in Maguindanao was reported by a citizen. So, don’t belittle yourself, Cause you have that power to defy the darkness, the color of impunity.



War: a massacre of people who don’t know each other for the profit of people who know each other but don’t massacre each other

-Paul Valery



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