Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Of Journalism and Dirty Politics

It breaks my heart to see the Ampatuan Massacre photos here, so I'd rather post the list of the victims do deviate the gore. It's a bit better to see names, than the actual bodies of the victims. Eeelp.

For someone like me, whose future profession is something what you call Journalism, it's beginning to get really scary out there. It's like everywhere we go, we always have one of our feet down six degrees below the ground. All we do is to be the fourth estate, safe guard and balance to make sure the public gets what they need. Why the brutality? Why do you have to kill the 13 journalists in the convoy?

My questions do not end here.

Ampatuans should never be allowed to run for any office ever again. I don't like ostracizing, but really, this is too much. Just for the sake of position, you go on killing people? What's with that position that makes you cling to it so much anyway? Money? Power? Is that how you want your constituents to follow you? By fear?

And the Malacañang, here you go again. Please, stop saying we'll make sure everything will be done in due time. WE DON'T HAVE TIME. Do the process fast. What are you waiting for? May 2010 elections, so you guys can utilise this to make yourselves look good to us voters? That's insane. You guys don't know what you are doing. It's like you're not condemning what happen by prolonging the pain and fear among the people, especially those in Maguindanao.

Vice Mayor Esmael Mangudadatu, I may not be a voter from your place, but I am supporting you all the way. You don't deserve this injustice. Your family does not deserve this much pain. If you do get to win, promise us that you'll never be like any of these people and do what is just and proper to your people.

Rest in Peace Ampatuan Massacre victims.

and future journalists, good luck.

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