Tuesday, November 23, 2010

November 23, 2010 : A Day of Remembrance

    Today marks the first anniversary of the Maguindanao massacre, where 58 lives were trivialized by death, all because some members of a certain political family in the south sought to protect their dominance in the political arena of their town.

     Elections, though regularly held throughout the country, have thus far been questionable if it truly reflects the voice and the will of the people because poverty commands a much more convincing presence among the masses. Poverty subverts the electoral process to the country's true democratic and economic ruin.

     Being colonized for so long by different countries, we readily kowtow to those who weild power, rightfully or wrongly so. This makes me wonder, nasaan na ang duyan ng magiting? Will no new courageous and true public servant rise to give back honor, hope, and renewed patriotism to the Filipino people?

     Hopefully, the sacrifice of the 58 killed in Maguindanao a year ago today, especially of the unborn casualty of this reprehensible act, cry out to all the heavens, so that they may be meted out justice at once, and their kinsfolk be compensated for their loss.

     Eternal rest grant unto them, O, Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they truly rest in peace.

©CherWriter 2010.11.23

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