show outrage: maguindanao massacre victims and families used as toys in political ping-pong
we think the press conference conducted by andal amaptuan jr., the principal suspect in the maguindanao massacre is an affront to filipino’s sense of dignity and a complete disrespect to the victims and families of the victims of the maguindanao massacre.
it was obviously a staged media stunt and the government allowed it to happen. in fact we think it could have only happened with the expressed complicity if not stage managed by the government itself and those who are in power who are against the candidacy of noynoy aquino.
there is no logical, no plausible and not even any commonsensical reason why the government allowed the press conference to be held. the topic of the press confernce :
- had nothing to do with the maguindanao massacre
- did not serve any positive purpose for the case
- did not seek to clarify or correct anything negative about the case
- has nothing to do with the judicial system
- did not address or put forward any wrong doing or mistreatment of the suspects
- had nothing to do with the case
what it was - the primary suspect thanked the DOJ chief agra and more importantly an announcement by the primary suspect of the massacre that their family supports the candidacy of noynoy aquino.
does the government routinely allow primary suspects of crimes to hold press conferences inside their jails? will we now witness a series of press conferences where suspects of crimes and criminals in jail will announce their support for the presidenitables and other candidates?
the government allowed or staged managed a media event that made use of the the death of the victims of the maguinadanao massacre and their families in a game of political ping pong.
37 lives were inhumanely cut, none of them and certainly none of the families of the victims and most specially the rest of the filipino people are interested to know who is the presidentiable the primary suspect is endorsing. knowing who the primary suspect is endorsing will not make our lives better nor will it make us feel justice has been served. and we are simply NOT interested.
ampatuan was given by the government a stage to say he is hopeful that aquino who is the front runner in this election if elected will give him and his family justice. those who allowed ampatuan to hold the press conference and say such things were all immune and did not care about those who were murdered in the maguindanao massacre, all of whom died for no reason and in a most horrific and undignified way.
with the press conference, the government gave the murder suspects a stage to play politics while the families of the victims of the maguindanao massacre continued to suffer and the memories of victims remain to be horrific, still embedded in their minds on how inhumane they all were murdered.
the government, the justice system and the jail wardens exist for the purpose of upholding the constitution and the laws of the country as they are duty bound to protect it’s citizens from harm. for this one – they catered to the whims and satisfied the primary suspect while the families of the victims were all left out in the cold, clutching nothing but pain, hurt and injustice.
for the government, those who staged managed and conceptualized the media stunt and the jail wardens:
- what good did it do?
- what positive benefit did we get?
- are we closer to giving justice?
- are we better informed about the case?
- are we more inspired to trust and believe in the justice system?
- are we better as a people?
what kind of people are those who conceptualized and staged managed the event? what kind of people are those who allowed this to happen?