I Condemn the Ampatuan Massacre in Maguindanao

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“We can’t call him an animal because I have pets and they are tame. No, he is a monster. They are monsters” Mangudadatu on Ampatuan Jr. and his gunmen.

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I see it in Twitter, Plurk, Facebook and blogs. The outrage is all over the internet. No to Maguindanao Massacre.

Pat Dayrit a Twitter Follower gasps: Oh my god. The politics of this country is appalling.

A facebook friend posts at her wall: Mangudadatu told reporters, referring to Ampatuan Jr. and his gunmen. “My wife’s private parts were slashed four times, after which they fired a bullet into it,” he added. “They speared both of her eyes, shot both her breasts, cut off her feet, fired into her mouth. I could not begin to describe the manner by which they treated her.”

I condemn this brutality. I feel so much for the families who lost their loved ones in the Maguindanao massacre. I weep as I see the mutilated bodies in photos . How do they even begin to comprehend the immensity of their loss? Such unfamiliar territory . There are no words to express my utter disbelief that this could happen in a democracy.

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  • Eli

    This is horrible, too much to describe with words. My sympathy goes to the Philippines

    • the outrage of the people have at least placed pressure. Something was done today. Ampatuan was formally charged. I hope the next step is to bring the men involved with the massacre

  • jane

    Sad, sad. I agree, they should be called monsters than animals. Animals won’t even do such atrocities.

    These are devils

    • animals attack when provoked or hungry and theses men were neither hungry nor provoked. They are just disgusting monsters.INHUMAN

      Ampatuan should provide a list of these men to the NBI

  • AL

    Do you think the situation is just too good to be true? I mean like a free web hosting. we thought its totaly free but behind is something we dont know!. Maguindanao is very hot when election comes, not only to the voters but also to the candidates. Maguindanao is a candidates dream, why coz they can easily manipulate the voters there. Just Like last election Lacson got zero. and Gloria knockdown da king. If you have the maguindanao’s blessings that would make a difference. What if behind of the troubles in maguindanao was not only responsible for the Ampatuan and Mangudadatu but also those politician running in high places in malacanang. And to those politician who wish to have absolute power this coming election. Ampatuan and Mangudadatu are just puppet! now where are we going to start if we want changes in the promise land?

    • it is not surprising at all. Ampatuan was praised because of their role in handling MILF situation in Mindanao. The adulation went to their head. I think even Loren Legarda praised them.

      • jazzed

        WE can praise someone for a job well done but that doesn’t mean SLL has something to do with the carnage at all. She may have a good connection with those people yet according to accusation Ampatuan did it for their political interest. If we’re going run for a position, we won’t do such thing that could damage our reputation. None unless, it’s within Mindanao where datuism is very implemented. We should utter such names just to come out with a better point of view with the situation.

  • Martha

    I grew up in Mindanao, luckily in the more peaceful parts of the island, but my father was a media man and he lived and breathed his profession. Our family encountered several death threats because of his editorials against corrupt politicians fortunately none of it were carried out successfully. The Maguindanao massacre is not something out of the ordinary, it’s just that this is the first time the whole world has seen and heard about the violence of the political environment in our beloved Mindanao. For decades, clans and even whole villages have disappeared in the name of politics, and rido is normal, rido is the law even among non-Muslim communities, national-level politicians take advantage of rido, that is the reality there. The media have always been the guardians of the powerless in Mindanao, the voice of the powerless. The Maguindanao massacre is an unspeakable horror but the death of those journalists at least was not in vain, without them the whole thing would have been written off by authorities as just another clan war, but now the world knows what it is like in Mindanao. Now that the world has taken notice perhaps peace will come at last to the promise land.

    • the massive number of journalists involved and other innocent bystanders was just out of proportion.

  • Ytes

    Backhoe driver could be dead.

  • yoyoyoyo

    this is like worst than disguist!!!!they should just go straight to hell forget the stinkin trial just shoot their asses.these ampatuan people are realted to the devil aren’t they?gosh were they that afraid of losing the election??
    anyways i smell something fishy.i think that once the trial begins more flies will come down.flies from the most unexpected places.the trial better not be rigged or else!

  • Anne

    I am only 14 (no really, I am) and I really shouldn’t care about politics since I’m not going to vote yet. Unfortunately, my class discussed about this.
    I was unutterably disgusted with this dreadful news like I want to shot myself after hearing it. My desire to shot myself got worse when I read the articles online.
    Even though using the word ‘cruel’ is an insult to me, (surname issues)I can’t help but say that’s so cruel and so inhuman. They’re beasts! Monsters! Devils I say!
    I really love my country so much but this news is an absolute insult to me as a Filipino. Even though I wasn’t direct involve with the massacre, I am deeply disgust on how my fellow countrymen do such a heinous thing to their follow countrymen. They don’t deserve to have the nationality “Filipino” in my eyes since they have deep insulted my Filipino heritage which I am whole-heartedly proud of with their own sins.
    I do pray and hope that the journalist and mediamen, the Mangudadatu and the families they left behind with find justice.
    Even though I am a Christian, I want them(the murders) to suffer the worst for the rest of their lives until their dying breaths…even if it is not the death penalty.

  • That massacre on Maguindanao was a complete disgrace. It was inhuman. Those people did not have the right to take lives out of innocent people, even women and children. I am 15 and a Filipina too, and I believe that we all should be aware about the ongoing tragedy thats happening around us. Lets pray for those who passed away, and for their loved ones who was left behind.
    .-= cjaskaofficial´s last blog ..So i’ve decided.. =-.