Wednesday, October 25, 2006

The Blood of a Fellow Journo

This text color for a blog article may be disturbing to some. The redness may connote death itself or worst REVENGE.

As I journalist, I recognize the big responsibility given to me. I also do not take for granted the rights that are in me and the rights of others. To fight for this right is my big obligation being a journalist and also being a human.

I stand on the reality that all people have its own living principles and every person has the right to express and share his own principle. What bothers me is the insignificant fact that people kill people because of differences of principle.

Cheaters are cheaters, and when a person declares that a cheater is cheater and the declaration is with basis, even the cheater kill the one who profess the cheater remains a cheater.

As you can see, there are several things that humans need to think about and to consider. Many times those considerations are powered by factors and motivations. Political power is one of the strongest and the most evil motivation that drives people insane. It can become even more powerful when such power is generated by money.

Here in the Philippines, people are killed because of money generated political power. The mere fact that the economy of the Philippines slopes down to the ground, its values on life is even more degrading and can be considered to be on the process of extinction.

The death of a fellow journalist, Ambo Guran is one of the proofs of the degradation of the life value here in the country. I believe that the death of this fellow was done by the military and ordered by politicians who are in great need of power and money. They are the politicians that hide raging evilness in their souls, politicians that are dressed like gods but rotten inside.

Ambo is already part of the 174 politically executed people here in the Philippines. Of the 174 (and counting) murdered are pastors, bishops, union leader, activists, students, journalists, radio commentators etc. In this country, being part of the Media is considered by the government as “destabilizers”. The information that Media men distribute are allegedly distracting to the credibility of the government. But that information is the truth.

The Government believes that the truth distracts the peace of the country. And they also believe that the truth must be hidden in order to erect the government even against the people. And as part of their hiding the truth, they must cover it with the blood of innocent people.

What is more controversial is that the Philippines upholds democracy; democracy in papers but not in real situations.

I know that this article will never be a good way to prevent this government from killing more people of this country. However, I believe as a journalist that this media is powerful enough to let people around the world that the government of the Philippines is no longer democratic.

The blood of my fellow journo is the reason why I write this. I just do not want that blood to flow and be wasted.

The blood of my fellow journo, Ambo is what keeps me writing and keeps on abhorring the government’s insanity.

As a Pilipino, I love the Philippines, but I can never love its government.

I urge you brothers and fellow journo around the world, look at the map of my poor country, look at it closely, and see the blue and green turns to red.


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