During the time of Marcos, countless persons disappeared without trace. Only God and the abductors know what happened to them and where they are now.
The Marcos era ended long time ago but the anguish and anger that was etched in the hearts of countless mothers, fathers, sons and daughters, relatives and friends who were left behind, will stay forever.
Twenty years after Marcos rule and numerous EDSA’s we are again hounded by fears that the evil ways of the past or the evil himself are back in our midst.
Look at these pictures. These are our young and intelligent children, the hope of our nation. They are missing because the attack dogs of some evil people (who loves harming innocent and helpless civilians) abducted them.
Dahil habang ang karamihan sa akademya ay pinipili para sa kanilang thesis ang mga mas “safe” na paksa tulad ng identiy, sexuality, citizenship at kung anu-ano pang chorva, mas pinili niyang mag-engage sa usaping mas mahalaga at napapanahon — ang usapin ng mga magsasaka.
Pumunta siya sa Bulacan upang manaliksik ukol sa kalagayan ng mga magsasaka roon. Dahil sa mga panahong tulad nito, ang mga intelektwal, lalo na tayong mga iskolar ng bayan, ay dapat pumusisyon. Dahil sa totoong mundo, ang mga tunay na nakagagagap sa reyalidad ay ang mga taong gingipit ng pamahalaan. — Ms. Jonnabelle Asis, Instructor, UP Dept. of Sociology
When Marcos was alive and until today, we held him responsible for the many involuntary disappearances and political killings that happened during his despotic rule.
I am asking you now. Who do you think is responsible for the disappearances of these two young ladies and (the countless) unknown people, and those who are killed and who will be killed for political reasons?
I am worried. I have a lot of reason to worry about. My only daughter is starting to come out from her protected shell. Her mind is being awakened by the harsh realities of Philippine life.
Sooner or later, she will have her baptism. Not through a priest inside the church but from the police outside the open street.
Today is a Red shirt day in her school. Today is the SONA of Gloria. Today, July 24, 2006 might be my daughter’s baptism day.
Oh God, please keep her and thousands of them safe.
LFS calls for release of Karen and Sher
RELEASE THE ABDUCTED UP STUDENTS, CITIZENS
Where are our students? – Inside PCIJ
Philippines – Amnesty International
The Human Rights Record of the Arroyo Administration:
Impeachment Move vs Arroyo to Include Killings