Monday, May 25, 2009

Black Monday

I'm taking a break. From writing reports for our board meeting, from arranging interviews for a coming researcher, from preparing stuff needed for the coming days, sa pag-e-emote, from thinking about the birds, the bees, the birds, the birds ….

Because …

… the peaceful peasants' campout in front of the Congress was violently dispersed. For 40 days, farmers tirelessly manned the camp to push for the approval of the Genuine Agrarian Reform Bill. Truncheons and not land, water cannon and not rights, were the answers of House Speaker Prospero Nograles and the government's armed forces to their demand.

… Fil-Am activist Melissa Roxas and her two companions, Juanito Carabeo and John Edward Handoc, were abducted by suspected military elements last May 19 in Tarlac. Melissa is a cultural activist from LA and a member of BAYAN-USA. This morning, Melissa was "surfaced" but there were still no words as to the fate of her two companions. Even migrants and immigrants – the country's so-called heroes – are not spared anymore from human rights violations of this state.

… for the GMA government and her blood-thirsty butchers, it is a crime to be a Pitao. Just this afternoon, news came out that Evelyn Pitao, sister of NPA leader Leoncio Pitao was murdered at her house with her common-law husband. In June 2008, suspected military elements gunned down his brother Danilo Pitao. In March 2009, Leoncio's 20-year old daughter Rebelyn Pitao, a schoolteacher, was abducted and later on was found brutally raped and murdered. They were all civilians. They were all Pitaos.

When will being Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo become a crime?

Nakakainis. Nakakagalit. Lunes na Lunes.

Saka na nga muna ang birds and the bees, and the birds and the birds …


BIG.BAD.EJ said...

I'm overwhelmed at how you are so updated on political and insurgency issues back here. :) That's nice. Keep it up, dude. Hey, don't forget to watch the scandals. Hehehe.

blagadag said...

dont be so sad my dear baby aa. these bad things would end. butchers do age and become weak. remain strong. very soon, the pitaos together with the resistance movement would prevail and the killing machine of the state will soon be dismantled.

mel beckham said...

ate AA ang puso mo..

i wonder how PGMA would react to this latest news. as usual, parang sinabihan lang siya ng 'we are having pancakes for breakfast.'

bwiset! they don't need to do that to the farmers and rallyists. gosh, they're acting like grade schoolers gone wild. naexcite gamitin ang water cannons.

for someone like boy nograles leading the congress, don't expect that something good will come out of it.

Turismoboi said...

anong kalseng bird kaya inssip niya hehehhe!

Yj said...

mamamatay din yang mga hayop na yan....

Waterbased said...

Thanks for the updates..
Yosi muna tayo dude...:)

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