The Killings Continue in Payatas
As the orphans are beginning to dance and sing and excited to go to school, as widows are starting to move on with their lives, the killings continue in Payatas. They are no longer in the limelight since these events are drowned by other events like Resorts World and Marawi, but we are still counting the victims almost everyday. Emery Brian, is a 37-year old father, went to buy food in the nearby market. He did not come back and the family waited for days. They looked for him in police stations. After searching everywhere, they found his name in one of the stations in Manila more than 10 days after (this was last week of May). The police record says, he fought back and engaged 25 policemen ("nanlaban"). Wow! 25 policemen against one poor unarmed person! His autopsy says that he was shot point blank in the head and chest. And before we left after our meeting with the widows, we heard that two others were killed last night in a street near the chapel where we celebrate Mass. I still have to visit them tomorrow. God help us!