Ampatuan father and son were arraigned the same time in a court hearing yesterday. It broke my heart to hear one of the family members of the victims, Mrs Evardo, say this (0:37 in the video):
Syempre yung galit at inggit na silang dalawa nagkakasama samantalang ang aming mga, yung mga nabiktima naming mahal sa buhay di na namin makaksama pang-habangbuhay na.
The Maguindanao massacre will observe its second anniversary in November. That means two years of grindingly slow justice, which even when achieved, sadly and understandably won’t be enough.