Agonizing envy

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):

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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.

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