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« on: November 01, 2016, 01:44:00 PM »

EDITORIAL

In fear and shock

Philippine Daily Inquirer
November 01, 2016

It is that most dreaded knock on the door these days: the news that a family member has died, and in a terrible way—shot in the streets like a rabid dog. Worse, the unknown killers have defiled the body by adorning it with a crude cardboard sign branding the dead person a drug addict or pusher.

Dead people can’t protest, and so the tag will be murmured about, picked up and spread on the airwaves, and bandied about mindlessly by partisans on social media. The family in grief is lashed twice over—first by the brutal killing of a loved one, second by the cruel accusation that would never be proved or disproved.

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« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2016, 01:44:43 PM »

But there is something even worse: having two family members die the same way. Three months ago, Lauren Rosales was shot in the head in a jeepney by an unknown killer. She was a young woman of 26 who was “most emphatically uninvolved in the drug trade, enjoying her career as an executive assistant at a leading food company, a job she took after working at a call center,” wrote columnist Butch Dalisay, an uncle of Lauren’s boyfriend.

Lauren’s brother Petronio came back from the United Kingdom to join the family in its grief, and decided to stay put for a while to help follow up the investigation of her murder. The other week, he, too, suffered his sister’s fate—shot in the street as he was waiting for a ride home.

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« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2016, 01:45:24 PM »

The unspeakable injustice that befell the Rosales family has not roused a statement of indignation or commiseration from anyone in the government. Not from the Philippine National Police, whose basic duty it is to protect ordinary citizens from harm. Not from President Duterte, whose declaration of a war on drugs has led to an open season that appears to have emboldened criminals to litter the streets with corpses. And not from the esteemed rights champions of the Left who, apart from earlier statements calling for a stop to the wave of extrajudicial killings (but no denunciation of the administration with which it is now allied and which has enabled the bloodbath through its rhetoric and indifference), have not been heard from as the number of the murders mounts.

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« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2016, 01:45:54 PM »

Families who have seen their lives shattered by the violence are in fear and shock. Imagine what the Rosaleses are enduring. “Our dear, hapless Lauren wasn’t the only collateral damage in this offensive—it’s every citizen’s peace of mind, that spasm that now seizes you when a stranger turns up at your door or on your rearview mirror with malice aforethought,” wrote Dalisay. And now even Lauren’s brother is dead.

Amid the killing and dying, Filipinos are coping in apparently the only way they know how: with humor. For the All Saints Day holidays, a mall thought up “appropriate” decor—a faux cadaver sprawled on the floor, the requisite cardboard sign by its side. It has come to this: Death has become so easy and so common it is now a joke, a visual gag in gleaming malls where families and children gather.

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« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2016, 01:46:23 PM »

Or, as playwright Floy Quintos mournfully put it in a moving piece he posted on Facebook:

“I saw some souls the other night,/ moving sadly among masked revellers/ They did not delight in fistfuls of candy,/ or in good news from the distant shoals./ Their wails would not be silenced by the madness of the mob,/ or by the blaring promises of future glory./ They looked at me,/ and would not go away./ Not even when the parade of frantic pretender ghouls had passed.

“They did not ask much of me,/ these souls twice slain/ first by bullets,/ then by indifference.

“Asked the ghosts,/ Could I honor a memory/ of their dreams,/ or share regret for/ what they could have been?/ Would I call to them by name,/ and use no label?/ In the face of slander,/ would I mutter faint protest,/ a whispered aside,/ a break in the voice,/ a seething anger/ for all they had been denied?

“Not much, no?

“But I could not answer,/ for fear of the mob./ So, the poor things moved on/ increasing in number,/ but paler/ and fainter.”

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« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2016, 02:00:29 PM »

Collateral Damage

Butch Dalisay
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September 2016

IT MUST BE A SIGN OF THE TIMES that it took me at least a week to make up my mind whether I was going to write this article or not, for reasons that will be self-evident to any Filipino who’s lived through the past couple of months since the 30th of June. Several hundred Filipinos clearly didn’t—the victims of a bloody and remorseless extermination of suspected drug dealers and users purportedly sanctioned if not encouraged by the new regime.

It was probably just as well that I waited. I had a chance to simmer down—to indulge my fears, surely, but also to collect my thoughts and try to see beyond personal grief and rage to possibly even greater tragedy, and thereby to find solace in collective suffering.

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« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2016, 02:05:08 PM »

We found a picture online of Lauren slumped face down on the floor of the jeep, clutching her bag, and it was the most heartbreaking sight I’d seen, the pain of which Beng’s wails could only scratch at.

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My wife Beng and I were in San Diego late this July, visiting family and taking in the harmless lunacy of Comic-Con, when we received the numbing news that Lauren Kristel Rosales, the girlfriend of Beng’s nephew Gab, had been shot dead by a man as she was taking a jeepney ride to work. We found a picture online of Lauren slumped face down on the floor of the jeep, clutching her bag, and it was the most heartbreaking sight I’d seen, the pain of which Beng’s wails could only scratch at. I’d come across ghastlier crime scenes as a sometime police reporter, but this one hit home and hit hard; she was someone we knew and cared for, someone who occasionally dropped by with Gab and whom we shared Christmas lunches with. We had flown to the US for a family vacation, and were flying home to a family funeral.

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« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2016, 02:07:32 PM »

Lauren’s unidentified killer walked away and no motive was given for the crime, but it was hard not to place it in the daily continuum of murders—mostly of poor, young Filipino men—quite openly tagged though not claimed by the police as drug-related. Indeed, without any proof whatsoever, the tabloid Abante reported her murder in the context of six other gangland-style liquidations that same day of persons on the drug pushers’ watchlist of the Manila police.

That she was killed on purpose seems obvious—you don’t fire three shots into the same person by mistake.
 
Lauren, 26, was most emphatically uninvolved in the drug trade, enjoying her career as an executive assistant at a leading food company, a job she took after working at a call center; the closest she got to drugs was at the Carewell Foundation, where she helped take care of cancer patients. Her only addiction, Gab would tell the curious, was K-Pop, and the boy group F4 that she had saved up to fly out and catch in Taiwan; she was even studying Korean.

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« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2016, 02:09:06 PM »

So was she collateral damage in the new administration’s all-too-literal war on drugs? I’m not even sure if extrajudicial killing is the proper subject of this piece, because no one really knows, at least not yet, who shot Lauren, and why. That she was killed on purpose seems obvious—you don’t fire three shots into the same person by mistake. A theory went the rounds of social media that Lauren’s killing was likely another case of mistaken identity—which only begs the question, is there a “correct” identity in these affairs, an approved master list against which the day’s quota could be ticked off? Did someone have to scratch his head and say, “Sorry, boss, I got the wrong one, but I’ll make sure to get it right tomorrow?”

We find ourselves in the strange position of according Lauren’s killer and his handlers the presumption of innocence they never gave her.
 
Of course we can’t really accuse anyone. We may have our suspects, but we have no proof, and the breath that exhales those names could very well be one’s last. We find ourselves in the strange position of according Lauren’s killer and his handlers the presumption of innocence they never gave her. Unsurprisingly, the authorities have no leads. (When the family followed up the case, a precinct hand reportedly told them, “We have no gas.”)

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« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2016, 02:11:07 PM »

I know we’re hardly alone in this gray zone of grief and rage and fear; whoever put us there made sure we’d have ample room. Lauren’s wake was teeming with mourners, some of whom had similar stories to tell. We could imagine half a dozen other wakes—her unlikely companions in that tabloid report—that same night in that same city, perhaps in lean-tos along the street with a card game on the side, or in some dim parlor in the suburbs, with only a mother and a sniveling sister to mind the dead. Lauren had friends on Facebook and Twitter (inexplicably, someone—not the family—shut her FB page down); I’d have to wonder about the others, who most definitely won’t have an Esquire piece written about them and their likes and loves.

It’s a short step from a war on drugs to a war on words, from a war on terror to a war of terror, a war that will be driven by that most dangerous and most potent of narcotics, that same fever that inflamed Macbeth to wanton murder.

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« Reply #10 on: November 01, 2016, 02:14:30 PM »

It’s a class thing, to be sure and to be honest. Like many others, I found it difficult to relate to the tattooed and trussed-up flotsam that washed up along the Pasig, battered to anonymity. Even in horrific and warrantless death, grief and outrage will choose their subjects, settling on the familiar—until Death itself becomes the most familiar figure of all, visiting not just the drug dens and the back alleys but the Internet cafes and the suburban malls and the campus hallways. It’s a short step from a war on drugs to a war on words, from a war on terror to a war of terror, a war that will be driven by that most dangerous and most potent of narcotics, that same fever that inflamed Macbeth to wanton murder.

Our dear, hapless Lauren wasn’t the only collateral damage in this offensive—it’s every citizen’s peace of mind, that spasm that now seizes you when a stranger turns up at your door or on your rear-view mirror with malice aforethought.
 
If I speak in riddles, it’s because metaphor may soon be our only refuge. I’ve often made the grim joke that only journalists get shot in this country and that poets and fictionists never do (at least not since Rizal) because politicians and generals don’t read the sort of ponderous prose and verse we teach. But this isn’t a novel now, is it?

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« Reply #11 on: November 01, 2016, 02:15:55 PM »

No, it’s not. It’s nonfiction of the worst kind, a waking nightmare we can’t seem to break out of. Our dear, hapless Lauren wasn’t the only collateral damage in this offensive—it’s every citizen’s peace of mind, that spasm that now seizes you when a stranger turns up at your door or on your rear-view mirror with malice aforethought. We cremated Lauren, but there’s no rest for the living.

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« Reply #14 on: November 01, 2016, 05:51:38 PM »
mao ni paet aning war on drugs. daghan jud ang mga inosente nga ma angin. kadugayan ani, ma pareha ta sa mexico. citizens should stay home after 5:30 pm. dili na ka mo gawas sa balay kay mao ning orasa ang ting patay. kay kini gong mga drug cartels, mangita man pod ni sila ug publicity. para ma sulod sila sa headline sa newspaper.

hinaut unta nga ang pilipinas dili mahimong pareha sa mexico.

lisod ang kahimtang ni el presidente. damned if he does. damned if he dont.

kay ug pasagdan lang pod ning drugs, dili sompo-on, makalolo-oy ang pilipinas. si duterte ra man poy makahimo ani nga makig gera against drugs. grabe na ning atong kahimtang nga anha sa sulod sa bilibid nag manufacture ug drugs



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