This blog post from GenSan News Online Mag is dedicated in honor of the over forty innocent victims of the senseless carnage which happened yesterday in Ampatuan, Maguindanao, in Central Mindanao.
Some of them were people I know and a good number were friends of mine from the media here in General Santos City. I could only cry in anger for what happened to them at first, but eventually I realized that I must pray for them instead and the families they left behind. Please pray with me.
I also urge you dear readers to pray for our land Mindanao which is once again tainted with the blood of innocent people…. and for the perpetrators of this barbaric act to be immediately brought to justice.
And while we are all waiting on how government will respond to this, please display a black ribbon in your blogs, Facebook profiles or wherever possible online, in remembrance of the Maguindanao martyrs and as a sign of our collective shout as people of Mindanao, “NEVER AGAIN.“