Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Ampatuans seek refuge yet the State wants its own rido

ARMM Governor Zaldy Ampatuan, thru his legal counsel, Sigfrid Fortun, filed a petition asking the Supreme Court to stop the Department of Justice from arresting members of their clan. The Ampatuans say the DOJ has no right to arrest other members of their family without a warrant of arrest.

Ironic is'nt? That a supposed member of the family which placed the Philippines as one among many in the unholy gallery of the most violent countries in the world, is demanding a legal right.

I ask Zaldy---when your brother and father masterminded this gruesome massacre and your men arrested members of your rival clan, their supporters and members of the media without a warrant, did you listen when they protested?

Did you even lend a sympathetic ear when they probably asked you to spare their lives? Obviously, you did not. Police already dug up 62 cadavers, most of them rotted, mangled, and brutally and savagely killed. Men, women and children were massacred.

Zaldy, your brother did not need a warrant of arrest when he and his men stopped the victims' convoy and forcefully snatched them away from their cars. No warrant was shown. Yet, with impunity, your brother reportedly ordered their gruesome deaths.

The only language brutes know is violence. Those who resort to violence do not have the right to demand an imposition of any law.