What’s in November 23 that makes me feel so special? Well this day reminds me of something that drives my way into the world of Journalism, the scruffy world of media. This day serves as my token, a promise that I should never broke, that I would be one of the most distinguished journalist someday.
Maguindanao Massacre then again proved the veracity and accuracy of media, that this institution is a body from which transparency is always implemented. That these practitioners have always been the guardian of truth and the eyes against lies to the point that if there’s no media, our social awareness was not as conscious as what it is.
Mediaman may die not because of their nationalism towards the country but because of their love for truth, for justice and for peace. Their payment for their profession is priceless compared to the risks they are facing when doing coverages. Some may skip their lunch to gather and broadcast the fresh news, they may be sitting in one place but their thinking and influence may reach and conquer the universe.
Maguindanao Massacre Case if not resolved and given the right justice will always be the good example of how anomalous our government is, how corrupt the system is, and how sluggish our justice system in the country is. The alleged suspects which are the Ampatuan will always be the icon from which the massacre is all about. The family who never wants to be terminated from their office, the family who served for decade yet their locality lies below the poorest of the poor.
Greediness this is the heart of the brutal massacre, to prevent media in leaking what they know, for political power, for money, for their self-interest and for their immunity. It’s undeniable that this world is been led by the wicked who controls his puppet leaders to disseminate his deeds.
These things may not be changed anymore, accept the fact that there are always risks that lies ahead in every profession we belong. This tragic event will always be part of our rich history, the history of mankind were we are carving our future in the present.
I’m hoping that ten, twenty or thirty years from now, I will be celebrating these 11:23 where justice has prevailed, because the truth turn out first while the justice still lies in the future. Truth easily comes out through our reliable guardians, but for justice I think it’s a long journey because man have created and implemented their own views on how crime and justice should look.