Batul funeral in Palawan:“Ang mali ay nilalabanan, ang tama ay ipinaglalaban.”

June 5, 2006 at 4:23 pm Leave a comment

Another march, another funeral, for another victim of the violence that seems to grip society in its senseless wrath.

A few relatives have called asking me why have I been so prolific in my writing on this topic…

Dan Mariano – provided a answer in an old message from so long ago and a time of so much violence and injustice in 1930's germany.

"n 1946 a German Protestant pastor, Martin Niemoller, wrote: First they came for the communists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a communist;

Then they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a socialist;Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a trade unionist;

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—because I was not a Jew; Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak out for me……"

Report below on events:

[] … PUERTO PRINCESA CITY — Joined by a crippled man and a 65-year-old woman walking through the 8-km distance from the Immaculate Conception Cathedral to the Puerto Princesa Memorial Park, grieving relatives, friends and supporters of Fernando “ … []
More reports on background:

Slain broadcaster laid to rest
Journal Online, Philippines –
sadness over the killing of their colleagues, journalists from all over the country gathered in Palawan yesterday to give Fernando “DongBatul a fitting

Palace vows to punish killers of activists, journalists
Sun.Star, Philippines – He cited he case of slain former Puerto Princesa vice mayor and radio commentator Fernando "Dong" Batul, wherein one of those allegedly involved was a police
Journalists Bid Farewell to Slain Colleague
Bulatlat, Philippines – from cause-oriented organizations wore black today in various protest activities to bid farewell to slain colleague Fernando “DongBatul, a commentator

Journalists in the following cities and provinces are joining this
National Union of Journalists of the Philippines, Philippines – Puerto Princesa – candle lighting near DYPR station where Dong Batul was murdered. Friends and relatives will also have a candle

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