One can’t but grow some antipathy, some contempt against Andal Ampaturan though he is still just a suspect. Parang bang walang interest sa nang-yayari sa buhay niya. Sa pagmu-mukha pa lamang ni Andal, alam mo na balasubas, walang paki-ramdam, walang puso.
Considering the mountain of direct and circumstantial evidences substantiated by the witnesses and their testimonies, not to mention his own misbehaving demeanor as a suspect, there is no way Atty, Fortun can convince the judge, the victims and their relatives, save for the Devil himself, that Andal is innocent of the heinous crime of massacre. To all those found guilty, only capital punishment can give justice to the victims. The mass execution- be it beheading, electrocution, or lethal injection- should be carried out the Muslim way: quick and dispassionate, televised on prime time for maximum impact on future heinous criminals.
Pompeyo S. Pedroche
New Jersey, USA