03 October 2010

Justice for the Victims of the Bar Salubong Bombing.

My father, my sister, sweet pea and I visited Raissa at PGH last Saturday. We brought her white roses and an  inspirational book entitled "Blessing in Disguise." Earlier last Thursday, Sweet Pea and I also visited Rainer our friend who was also one of the victims. We also planned of visiting JoKat but we were informed that she was not yet in a stable condition.

I really admire Raissa's  spirit - her condition is not easy. As you must have known, both of her legs had to be amputated because of that senseless bombing that happened while they were cheering for the barristers on the last day of the bar exams. We did not stay long. When we got there, it was almost past visiting hours. We knew that it had been a long day for her and that she also needed time to rest. She appreciated our visit and bid our farewells. As we left her room, I silently prayed that may Raissa, Ram, JoKat and all of the victims of this malevolent senseless incident get the justice they deserve.

 It will probably take a long time before I can get over the trauma of that bombing incident. Although I wasn't there at the site, I know a lot of the victims and could have been victims of that tragic day. For this, I vowed not to participate in any school activity that involves crowds forever. I think I should get counseling on this. Times like these, I also get reminded that there is really more to life than what meets the eye.  Life is too short -- there's so much we can appreciate in  life - every bit of it, no matter what, no matter how hard it gets.


*pic from raissa's tweeter.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

kung malapit siya sa akin, paano ko sasabihin sa kanya na tuloy ang buhay?

iniisip ko pa lang ... ang hirap :(

bakit kailangang mangyari sa kanya ito?

sana magkaroon siya ng lakas ng loob para harapin ang bukas

sana ituloy nya pa rin ang mga pangarap

khantotantra said...

it's hard to somehow say something to cheer up the victim lalo na kung masaklap ang sinapit nito.

Kung sa friend ko mangyayari ang ganun, baka anhirap mag cope at makapag get over sa trauma.

sana mabigyan sila ng justice.

pusang kalye said...

I hate people who inflict terror on others. kaya nga ang laki ng prejudice ko sa mga Muslims---pero sori kasalanan nila. that's the kind of picture they want people to remember them, one of terror and intimidation. san makarecover na friend mo soon

pusang kalye said...

btw. I would say---d90 parin!!!! go d90.

The Philippine Guild said...

yeah, senseless. after this, your friend will surely make her plight sensible with your help and that of her family and friends. such incidents are a small version of what the whole nation is up against.

glentot said...

This makes me paranoid too... Yes you're right, better avoid crowds. The world has never been a safe place.

RICO said...

their act is condemning. I condemn them. I hope your friends can survive this and i hope you're doing alright too..

I feel bad for whats happening in our country, somehow, it makes me think that our country is not a safe place to live.

claudiopoi said...

rah, punta ka pa din sa bar ops! sayang din kasi ang tradisyong yan eh. ng dahil lang sa bwakanangeshet na ay nagbago na ang lahat. i was always there before. ang saya pa naman sana. banda, beer, banda, beer, tapos madaming madami pang beer.

sana man lang managot na yung mga may sala at higpitan ng pulis ang seguridad. tsk. it's a sad day for all of us.

Sendo said...

sorry to hear that ur friend is one of the victims of the bar exam bombing...prayin for her and for the rest of the victims

Juliet Fiamatta Arst Capulet said...

Saw her on TV. Such an awful tragedy. She may seem all cheery around people but it must be really hard on her =(

LM said...

"There must be more to life than meets the eye."

Yes, true.

Unni-gl4ze^_^ said...

sad~
I admire Raissa she's a strong woman~~hope your friend and all the victims will be better soon~~
let's just pray for them,,,

iwas nlng sa mga crowded places rah~~~hope ok ka na din alam kong nagkatrauma ka din~~ingats~~~

kikilabotz said...

nakakalungkot nga yung nangyari kay raissa. pero bilib ako sa katapangan niya. muntik n nga ako maiyak nung narinig ko yung mga sinabi niya habnag iniinterview siya. na mas ok daw yung nawalan siya ng leges basta daw hindi pa nawla yung mga talent nia sa pagsusulat at pagkanta.

Chemae said...

RA! Is the Jokat you're referring to, Jokat Ledda? I hope not because she is my friend. :(

Rah said...

yup chemae si jokat ledda nga :(