In the wake of yet another mass shooting in the United States, this time made more horrific by its target—children, 20 of whom died in the hail of bullets, all of them aged six to seven and each one shot multiple times—quite a number of Filipino netizens took to their Facebook or Twitter not only to voice shock and sadness at the tragedy but also to harrumph rather indelicately.
By Juan L. Mercado
“There are no words for this,” Washington Post’s Alexandra Petri wrote after a gunman mowed down 20 kids at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, USA. Their ages ranged from six to seven years.
This refers to the Oct. 18 editorial, “Guns, guns, guns.” On most occasions that I celebrate a young person’s funeral, I ask the cause of death and I’ve been hearing almost the same thing: “Nabaril po.” I am very concerned about guns. That’s why I have been following the news and comments about the SM [...]
By Neal H. Cruz
Joke only: A Llama is a handgun. But a Llamas is an AK-47. * * * Because of the AK-47 found in the vehicle of Presidential Political Adviser Ronald Llamas when it figured in an accident on Edsa (Llamas was away in Switzerland), the talk at the Kapihan sa Manila at the Diamond Hotel last [...]