It was a nightmare that no one—least of all parents—would ever want to experience: 43 students from a rural teachers’ college in Mexico bundled off in police cars and turned over to hitmen of a drug cartel for disposal.
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.
By Neal H. Cruz
Another 20 innocent grade school children, aged six or seven years old, and six of their educators died the other day in America because another crazy man with a gun opened fire on them. This is the fourth mass shooting in the United States this year.
“Who has appointed you ruler and judge over us…?” (Exodus 2:14)
We, the Association of Major Religious Superiors in the Philippines (AMRSP), condemn the treacherous killing of members of the family of a B’laan leader who is opposed to the operations of Sagittarius Mines Inc. (SMI) inside the tribe’s ancestral domain. Three members of his family died while the youngest daughter was wounded. The massacre on Oct. 18, 2012 showed the heartlessness and ruthlessness of the perpetrators and criminals, members of the 27th Infantry Battalion of the Philippine Army.
The promotion of Church People’s Response condemns in the strongest terms the massacre of Capion family members in Tampakan, South Cotabato last Oct. 19. According to news reports, the perpetrators of the crime were elements of the 27th Infantry Battalion, Philippine Army, and the victims—two children and their mother who was seven months pregnant—were killed after the strafing of their family’s abode.