Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Valentine sadness

I was so sad the whole day today when I found out that one of my former students at the Asian Institute for Liturgy and Music, Rex Evangelista, was killed in a robbery/holdup just a few meters away from his house in Proj. 2, Quezon City. The last time I saw Rex was during the performance of Te Deum with the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra in November last year. These leave takings are really very painful for me, so much so that as much as possible I don't go to wakes and funerals if I can help it. With Rex, I can't help it. I just pray that he is with our Lord already, and that his killers will be caught.

There were also several bombings throughout the country today, Valentine's Day 2005. When will the terrorists know that it would take more, much more than their pitiful bombings to scare the Filipino nation? Tayo pa, na napagdaanan na ang lahat! Bawat mikrobyo ng buhay ay nakuha na natin, bawat lason, bawat dumi, bawat kabulukan sa gobyerno at sa moralidad... nadaanan na yan ng Pinoy! Tapos papakitaan nyo kami ng binobombang bus?!? Pakiabot nga ng patis...