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BREAKING NEWS / A Filipino family was murdered a few years ago in China
« on: August 29, 2010, 09:36:47 AM »
A few years ago in China...a Filipino family was murdered. Did you know this happened?
by Edel Sarmiento on Friday, August 27, 2010 at 8:40pm
So, after all this HK hostage hoopla, I finally found this.  I happen to know one of the daughters who survived this incident in Tiananmen Square. She was a school mate / ka-carpoolmate in college.  After all the drama that unfolded a few days ago, I remembered her and what happened to her a few years ago. She suffered the same tragedy, but did you hear any of it in the news? Did you hear Filipinos cursing and banning all travels to China? Did you see hate pages formed by Filipinos to the Chinese?  Are we judging the entire Chinese race for what happened?  Well, just my thoughts about how this whole thing was blown out of proportion.
Anyway, here's what I found, while I was reading the comments in the post "What do you mean, only in the Philippines?" by Trixie Cruz - Angeles.  This was posted by a guy named Ramon Sunico.
Just to set some perspective: something from a writer friends at a USIS-related group:
"The known facts are these:
On August 19, 2005, Emmanuel Madrigal, a Manila-based Filipino executive of the multinational Shell, was visiting Beijing on v...acation with his wife Vivian, his daugher Regina Mia, and two younger daughters. That day, they rode a tourist bus to Tiananmen Square, the heart of the capitol.
Upon arriving at the square, Emmanuel Madrigal was the first to descend from the bus, followed by Vivian and Regina Mia. A Chinese man wielding a scythe--in some reports it was described as a sword--suddenly appeared out of nowhere and hacked Emmanuel across his torso. He died on the spot. Theman also attacked and seriously wounded Vivian. He then slashed at and killed Regina Mia. By this time, bystanders were trying to subdue the man, and Vivian shouted to her two other daughters to get away and save themselves. Somehow the girls made their way back to the hotel. Vivian was brought to a Beijing hospital, where she died several days later of her injuries.
An Associated Press report still circulating on the internet states that the killer was Wang Gongzuo, 25, a farmer from eastern China's Jiangsu province. He was sentenced to death for the murder of the Madrigals and executed a few weeks later, in September. The AP report states: 'Wang's motive for killing the two is unclear. After the incident occurred the Beijing Morning Post reported that he had wanted to 'affect society using extreme actions,' but didn't elaborate."
Reflect on the parallels. A family of vacationers on a tourist bus: the Leungs and the Madrigals. A killer out to "affect society using extreme actions": Mendoza and Wang. A massacre in a public place of symbolic significance: The Quirino grandstand, where the presidential inauguration had been held just weeks before, and site of the civil society protests against the Marcos regime; and Tiananmen Square, since ancient times the symbol of the centralized power of the Chinese state, and site of the 1991 civil protests against the government.
In both incidents, the state failed miserably in protecting innocent tourists.
And there the parallels end.
President Aquino has apologized to the families of Mendoza's victims and conveyed his sorrow to the people of Hongkong, Chief Executive Donald Tsang, and Ambassador Lin Jian Chao. The Philippine National Police acknowledge that they botched matters beyond comprehension. Philippine legislators, ahead of their Hongkong counterparts, called for a full investigation. Philippine media organizations are looking to their own culpability in the affair. And masses of ordinary Filipinos, on TV, radio, print, and the Internet, are expressing collective horror, remorse and pity over the terrible fate of the innocent tourists, and bow their heads in shame before the Hong Kong people's sorrow and anger.
That is how it should be, that is only right. But.
To this day, five years after it happened, there is no public record of any Chinese official acknowledging the tourist killings in Tiananmen Square and apologizing to the Madrigals, much less the Filipino people, for the murder of Emmanuel, Regina Mia and Vivian. Not a single expression of regret that the Chinese police failed in their duty to protect the lives of innocent tourists in the very heart of Beijing, in the symbolic center of a state that prides itself most of all for its ability to control and contain disorder. There was a total blackout on the part ofthe Chinese press, and, according to another news report, government censors quickly blocked many internet sites where Chinese users had begun to post comments about the killing. So we will likely never know what ordinary Chinese citizens had to say about about the incident. Maybe some of them were actually sorry for what happened.
The closest thing to expressed regret was in fact the final reported action of the killer Wang, who waived his right to appeal the sentence of execution, and got a bullet in the back of his head.
To add to the horror, it would appear that the Arroyo administration was complicit in the silence. No public statement was ever made by the Philippine government regarding the incident. Unlike in Hongkong, no flags were flown at half-mast in Manila, and no three-minute silence was observed to mark the deaths of the innocent Filipino tourists. No demand has ever been made by any Filipino official for an apology, and for anaccounting.
A full investigation of the Quirino Grandstand killing is ongoing. But what of that other killing, also in August, five years ago in Tiananmen Square?

« on: May 10, 2010, 07:59:18 AM »
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Never before has a date in history been so significant to so many cultures, so many religions, scientists, and governments. A global cataclysm brings an end to the world and tells of the heroic struggle of the survivors.

Also Known As:       Farewell Atlantis Two-thousand Twelve
Production Status: In Production/Awaiting Release
Genres:              Action/Adventure, Science Fiction/Fantasy and Thriller
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Distributors:      Sony Pictures Releasing
Production Co.:      Centropolis Entertainment, Mark Gordon Company
Studios:              Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group, Sony Pictures Entertainment
Filming Locations:  Los Angeles, California, United States
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« on: September 23, 2008, 09:14:32 AM »
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DAILY QUOTES / Christmas Wish
« on: September 23, 2008, 09:09:55 AM »
unsa imo wish this christmas?
please feel free to answer and share...
please *walay bad words like boang
*walay ingonay na dili gwapa or gwapo
*walay ingonay wla brain.
*walay badlongay...
Salamat!  :-*

wish ko this christmas - camiguin trip, world peace and good health for everyone!!!

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