It is painful enough to watch and hear about what happened in Maguindanao through the news. One can only imagine the horrors that the victims had to go through as they were shot and mutilated to death.
We believe that GMA and LAKAS-KAMPI created the monsters in Maguindanao. The explusion of the Ampatuans smack of politicking. The lawlessness and the barbarism that now prevail in the province has the fingerprints of LAKAS-KAMPI all over it, considering that all warring factions were party members supported unconditionally by the ruling party.
Who can forget the incredible 12-0 Maguindanao vote in the 2007 elections wherein LAKAS-KAMPI conspired with local warlords to make LAKAS stalwart Zubiri No. 1 in the province? Who can forget the burning of election returns by Lintang Bedol? LAKAS-KAMPI aided and abetted lawlessness when it allowed for the wanton disregard and flagrant violation of election laws in the area. They even rewarded their local partners handsomely by providing logistical support for their ARMM re-election.
President Arroyo and LAKAS-KAMPI created the Frankenstein monster that in the end massacred 57 human beings last Monday. The expulsion of the Ampatuans by LAKAS-KAMPI is an act that is too little and too late. If at all, it smacks of politicking and maneuvering for 2010 for their standard bearer, Gibo Teodoro. They now wash their hands of the grizzly murders. It will not bring the massacre victims back to life.
We believe Teodoro is ill-advised in this attempt to gain political points. The party which he now heads created the monster in Maguindanao and he, together with other LAKAS-KAMPI, is now part of the problem in Maguindanao.