Vizconde Massacre: Is there justice in the Philippines?
The Supreme Court of the Philippines acquitted Hubert Webb and other six persons in the Vizconde massacre case today December 14, 2010 at 11 am.
According to Supreme Court spokesman Jose Midas Marquez, the court acquitted "for the failure of the prosecution to rule their guilt beyond reasonable doubt."
The Supreme Court has the final decision and no motion of reconsideration at this point. A reminder that this is not just murder of what happened back then, but killings of the three members of the Vizconde family almost two decades ago.
Last June 30, 1991, Carmela Vizconde, 18 years old, who was killed in her family's home and also were killed with her mother Estrellita, 47 years old and sister, Jennifer, 7 years old, who has multiple stabbed wounds.
Lauro Vizconde is comforted by relatives after hearing the Supreme Court acquittal decision in the said case.
If there is justice? We can rest in our laws here in the Philippines either a person is poor or rich who committed a crime. But, if money and power prevail, we can only say that justice is only for the rich people with it. Money and power talks even if it is a massacre. This is not just murder in this case but a massacre. Crime does not pay.
So, the question next is: How about the Maguindanao Massacre case? It is only be like the Vizconde Massacre. Do you think there is justice to it now? It is will erase into memory as nothing like all crimes here in the Philippines.
Requesting for prayers for the souls of Estrellita, Carmela and Jennifer Vizconde. Also, asking for prayers for our dear beloved Philippines.