QUEZON CITY (December 6, 2009) — Yesterday, as the whole country was mourning and crying for justice for the loss of 57 innocent lives in the Maguindanao Massacre, the President of the Republic declared Martial Law in Maguindanao.
It may be viewed as a positive sign of action but UNTV continues to cry and rally for more concrete undertakings, to secure justice for the lives of Victor Nuñez, Julito Evardo, Mc Delbert Arriola, Daniel Tiamzon and 53 other innocent victims. The confiscation of the heavy armaments of the alleged principal suspects and perpetrators of the crime and their subsequent arrests can only be done with the iron hands of the government. Martial Law was declared but there is a period to its implementation. We demand a more formidable and lasting action. One that will instill fear and deterrence to any political dynasty having illusion of untouchability.
And so, we appeal to the people of the Philippines and to the world, not to waive our resolution for peace and justice. We are not going to let these 57 lives, or deaths, just be added to statistics. Although UNTV still feels the loss and the pain, we will never waive. We will continue to herald exactly what we have seen and heard as we firmly believe that in due time, God’s justice will prevail.