I woke up early this morning so I could catch and monitor the news about the 3 Filipinos who are going to be executed in China today.
Mornings@ANC had, as one of their guests, a former ABC Beijing chief correspondent and he gave very interesting insights about how the Chinese implement their laws and court decisions.
This afternoon, I caught the Ordinario family press con in the news and I was dismayed with the things I heard. I think it’s unfair for Sol Ordinario to say that the government didn’t do its best to save the lives of her sister and the two others who were executed. I’m sure the Chinese High Court dealt with the issue properly and according to what their laws are. Why does one have to use poverty as a reason for them not to be given all the help they deserve? For me, it’s very clear that everything was done. China just has the balls to stand up and implement their laws to anyone who are found violating them. I admire China for that. Let’s all learn from this. Dura lex sed lex. The law is harsh but it is the law.
Don’t get me wrong. I grieve and pray that the families will be healed in time. There are no words to console them who lost their loved ones. This is a big lesson for all of us. I just hope that the government will be able to address issues facing our OFWs and for our judiciary, may you be able to uphold all our laws no matter who the accused is.
Let what happened to the 3 Filipinos in China serve as a challenge to ALL our lawmakers and government officials to create laws that will enhance whatever benefits our OFWs have and protect them whenever they are outside our country. This is also a great opportunity for our airport and immigration officials to look into their current screening process to protect our country and our citizens from falling prey to these drug syndicates.
I pray that we will all be healed from this incident.
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