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A REPLY TO SUMMARY EXECUTIONS by Fr. Shay Cullen

June 2, 2014 · 

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A REPLY TO SUMMARY EXECUTIONS.
Fr. Shay Cullen
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The comments of Ramon Tulfo (Sat 24 May 14 ) writing in support of the summary executions, murder by death squads in Tagum City, of people judged guilty without evidence or trial is outrageous. They are marked for elimination, sentenced to the death penalty by assassination, at the whim of some government officials sending text message to kill.

His comment and opinion ought to be rejected and denounced in the strongest terms as totally unacceptable and unworthy of  the Inquirer and every decent human being. The Human Rights Watch research and report, “A Shot to the Head”  and the Youtube video of former hit men confessing their crimes indicate that as many as 298 people including children were murdered by summary execution in Tagum. And we know summary execution is common elsewhere in the Philippines.

Mr.Tulfio asks who cares anyway? and I want to say that I care, the families friends of the hapless victims and all good honest citizens of the Philippines care and millions around the world.

Summary executions of priests ,pastors, street children, human rights workers,media practitioners  is so common that no one is safe from the hit men. The statements of Mr. Tulfo, the Inquirer columnist who wrote in support of them are truly shocking and revolting.

Since some government officials are part of these assassination squads and the national government has to date no reaction against them or power to end the murders it seems to be official government policy to  deliver the Shot to the Head.

Father Shay Cullen

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