Flon Faurillo /
Was the Oct. 3 killing
of Bp. Alberto Ramento (Iglesia Filipina Independiente) a mere case of
robbery with homicide? This is what the Philippine National Police (PNP)
would have the public believe. Investigators based their conclusion on the
fact that a cellular phone and “an undetermined amount of money” were
stolen from the bishop, who was slain in his convent. But the dilapidated
convent in which he lived – a convent that could not even get its door
fixed – and the very bare room in which his body was found, speak more
than a mouthful of whether or not the act was worth it for anyone who had
only robbery in mind. What is certain is this: that freedom-loving
Filipinos were robbed of a prophetic voice of a man of the cloth who
followed Christ by serving the people.
Salungguhit literally means to
underline; figuratively, to
underscore or highlight.
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