No one has stopped China.
Death sentence has been meted out today.
Three Filipinos, Sally Ordinario-Villanueva, Ramon Credo and Elizabeth Batain received the most grave penalty after the Supreme People’s Court in China promulgated their punishment.
Even the Philippine government failed to save them. It was President Benigno Aquino III himself admitted that they can’t question the final decision. What the administration did was just appeal to China leaders, up to the last minute. Hopes for a miracle, prayers and tears overflowed.
But the destiny of the three Filipinos has been written. They are set to die through lethal injection. And they did.
At the height of our news coverage about the execution, I can’t help myself but silently cried and prayed for them. I don’t know these people but I can feel their grief.
I cannot blame China, but they are not God. Nevertheless, I admire their strict implementation of laws. That should also be a practice here in the Philippines to send a strong signal against criminals, local and foreign syndicates. To discipline Filipinos.
I cannot fully blame the three executed helpless Filipinos too. They are victims of poverty and lack of opportunities in the Philippines. But I want to express my condemnation to those who victimized and dragged them into such illegal activities.
There are so many things to be learned from this sad incident. It should be an eye opener for everyone, especially for the government to act now, sincerely and clearly.