Thursday, January 8, 2009
Do you like this story?
Left side of the post shows the Facebook picture of Bino Dela Paz, that kid who was beaten up by adults during a heated argument at the Valley Golf and Country Club in Antipolo City (a few mins from Manila) which is quite near my home.
As in any heated story, this one's got two versions and the public and the media is quite into the situation as well. Whatever the real story was, the message to me is clear that a minor, a 14-year old kid to be exact was beaten up by adults! Not just one person once, but several men twice!
The kid suffered a blooded ear after the incident and I personally felt very sorry for the kid and am furious over those guys who beat him up.
I have befriended the kid thru Facebook and will try to get his side of the story. For the meantime, I asked for the public's opinion regarding this brouhaha thru Yahoo Answers and here is what the Best Answer looked like:
Golf is supposed to be a gentlemen game, but apparently the Pangandaman's DO NOT exhibit this character in their bones, they feel they have all the POWERS in this country and let all the people they encounter feel that, even in the supposed game where utmost sportmanship should be exercised which is why Dela Paz got irritated in their attitude inside the golf course.
When Dela Paz did got irritated by that and confronted the Pangandamams with this, instead of apologizing, they then manhandled this 56 year old guy and his 14 year old son, in front of his daughter. Would you even think this 56 year old guy have the power to go up against the Pangandamans and their guns with goons? Go figure...The Pangandamans should be REMOVED from government office IMMEDIATELY, the DAR Secretary may not have lift a finger to hurt Dela Paz, but did he do anything to stop beating the 14 year old boy and his father? or stop the fight altogether? NO he just sat there, enjoying and watching his sons and their goons beat the old man and his boy. Should that be an attitude and character of a government official? I believe a government official should be of utmost integrity which Sec. Pangandaman has not exercised at all in this incident and even encouraged his sons to let the people they are supposed to serve feel they are the powers that be and continue to be as arrogant as they are.
To Valley Golf, since they are allowing this to happen, sooner or later only the types of Pangandaman will be their members...all the other golfers will already shy or stay away from Valley Golf to avoid encountering the Pangandaman or other government officials like them who frequent Valley Golf.
Hope you reader will have a say on this untoward incident as well.
This post was written by: Jerick Baluyot
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