Do We Need This Sacrifice?
Davao Death Squad
Almost one year ago, I don’t really know the exact date, there were reports in the local tv news about students in Ma-a National High School doing pot sessions. A month later, one of my students got shot one midnight in NHA Ma-a. A bullet put a hole on his head and he died almost instantly. Most residents believe it was the work of the DDS (Davao Death Squad). Days later, we were assisting students believed to be in DDS’ hitlist to flee for safety. There were 4 or 5 of them I think.
After the incident, students are more aware about the danger of taking drugs. The danger I am talking about is to become the target of the DDS. The funny thing though is that NHA Ma-a, the place where it happened, still got plenty of people walking around the blocks or in sari sari store for a midnight drinking spree. People know they are safe when you’re not a criminal.
Those people end up dead, is it necessary? I feel so much safer everywhere I go in Davao because I know there are less criminals. Criminals are already dead. I don’t know but I don’t want drug addicts roaming the streets. I don’t want killings too. The best thing is if you are a criminal, just stay away from Davao City because its unsafe for you and if leaving is not an option, then I suggest you abide the law, get an education and find a decent job. Davao City is booming so its really not that difficult.
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