The death toll has reached 11 now, after another victim died recently in a Makati hospital. More than a hundred were injured. These are the casualties of the recent Glorietta Mall blast last Friday afternoon.
Included in the list of fatalities is a nursing student from RTRMS Makati Medical Center named Janine Marcos. A dream to become a nurse – to be able to care for others – ended in a pointless way. The others who passed away must have their own dreams, too, for themselves and for their families, and are all gone now in an instant.
While the authorities are still investigating on the real cause of the incident, I can not help but think that this could be another terrorist attack to innocent civilians. Most of the time, the people behind such acts harm people who are not even connected with whatever their pleas are. They direct their anger and revenge to innocent people, who are just trying to make a living in a decent way. They only prey on people whom they know they can pick on, because the people they are infuriated with are difficult to face. These bombers are cowards then.
Let us condemn this act of terrorism, destabilization and unreasonable attack against innocent lives. Nothing can bring back the lives of those who perished. I just wish that justice be served the soonest possible time.
Let us also pray for the soul, and for the families of those who died and were injured.
Have a safe week ahead.