Executing goats instead of wolves

"Am I going to die today?"

They were told they were to die only Wednesday morning.

“I was the first one to see her,” Sally Villanueva’s younger sister Mylene Ordinario told radio dzBB from Xiamen, China. “We locked eyes and we both cried. She said, ‘What are you doing here, why are you all crying, am I going to die?’ She tried to console us. She said, ‘It’s okay. I have accepted my fate. I will be your angel and watch over you.’”

China normally does not announce executions. Amnesty International says China is the world’s biggest executioner, with thousands of convicts killed every year.

Batain, Credo and Villanueva were allowed to meet with their families for an hour before they were executed by lethal injection, in what turned out to be devastatingly emotional encounters.

“She was crying, she was partly incoherent. She had a lot of things to say,” Villanueva’s brother Jason Ordinario told dzBB. “She asked us to take care of her two children and make sure they finish their studies.”

Mylene Ordinario said that her sister was blessed by a priest, and “she said she wants to be forgiven for all her sins, but she insisted that she was a victim.”

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“Death cancels everything but truth." --Proverbs

Pondering on the execution of our three OFW kababayans in China who were convicted of drug trafficking. They were made to carry something by their supposed job recruiters, but unjustly instead, that thing carried them to their untimely death.

Between goats and wolves, I think those three OFWs that were executed may be consider as helpless sacrificial goats slaughtered in the altar of the wolves of drug criminals, and in the name of "law". Unless the efforts to fight international drug syndicates are intensified and focused more on the wolves, goats after goats will continue to fall like dead flies on the altar of what would become in time a grave injustice to humanity.