Larry Buenafe, a fish vendor who was hit by an improvised explosive device planted by the NPA in Davao City. The incident that was condemned by no less than Davao City Mayor Inday Sara Duterte.
Here is the emotional Statement of Mayor Inday Sara Duterte on death of Larry Buenafe who was in coma for 5 days:
It is a sad day for Davao City.
I am sorry we lost Larry, a victim of delusional people living in an alternate universe who are now celebrating their so-called victory against oppression.
But it is a celebration that means nothing except grief for the true victims.
Larry was murdered by people who think that it will make a difference if they punish the Lorenzos by burning their factories.
It did make a difference, but definitely not to the Lorenzos because their wealth is still there, tucked safety somewhere. Of course, their business issues do not in any way affect their lives.
The attacks, that so-called punitive actions to dispense social justice did make a blowing, heartbreaking difference — to a widow, to a daughter, to a son.
It also did make a difference to the hundreds of employees of the company who lost their jobs.
Larry and his family, the employees who lost their jobs and their families — these are the true victims of those attacks.
They are the ones punished by a shady group who claims to be the true army of the people.
The attacks on Saturday and the death of Larry today should always remind us of the twistedness of an ideology and the monsters behind it, how they employ fear and terror in their attempt to cloak their insignificance and the obsolescence of their political belief.
On Saturday morning, Larry’s wife, Ruth, got a phone call from me. I informed her that her husband was in the hospital. The couple never had a chance to talk because Larry fell into a coma.
Earlier that day, one of the last text messages that Larry received from Ruth was a one-liner “I love you.”
The message was unread. Ruth never received any reply.
Mayor Inday Sara Duterte
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