Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Hate Crime In Makati (yes, in 2015)

 Makati City. Three men attacked a friend at 2:45 AM today. They put a sack around his head and torso, tied his hands from behind his back, started punching, kicking, stepping on him and hitting him repeatedly with what seemed to be a metal pipe or plank of wood. While they were doing this, they were yelling at him to repent for being gay. They said that he will go to hell. My friend suffered from severe injuries and would have probably been killed if barangay tanods (local government unit patrol officers) did not chance upon the scene.

Hate crimes. You know they still happen but you can never be prepared when they come very close to home. I am still in shock.

Please forward to anyone you know and care about, especially if they work or simply pass by the streets of Makati. You and I know that the supposed authorities in this city are authoritative but cannot be counted on to serve and protect all the time.

P.S. I'm no longer in Facebook so I just got these screenshots from friends. I did not include the name of the person along with photos of his severely injured face. If you're from a news agency or an NGO and you'd like to write about this, please send me a message and I'll ask if he's willing to share his story with your organization. Thank you.

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