Today is Rizal Day. I should be writing about heroes and their commendable acts and how we should exemplify them. But here I am writing about Nasser Pangandaman Jr. mayor of Masiu town in Lanao del Sur province, Philippines brawling up a 56-year old man and his son over some misunderstanding on a golf course last Friday. Heroic right?
Pangandaman Jr. is the son of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) Secretary Datu Nasser Pangandaman Sr. The younger Pagandaman, together with his henchmen allegedly beat up Delfin de la Paz and his son Bino after some golf etiquette/rules argument turned into a bloody incident at the Valley Golf and Country Club in Antipolo City. (Btw some of the mayor’s minions are armed with handguns hence they are perceived to be bodyguards). There is a pending case filed at Antipolo Police women and children’s desk related to this incident.
The DAR Chief and his mayor son have their own version: It was the older De la Paz who first hit them with an umbrella. WTF!!! Somebody hits you with an umbrella and your gun-toting minions swarms on them and beat them up?
I do not know what will happen to this case. I just hope and pray that De la Paz and his son recover soon, and that their family will be safe from harm.
To the DAR Chief, his mayor son and his companions, other netizens have already tagged you with so many adjectives (and some recommended course of action too) and I will not add to the list. Just one word for you and your cronies: Karma.