A Farmer’s Fading Hope for Humanity

NOTE: This story was written last April 30, 2017.

Sporting red puffy eyes, seven-month pregnant Annalyn Luna silently cried while she reminisced her last days with her children, Reden, 9, and Crislyn, 11, and 70-year-old mother Lolita Pepito who were killed in a crossfire between the Philippine Army and CPP-NPA last April 20 in Cawayan town in Masbate.

The mother of four who arrived from Cebu days after the incident was not able to see the bodies of the victims. The families and barangay officials were prohibited from getting close to the area of the incident until over a week which caused the foul smell of the decaying corpses.

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