By Raïssa Robles
Filipinos have not had a Christmas like this for a long, long time – the Season of Joy ushered in by copious tears and a tide of blood.
Over 10,000 funerals resulting from President Rodrigo Duterte’s “war on drugs”.
Fire and rain in Davao City shortly before Christmas. Floods in the central and southern parts of the country.
Twenty people, rushing to celebrate Christmas, dying instantly in a head-on collision of a passenger jeep and a bus in the north.
And yet, and yet, despite all these, we bravely celebrate Christmas, setting up candles to light the enfolding darkness if only briefly. [Read More…]