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Friday, February 11, 2011

FOR CLARENCE

The one thing that's scary when someone updates you on what's happening with people you haven't been in touch with for a long time, is finding out that they died.

This morning I was informed by a classmate/colleague that one of our batchmate in college was murdered two weeks ago.

I personally don't know Clarence very well. We were never classmates, we did have common friends but we were never friends. We do say hi to each other. I remember he's one of the meek gay people from our course. The one who was almost always bullied or harassed by friends. But he was nice. He often greets me when we stumble upon each other.

After college I never really heard from him again. I know he works for a telecommunications company. But other than that, I have nothing.

Apparently he was murdered by two teenage boys he met in Malate. He was found naked and was robbed of his personal belongings.

The suspects already surrendered to the authorities but said that they only did it because they were just protecting the younger brother from being molested by Clarence who held him at knifepoint.

Honestly, I never saw in Clarence's personality as someone who can threaten another person at knifepoint. But even if it was true, he did not deserve to be butchered and stabbed 13 times. He was a good person.

My prayers to his family and to everyone he left behind. I hope he finds peace and justice.

12 comments:

Guyrony said...

This is saddening yet we shouldn't be...

For Clarence indeed.

c - e - i - b - o - h said...

aww.. sad..
prayers for clarence..

kaloy said...

I didn't ace my criminal law, but 13 stabs is just a little too much if it were just to pacify an attack against your person or another... that's just me saying...

And condolences to the family -

Sean said...

this is sad. are these teenagers on drugs? prayers for clarence.

Jepoy Dee said...

prayers for clarence.

Kyle said...

condolence. :(

Nishiboy said...

I heard about this from my housemate. And I read about it in clayman's blog after a few days. Yeah, it was just too brutal.

Clarence said...

kinabahan ako sa title ng post mo, akala ko ako un..

then after reading your posts, kinapa ko sarili ko hehehe

my sincerest commisserations..

wanderingcommuter said...

left me speechless...

as weird as it may sound, i think he is atleast smiling for this gesture... this is sweet.

just hope rightful justie will prevail...

my condolences.

orally said...

prayers for clarence

V1nC3 said...

Prayers for Clarence. Most esp sa mga naiwan - his family & friends, may they have enough strength to get through this difficult time.

Arwind said...

That's just sick and twisted. :(