A RADIO-TV network went overboard in covering the execution on Wednesday of drug mules Ramon Credo, Sally Ordinario-Villanueva and Elizabeth Batain.
The three have become celebrities and heroes.
We should not be surprised if the broadcast network sets up a monument to them in its compound in Quezon City.
It will not be surprising either if a movie will be made about the lives of Credo, Villanueva and Elizabeth Batain by the network?s movie outfit.
The title of the movie might probably be ?Sila?y mga Inosente (They Were Innocent)? or ?Niloko Kami (We Were Deceived)? in reference to the claim of the three that they didn?t know what was in their luggage when they entered China.
Famous movie stars might play the roles of Credo, Villanueva and Batain.
Who knows, the movie might become a blockbuster.
It might even reap awards.
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We are sending the wrong message to our children in glorifying Credo, Villanueva and Batain.
Our youths might think that becoming a drug mule is rewarding because it would bring them national fame if they get caught.
And if they don?t get caught, then they earn big money and lead exciting lives.
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If Credo, Villanueva and Batain had not been caught, imagine how many lives in China would have been destroyed because of them.
Credo was caught with 4 kilos of heroin, Villanueva 4 kilos, and Batain 6.8 kilos.
Now, put yourself in the shoes of the Chinese people and then think about the Filipinos who would become drug addicts if some Chinese brought in the same amounts of drugs into the country.
Would you still pity Credo, Villanueva and Batain?
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A radio station asked on Wednesday what the country does to Chinese nationals who get convicted of drug trafficking.
Some employees at the Court of Appeals who happened to be listening in on the program answered the question: The Chinese would be acquitted by the appellate court.
In fact, many Chinese serving time at the National Penitentiary have been released after they were acquitted by the Court of Appeals.
So, if you get convicted by the lower court for drug pushing or trafficking in this country, don?t despair because the appellate court will set you free for the right price.