Habang binabasa ko ang kuwento ni Marianett, ang labing-isang taong batang nagpakamatay dahil sa kahirapan, ako ay nanlumo sa lungkot. Pero ang ang aking lungkot ay napalitan ng galit nang mabasa ko ang parteng ito sa print version ng kuwento (wala kasi ito sa web version):
"Clavio said the program staff tried to get a reaction from Palace officials who, at the time Mariannet's story was being reported in dzBB, were meeting at the Manila Hotel for an antipoverty workshop.
He was told by one official that Mariannet's case was isolated."
What a fucking callous response to a tragedy.