By Mylah Reyes-Roque, VERA Files
Seven women on Friday marked the third anniversary of the Ampatuan killing giving interviews left and right, at times dividing themselves in teams to appear in simultaneous TV and radio shows.
Noemi Parcon, whose husband Joel is among the 58 people killed in the election-related rampage, said back home in Koronadal City, she and some of her fellow victims have been called publicity-seekers.
It is uncalled for, she said, because the reality is, if they don't talk, they would be perceived as having been bought by the Ampatuans, the primary accused in the ongoing multiple murder case.
"Ang isip kasi nila sa probinsiya, pag hindi ka na nakikita sa TV, hindi ka na nagpapa-interview, hindi ka na nagpupunta sa Maynila, nabayaran ka na (Those in the province think you've been bought if you don't appear on TV, don't give interviews and don't go to Manila)."
Zenaida Duhay said that on her way to Manila from Tacurong City in Sultan Kudarat, some people in herRead More »from Ampatuan killing: Why some widows keep giving interviews