19 October 2011
Bye, Kuya JD
Today I learned that someone I knew was killed in Basilan in an encounter with the MILF.
We weren't exactly friends. But he was a senior when I was a freshman in highschool, and he has always been one of our favorite upperclassmen, because he was nice, funny, and had an easy laugh.
We weren't friends, but I knew him, and he was killed by his own countrymen in an ugly war that should have ended a long time ago.
That somehow makes his death difficult to accept, and I can only imagine how his parents, his brother (who's also in the army), and his friends are feeling.
Bye Kuya JD, I didn't know you that well, but I do know that wherever you are now, you're making everyone around you laugh. Rest in peace.