Vigilante extrajudicial killings in Dumaguete City are unabated.
Local officials seem helpless in purging this lawlessness.
Some Dumaguetenos even welcome this brand of instant justice.
So why not make vigilante extrajudicial killings a tourist attraction for the city?
This should be a highly potential tourist attraction.
I undertand local tourism movers are cracking their heads trying to determine what Dumaguete City can offer, something that is unique.
Imagine, the rest of the civilized world are advocating for respect for human rights and observance of due process.
But here is a city that is experiencing executions of presumed guilty criminals in the streets.
This should be something interesting for the people coming from all corners of the globe.
Local tourism promoters should invite visitors to witness how viginlantism and extrajudicial killings are being done.
Tourism promoters should print posters and sell Dumaguete as a "Land of Vigilante Killings" or the "Vigilante capital of the Philippines".
Local officials apparently are playing a blind eye to this spate of lawlessness, and have offered no solution.
It also seems there is a certain degree of public apathy to this brazen criminality.
So why not make money out of it?
According to reports, vigilantes, identifying themselves as "The Equalizers" are executing supossedly known drug personalities.
They have vowed to wipe out these illegal drug pushers.
The "Equalizers", not the courts, decide who to convict and who to kill.
But what would happen if all drug pushers in the city are exeterminated without the benefit of a trial? Will this spell the end of "vigilante tourism"?
The vigilantes can be requested to shift their targets to currupt public officials.
Surely, they will not run out of targets.
Seriously, as a Dumageuteno, seeing unstoppable vigilante killings in the city of gentle people, local officials making themselves appear as hopeless, a public that seemingly just shrug their shoulders....
I just shake my head.
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