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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Ang Istorya ni Tara Santelices at ang Estado ng Lipunang Ginagalawan ni Juan

Hindi ko pa nakikita ng personal si Tara Santelices, kilala ko lamang sya kasi nagkausap na kami sa phone at nagkakapalitan ng email dahil siya ang naka assign sa website ng Upland Marketing Foundation Inc. o UMFI na ako naman ang siyang webmaster. Nag eemail sya kapag may update sa website nila sa www.umfi.org at ako naman ay nag-eemail back kapag ok na yung update at kapag naniningil sa kanila. (ANG PAGPANAW NI TARA ISANG PAG-ALA-ALA)

Nakakagulat nga ng biglang magtext sa akin si Maya at ang tanong kung alam ko na raw ang nangyari kay Tara. Noon bumalik ang isang forwarded email na kung saan parang may nahapyawan akong pangalan ni Tara kaya tinanong ko si Maya kung ano ang nangyari. At ang sabi nya sa akin ay nahol-up daw si Tara sa sinasaynan niyang jeep habang ito ay pauwi... may biglang nagpaputok at si Tara nga ang tinamaan... ang nakakainis pa nito sa ulo sya tinamaan. Ngayon comatose sya sa ospital at hindi alam kung anu ang kakahinatnan.

May magagawa ba tayo para kay Tara Santelices? Bakit nga ba kailangang maging ganito ang kapalaran ng isang Tara Santelices?

Muling bumalik sa akin ang near-death experience ko rin sa isang jeep noong nakaraang taon na kung saan ay tinutukan ako ng patalim at akmang sasaksakin makuha lang ang aking mobile phone. Kakaibang takot ang naramdaman ko noon pero salamat at walang nangyari sa akin.

Ito ang lipunan at Pilipinas na sinasabi ni Pangulong Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo na umaangat na at umuunlad. Ito ang lipunang hindi na kailangan ng Death Penalty dahil nakakaawa ang mga kriminal na nanggagahasa, pumapatay ng sanggol, nang mamassacre... nakakaawa sila... pweeeeeeeee........

Paano ang mga biktimang tulad ni Tara Santelices? Paano ang mga biktima nila hindi ba sila nakakaawa? Hindi ba hustisya ang tawag doon? Isang malaking kawalang hustisya ang pagkaawa sa mga kriminal na tinanggal ang pagkatao sa kanilang sarili ng sila ay gumawa ng karumal-dumal na krimen.

Ito ang lipunang ginagalawan natin ngayon....

Mabalik tayo kay Tara... ANU ANG PWEDE NATING GAWIN? Eto po... mula sa isang nagmamalasakit na kaibigan na nabasa ko lang din sa E-Group ng Entreplink:

Word spreads around fast and almost everyone has already heard about what happened to our dear friend, *Tara Santelices*.

On the eve of her 23^rd birthday, Tara was shot in the head during a hold-up while riding a jeepney along Imelda Avenue, Cainta, Rizal. Joee Mejias, who was with her at that time, rushed her to Amang Rodriguez Memorial Hospital in Marikina City. The parents of Tara and Joee arrived at the hospital shortly thereafter. When morning came, Tara's parents finally decided to transfer her to the Medical City, Ortigas Avenue, Pasig City. *Since **8:00am** of August 6, **Tara** has been in the ICU fighting for her dear life.* Her parents have decided not to push through with the operation.

Although it might seem that there is nothing else that we can do but wait for Tara to wake up from this horrific nightmare, *we, the friends of **Tara**, have decided to raise funds for **Tara**'s hospital bills.* *This is the least we can do to ease the unbearable pain her family is going through.* We have been given the go-signal from Tara's dad, Tito Larry, and here are the details:

The temporary bank account is under *Anne Marie F. Santelices, Banco de Oro, SA 2140-062201* . For direct cash donations, please proceed to the ICU Waiting Room of the Medical City (Ortigas Avenue, Pasig City). Please look for Joee Mejias or Lila Santelices.

Any amount will be gratefully accepted. Anonymous donations are also welcome. Please spread the word. Forward this to your family, friends and even to everyone else you know. Please post this on Friendster, Multiply, Facebook and wherever else you can think of. Please send group messages on Yahoo Messenger. This will mean so much to us, her friends.

Please continue praying for Tara, for Joee and for both of their families. If you want to come see Tara, visiting hours at the ICU are at 9:00 am to 11:00 am and 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

Thank you so much for your time and kind consideration.

For inquiries, please contact *Joee Mejias (09228154987) * for calls and *Jac Ledonio (09167243071) * or *Myka Francisco (09163695148) * for text messages.

Fundraising Gigs for Tara and her Family

In trying to raise funds for the medical bills of our friend and fellow musician/artist Tara Bosch-Santelices, we have come up with a series of benefit gigs which are intended to also uplift the morale of Tara and her family. She still lies in a coma at the ICU of Medical City (along Meralco Avenue, Ortigas), while the culprit still runs free. We ask that you support this endeavor by attending any of the following gigs and spreading the word.

August 9 (Saturday)
Bela Bar - Skies of Ember, Rubber Inc., Elemento, Carnival Park,
Archaster, and more. (9pm onwards)
70s Bistro - Coffeebreak Island, Lady I, slots still open. 7pm onwards

August 11 (Monday)
Ten02 - Skies of ember, Scarlet Tears, Names are for Tombstones, The
Bernadettes, The Late Isabel, Nocturnal We, Aurora Borealis, and more.
9pm onwards.

August 12 (Tuesday)
No final venue yet.

August 13 (Wednesday)
Freedom Bar - Slots open.

August 14 (Thursday)
Bela Bar - slots open.

August 15 (Friday)
Gweilos Makati - slots open. (venue not yet final)

August 16 (Saturday)
Route196 - Open Mic (acoustic) and Open art exhibit for ladies.
Organized by Lunduyan ng Sining and F.A.M.E.
Mogwai Cubao X - Organized by RockEd.

August 25 (Monday)
Route196 - slots open.

The list is still to be updated so do check back for updates. Meanwhile, please continue to do any or all of the following:
  • Include Tara in your prayers.
  • Send your thoughts to Tara.
  • BELIEVE that she has enough strength and will power to fully recover.

TARA KAYA MO YAN! MALALAMPASAN MO YAN!

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3 comments:

kikay said...

sana mabasa ni gloria macapagal arroyo ang blog na ito ng magkaron naman sya ng kahit konting kunsensya at ma-enlighten ang kanyang buhay, sa nangyayari ngayon sa mindanao,mas pinili nya pang magpunta ng beijing at manood sa mga pinoy athletes dun kesa gmawa ng paraan para matigil na ang kaguluhan dito. Sadyang SELFISH lang ang presidente nten puro sya BOKA..sa bagay tama lang maawa sya sa mga kriminal dahil kauri nya ang mga yon!

Shen said...

Sana nga... basta tayo ay magtulungan upang mapaunlad at mabago ang ating bansa! Bagon Pinoy!

Shen said...

Masaya akong malaman na nakalabas na si Tara at sana tuloy-tuloy na ang kanyang paggaling. Patuloy nating bigyan ng pagasa ang mga kagaya nya na nagpupursige di lamang para sa kanyang sarili kundi para rin sa ating bayan. Pagaling ka minamahal naming Tara Santileces.