21 August 2017. I visited Kian Delos Santos' wake and spent some time with his father, Zaldy and his barkada from Our Lady of Lourdes School. Kian was helpful, cheerful, a good son and friend. He had dreams of becoming a policeman. His best friend, Leonard, cried as he shared the story that Kian sold his clothes just to buy Leonard some fruits because he was in the hospital recovering from an operation. We cried, we laughed remembering this young man, gone too soon, taken away from this unjust world. I promised them that Kian will not end up just another number in this drug war. We must stand up for him and others like him so no more lives will be needlessly lost. #ParaKayKian#JusticeForKian
#Repost From my dear Celeste Legaspi-Gallardo (Love you @mamateteng 💔😪) Everywhere I go there's singing... the guy selling the Camote puto singing softly.. the waitress while setting our plates singing away .... the Supermarket cashier and her bagger sharing the refrain of the music playing ... everywhere ....pinoys singing... Mabuti na Lang we have music.... because what's happening now is so heartbreaking and so hateful and so cruel... without that music it would be impossible to love our country today
Itigil ang patayan! Itigil ang mga pamamaslang!
It could have been your brother, sister or child! 👊 #justiceforKian
My thoughts about #JusticeForKian
It's sad to live in PH today, Because next time it could be me, you, or someone we love. The Government is already toxic, All these issues ( Transportation, Political, Killing and etc.. ) by the government. They all just attack, but they don't serve to protect ( No proper action at all ). As a commuter everyday, I realized that those who are supposed to make you feel safe and protected are now the ones making you feel the exact opposite. Sad but true.
Keep safe everyone
Si Kian, a children’s book on Kian Delos Santos, is now on print. The bulk of the printed copies will be distributed for free to teachers and communities that will use the book for educational and counseling purposes. Limited copies are for sale for P75 each at the following outlets: • Loyola Schools Bookshop
• Solidaridad Bookshop
• Popular Bookstore
• University of the Philippines Press Bookstore
• Ateneo de Manila University Press Bookstore
Check out how we made the book, link in bio.
mabigat ngunit napapanahon. “Ito ang kuwento ni Kian Loyd delos Santos, labimpitong taong gulang, estudyante. Pinatay siya ng mga pulos sa Kalookan noong Agosto 16, 2017.” Maraming salamat sa kopya, @wolf .like.me_ #JUSTICEFORKIAN#JUSTICEFORALL#StopTheKillings
This is Violeta Francisco Delos Santos, Kian's 85-year old grandmother reading a copy of Si Kian, the printed book. During my research, I avoided talking to her because everyone told me her heart was weak. Emotions were high during that time and I didn't want to upset her further. She took notice of me and started saying hello whenever I visited. She told me that after Kian died, she fell down and for days, she can't get up or eat. In a voice barely audible than a whisper, she said she wished she was dead. "These cops, don't they feel guilty? They are also someone else's child, they have a family. They know how to love, how can they kill an innocent child?" During Kian's 40th death day, she recounted stories of her youth and we compared notes on our insomia. She said she would sit down and if she stare really hard, it's as if she could see him. "It's been more than a month and he's still alive to me." // The printed copies of "Si Kian" are now being distributed for free to schools and communities. You could also buy a copy in selected bookstores in Metro Manila.
To know more about the book, videos, photos and audio recordings from my research and interviews are posted on @pcijstoryproject 's website. Link: