Following a social media outburst against Jim Paredes, several people started to voice out their experience and knowledge about the chaos created by Marcos’ opponents during the time of Martial Law.
A certain Mercedes Casablanca blames singer-activist’s late mother, Ester Jimenez-Paredes for the loss of his brother’s right leg.
During an RMN radio interview on Wednesday, Mrs. Casablanca recalled how her brother, Brandon Buenafe”, suffered in his whole life due to an incident where Jimenez-Paredes were involved.
“It was September 30 1980 when my brother, then 21 year-old, was strolling inside Rustan’s with her future wife when a bomb exploded. Several people were hurt and my brother and his then girlfriend were badly hurt. He lost his leg in hospital a day after. We had no idea as there was no investigation after Marco’s presidency”, Casablanca said.
“Nasa Amerika ako noon, nag-aaral, at dahil magulo sa Pilipinas especiall during the later presidency of Marcos, naglaho lang ang kaso na parang bula. Akala nga ng lahat pakulo lahat ni marcos, yon pala after 30 years unti-unting lumalabas ang katotohanan. Kahit patay na yong mga salarin, sa diyos na lang sila mananagot”, Casablanca added.
Casablanca, a certified public accountant based on US said the tragedy almost killed his brother in depression.
Casablanca also named Jimenez-Paredes as one of the prime responsible for his brother’s disability.
“As son of a criminal, Jim Paredes should be ashamed of himself and should refrain from public showing. many lives were destroyed because of his terrorist mother and her cohorts”, Casablanca said./Kathy Blancaflor/
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