Thursday, 5 August 2010

Someone near me just got murdered

Somebody has just been killed near me. In what was a political assasination the Vice Mayor of a small town was attacked by gunmen with a bomb. He survived but one other died and a number of others were seriously injured.

Just another event in a conflict affected country that we'll never hear about in the West because our media doesnt regard it important. But it is a reason to be proud of the work of my organisation, International Alert, who try and build peace in situations where I write this from now does in the southern Philippines, south east Asia.

I'm only really sharing this because I feel I need to - it's got nothing to do with Shepherd's Bush, but it is where I am, and it's my blog after all. Back in a week. Just consider how lucky we are to live where we do.

UPDATE: It's just been announced this is the Philippines' first suicide bombing. Not a great first.


  1. Yes, that would never happen on Askew Road. Oh, wait...

  2. a group of gunmen and a bomb aiming for a political hit? no, it wouldnt.

  3. Take care out there Chris.....