I am not offering any conclusion to the string of violence that have happened in Manila the past weeks, from the deadly explosion in Glorietta, to the bombing of Batasan. However, there is nothing wrong with looking at these recent spate of bombings and violence in a critical and doubtful light, from the various possible motives of such acts to the symbolic violence they represent.
One who simply parrots what the administration and its police force are saying is being too naive–sometimes, irritatingly. The state has all the capabilities, the reasons and the resources to fabricate “truths” to suit the needs of the powers-that-be. It doesn’t take much to theorize which side benefits much from these incidents.