I’ve been trying to get on with work today but no matter how hard I’ve been trying to think of work, my mind keeps going to back to the shocking events that have happened recently…
First, finding out that my nanny’s 24 year old son in the province (who has kids) drowned while he was out fishing. My nanny is still in the province and so far, I still can’t seem to talk to her. I totally understand `coz I’m a mother too. I was so sad about what happened, so sad that my nanny is hurting the way she is…
Then…the news that the Eguid family was murdered.. :_( Aia, my bestfriend, told me about it yesterday evening thru sms. I couldn’t believe it. Why?! What happened?! Checking the FaceBook news feed cofirmed it. Then I saw GMA7 do a news report on it… and that totally sealed everything.
I didn’t know the Eguid family (Tito Ariel, his wife and his son Adrian) that well, but I have pretty good memories of talking to them at their restaurant, Breadbox, which is right in front of Sa Guijo Cafe in Makati. Tito Ariel would always greet us so warmly whenever we went over to eat and he’d always recommend a specific dish for the night — and his recommendations were always awesome. Well, all of their dishes were sumptuous anyway!
There was one time that he didn’t charge me for my coffee or he’d offer some dishes at a discounted price! He was generous like that.
One night my friends and I really dressed up and ate at BreadBox and had a bunch of photos taken and we were kidding around with Tito Ariel that they could definitely be used for a print ad or for display around the restaurant!
I promised Tito Ariel Eguid a copy of the photos we took that night, but I never really got to keep my word… 😦
Two weeks ago, when I accidentally left my car keys in my car, one of the places I thought of to ask for help was Bread Box. I told Tito Ariel what happened and asked if he knew a locksmith. It was obvious that he was really thinking about it. He may not have recommended a locksmith, but I used their phone to call for one. I didn’t think twice about asking them for help that night, coz it was obvious that they had great hearts. That was also the night I got to talk to their 16 year old son, Adrian, for the first (and apparently last) time. He came up to us and asked if we wanted to try his keys, since his car was a Toyota too. You could see that he really wanted his keys to work and that he really wanted to help out. The keys didn’t work, but it’s ok. I’m glad that now I have that memory of him.
The Eguid family was brutally murdered at their unit which was really near Breadbox and Sa Guijo. The suspects have already been established and it seems that they’ve been working for the family for the past six months at the restaurant, but they are currently still at large. No, it wasn’t even robbery… So far, no one can say what the motives of the murderers were.
One thing I know for sure: no one deserves to die the way this family did. No matter what the reasons are, no one deserves to be brutally killed. :_( Just the thought of what happened disturbs me.
I refuse to claim that this is God’s will, that this is part of God’s plan. I refuse to believe that the same God that loves all His kids so much would desire to have his kids die this way. No human parent in their right mind would want this to happen to their child, so what more our Heavenly Dad. Truth is, we live in a fallen world and that’s all I can attribute this to. 😦
To the Eguid family, may you rest in peace and may justice be served. You will be missed. Going to Sa Guijo will never be the same…