In the final analysis, the new anti-terrorism law is a weapon against dissent, targeting those who are a pain in Duterte’s neck but who are not committing rebellion, sedition, or anything illegal.
Many people have been going out, speaking out, challenging government’s response to the crisis and overcoming the limits set by the lockdown. This is certainly not a bad thing.
‘Using Lorraine’s logic, practically any organization critical of the government and the status quo can be considered a terrorist front’.
Given the short period remaining in the President’s term, it would do well for him to seriously resume the talks.
What Panelo’s letter implies is that the presidential legal counsel finds Antonio Sanchez’s clemency request valid, thus the positive action of referring it to the concerned agency for appropriate action
This was not brainwashing. This was enlightenment.
You don’t have to be a rocket scientist or an agriculture secretary to see what needs to be done. Long term solutions are actually contained in countless policy papers, program designs and pieces of legislation. The problem is that no government has had the perseverance and political will to actually see them through.
While there are many who have expressed their desire for Duterte to resign or be ousted, there is no conspiracy to forcibly remove him from power.