Mindanews’s Patricio Diaz in his column “Comment” expressed what I’ve been thinking for some time now:
“[Congress] should have amended or repealed the martial-law presidential decrees which are now being partly invoked to legalize the suppression of the freedom of the press, freedom of speech and freedom of peaceable assembly.
“For instance, PD 880 is still operative. It’s basically the basis of the ‘Calibrated Preemptive Response’ that suppresses the freedom of peaceable assembly. “
He also wrote about Senator Joker Arroyo’s observation that people no longer show righteous anger at what’s happening in our society.
“In a sense, Sen. Joker Arroyo is reminding us of the saying: ‘There are no tyrants where there are no slaves.’ And, he is not joking.”
On the reported special jail that the Arroyo regime will build for coup plotters, Diaz says “It’s a concentration camp in time of peace.”
Read Diaz’s article here.