protest actions in the wake of the killing of the impeachment complaints
against her at the House of Representatives, President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
is again raising the bogey of “destabilization” against her opponents. She
has used this to justify a “strict” implementation of the “no permit, no
rally” policy. At the same time state forces are again on a rampage, with
no less than four political killings reported by human rights groups over
the last month alone. This combination is reminiscent of Martial Law, the
33rd anniversary of which was commemorated last Sept. 21.
Salungguhit literally means to
underline; figuratively, to
underscore or highlight.
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