Flon Faurillo /
Macapagal-Arroyo received nods of approval from the influential Catholic
Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) – which has been issuing
statements increasingly critical of her policies – for her recent
declaration commuting all death sentences to life imprisonment. She wants
to come across as a strong president with a humane side. But there can be
no fooling anybody, as state forces under her watch have continued to kill
activists with impunity. The virtual death sentence on activists remains.
Salungguhit literally means to
underline; figuratively, to
underscore or highlight.
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