Flon Faurillo /
The Anti-Terrorism Bill
which is currently being rushed in the Senate should be expected to
further consolidate the martial-law scenario that President Gloria
Macapagal-Arroyo has managed to create. Because it defines “terrorism” so
broadly as to include even legitimate and legal dissent, it would target
all critics of the Arroyo administration and should be expected to
escalate political killings in the guise of pursuing the U.S.-led war on
“terror.” It will be like a big gun trained on the broad anti-Arroyo
opposition, especially those from the Left. The bill is being pushed in
the Senate by Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile, a key Martial Law figure who is
ironically now chairman of the Senate’s Committee on Human Rights; and in
the House by Speaker Jose de Venecia, a tested Arroyo loyalist.
Salungguhit literally means to
underline; figuratively, to
underscore or highlight.
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